Santa's Flight Silhouette

The stamp is santa's flight from a•muse studio, and the technique is Scene Silhouette from the Technique Junkies newsletter.  It is easy to turn any stamp into a silhouette,  and with such a dark background (in spots, I was going for an ombre effect), it helps the image stand out.
I created the background by starting with a very pale blue paper, and coloring bands with my water-soluble pastels.  A little swirling with a water brush melted and blended the colors.  the punched edge is a nice contrast.  I added assorted bling to the stars to give them some texture.


Juliet Arrighi


Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty- took me a second- looks like the new die from Cheery Lynn- LOVE the way this turned out- I have this set- gotta try this one....this would make a fairly quick Christmas card. Congrats for your well deserved win over at Michael Strong!!!

Anne-Marie said...

Your Card is beautiful, very classic.

Thank you for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle the very best of luck.

Anne-Marie x x

Planetsusie said...

Hi Juliet - I love your Christmas card with this great snowy night-time scene. Just how I imagined it when I was a little girl - lol. Great way of altering the colour of your blue paper - I shall try it myself.

Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Monochrome challenge this month, I do hope we see you again very soon.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member.

PS I do like the "Be honest - I can take it" sentiment - it made me smile.

Bettina L. said...

Love your scenery. Great design with the christmas trees at the bottom and santa riding his sleigh. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Penny said...

Juliet, at first glance I thought you used a die cut for your sleigh. Love the effect you achieved with the blues and your silhouette stamp! Just a fabulous Christmas card--I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Annette said...

Wow, love it. The sleigh is great and I love the tree line.
Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘O Christmas Tree’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Myrna said...

Such a great card. Love the silhouette and the trees at the bottom just make it a perfect scene.
So it's easy to turn any stamp into a silhouette is it? Ok how? :)

Tamie said...

Incredible Christmas card. I love how you used the bling on the stars. Wonderful inspiration! We are sure glad that you shared it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks


Angela said...

Oh wow your christmas scene looks so wonderful,a fantastic technique.
Thank you for joining us at our O for Oh Christmas Tree Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
Hope to see you again
Hugs and greetings
Angela DT

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT 4CC!

Life - Up, Down & Sideways said...

Very nice card. What an awesome technique. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'. We have an open Design Team Call going on. You have until Aug 11th to enter.

Tammy S.

TeresaK said...

Wow, I really love your card! I thought you had cut out the santa and sleigh! I'm glad you joined us at the Cuttin and Stampin challenge blog!