One Layer Festival of Trees Starry Night Card

by Joanne James13. November 2014 20:10

Today I'm sharing my card for this week's challenge over at Less is More, where the focus for this week's one layer challenge is a 'starry, starry night'. I was aiming for an early LIM entry this week and this post was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but best laid plans and all that .... So two days later, here it is:

So how did I create today's card? Well, I've been wanting to create a sponged snowy scene for a while, so this card was the perfect opportunity. I masked off a horizontal panel, added a masked circle for my moon and then created a 'hill' mask to create my landscape itself. I sponged in my sky using Night of Navy ink and used the same colour to highlight the edges of the snow dunes and some subtle tree shadows (I did this bit after I stamped in the trees). Once I'd created my snowscape, I used the tip of the pine tree from the Festival of Tree stamp set to add in my trees. I stamped them in Memento Black ink, being careful to keep my mask in place each time so that the trees were behind the surface of the snow. To finish, I used some Encore silver ink to sponge in some tiny stars using a stencil I created with my Confetti Stars punch, along with a few dots added with my Silver marker. I also lightly sponged some Encore Silver onto some areas of the sky to add a subtle sheen. To finish, I stamped my sentiment from the 'Good Greetings' stamp set beneath my scene. Here's a closeup of the scene itself so that you can see it in more detail: 

For such a 'blue' card, this really is very pretty and for a one layer card has so much going on. I think I might have to make a few more like this!

Back tomorrow with another card; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (24) -

Susan Dalton
Susan DaltonUnited Kingdom
11/13/2014 10:12:37 PM #

Beautiful card - not a winter person but made me feel like a stroll in the snow x

SidUnited Kingdom
11/14/2014 2:18:28 AM #

Loving your fabcard Joanne !

Julie Beech
Julie BeechUnited Kingdom
11/14/2014 12:31:30 PM #

Love how you masked off the areas to create this snowy landscape and a super sentiment. Smile

11/14/2014 2:00:50 PM #

You rock! What a gorgeous, elegant Christmas decor your created here.
Love it!
Caro x

11/14/2014 5:51:52 PM #

I love how you added the shades in the snow and love the layout of your fab Card!

ChrissieUnited Kingdom
11/14/2014 6:00:36 PM #

Simply stunning Joanne. I love this technique and you have done it to perfection!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Daizy-Mae ( Viv )
Daizy-Mae ( Viv )United Kingdom
11/14/2014 7:59:19 PM #

It's lovely Joanne ;) Viv xx

Helen J
Helen JUnited Kingdom
11/14/2014 8:52:12 PM #

Beautiful card, a lovely wintry scene created to perfection.

Sarah G
Sarah GUnited Kingdom
11/14/2014 9:17:33 PM #

Gorgeous card, Joanne!  I love the masked panel and you have created real depth on your snowy scene Smile  

anneUnited Kingdom
11/14/2014 10:39:35 PM #

Stunning inking Joanne, this is just perfect!
Thanks so much for your LIM entry
Less is More Designer

SarahUnited Kingdom
11/14/2014 10:48:07 PM #

This is AMAZING Joanne.
Love all the depth of the scene you've created and a beautiful starry creation.
Thanks for taking part
Less is More

Pauline A
Pauline AUnited Kingdom
11/16/2014 5:41:41 PM #

This is awesome, love, love,love xxx

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/16/2014 8:20:27 PM #

This is absolutely a beautiful winter scene!  The sponging is just perfect!  SO much depth!  XX

Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
11/17/2014 4:46:55 PM #

Wow!  Love it! Love it!. It captures winter and Christmas so well.

Diane Hopkins
Diane HopkinsUnited Kingdom
11/18/2014 1:50:03 PM #

So beautiful, it's a stunning scene with great atmosphere - just like you're there (or want to be) ;)

Janice Thompson
Janice ThompsonUnited Kingdom
11/21/2014 8:18:56 AM #

What a brilliant card, I am always so inmressed by these LIM creations, when they work they work so well! Spectacular! Jx

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/21/2014 11:55:11 AM #

Wow, I must have sleeping the day you posted this!  AWESOME!  And congrats on your win, too!  Definitely pinning this!

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
11/21/2014 1:31:50 PM #

Congrats on your LIM win, Joanne! Well deserved, this is one gorgeous card!

11/21/2014 2:15:30 PM #

Did you see you won at LIM, Joanne? So deserved, it's a stunning card!

Darnell J Knauss
Darnell J KnaussUnited States
11/21/2014 6:02:58 PM #

Joanne, this looks like a painting that should be hanging in an art gallery! You so deserved the win at LIM!! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

Dotty Jo
Dotty JoUnited Kingdom
11/22/2014 4:09:32 PM #

Big congrats on your ShowCASe - so well deserved! Jo x

Donna United States
12/8/2014 12:02:53 PM #

Such a beautiful card!!  I love how you did it. I'm artistically challenged though and would have loved to watch you create it in a video. If there's ever a chance of that please let me know. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
12/8/2014 9:50:13 PM #

Thanks Donna for your lovely comment. I haven't made a video tutorial in a while but am keen to get back in to it and produce more in the New Year. I'll add this to the list of requests and will do my best!

TiaraHelenUnited Kingdom
2/11/2015 9:16:35 AM #

Love this One layer card. Elegant, calm, ingenious.
Helen x

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