‘Tis the season

tis the season Heather Telford

‘Tis not quite the Christmas season just yet but it is the season to change the clocks back which is what we did on Sunday. That means the sunset came earlier than I am used to and I was able to enjoy it at the end of a run. The light was orange and yellow behind the silhouetted trees and buildings as I ran home and that is what inspired this silhouetted city scape. I was undecided about a sentiment until I read the Less is More and the Splitcoast Clean and Simple challenge for this week, both are about non-traditional Christmas cards. This card is definitely non traditional especially when you peek inside to see the rest of the sentiment along with some black snowflakes. Seriously, who wants black snowflakes? I am not sure they work. What do you think?

I brayered the colour onto Neenah natural white cardstock, first radiant neon electric coral, next memento dandelion and lastly from the other end of the panel summer sky. (There is no summer sky left at the top of the panel as I had to trim it after messing up the sentiment.) I stamped the skyline stamp in black then brayered black to cover the base of the panel. The windows are coloured with a white gel pen and the sentiment stamped in versafine onyx black ink. I gave the panel a thin black mat and popped it up on dimensional squares.  Inside the card is the rest of the sentiment trimmed from a new die cut and paired with the Snowdrops die cut.

to be jolly Heather Telford

Stamps: Skyline, Season’s Wishes (PB)
Creative Dies: Tis the Season, Snow Drops (PB)
Inks:  Memento dandelion, tuxedo black, Radiant Neon Electric coral, Versafine onyx black (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Neenah natural White 110lb cardstock, black cardstock

11 Comments on “‘Tis the season”

  1. Once again you make me: wouhaaaa… magnifique et vivifiant! Bravo Heather! I am going right now at my desk and try somthing like that with cityscape…

  2. Oups… I forget to say that I like black snowflakes Inside the card… and why not? C’est chic!

  3. Clelie says:

    Looked at it and thought “But, where is the sentiment!?”…then…”What are those black marks inside?”…scrolled down and saw the inside treatment and said…”PERFECT!” I love the black snowflakes…they work wonderfully! Heather, you always inspire me!..(.and I am falling in card-love with the cityscapes and all the new house dies! What fun!)

  4. jancastle says:

    Great card Heather and I think the black snowflakes work for the I side…especially since it is a border (might not have worked as well if they had been individual here and there snowflakes. Also it is great without the blue….TFS a

  5. Sid says:

    Heather I love your festive cityscape and the colours just look brilliant !!

  6. Sarah says:

    Fabulous idea Heather and loving the colour scheme.
    Great attention to detail inside too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. judka says:


  8. Carole Dion says:

    Very nice and chic!

  9. Lindsey says:

    I’d say in this case the black snowflakes are just right with the modern vibe of this card. And tis definitely the season to make holiday cards…

  10. chrissieann says:

    This is SO vibrant Heather and I love how the sentiment is continued on the inside!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  11. Anne Ray says:

    Heather what a stunning contemporary creation, so stylish!
    Sorry to be so late commenting this week, thanks so much for your LIM entry
    Less is More Designer

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