Saturday 19 August 2017

Perfect Holiday... the theme over at Less is More this week. 

I don't go on holidays, I rather buy craft supplies ;-)
No well actually I have cats and a vegetable plot, and those are my responsibility so I stay home.
I went to visit my dad for two days and man I missed my furries ;-)...

Anyway December 18th is my birthday and that's just a week from Christmas. I try to combine the both and go all out on Christmas, for me that's the perfect holiday.

So for my card I inkblended Memento inks (lulu lavender and summer sky) through a mask I made with a circle die.

I then stamped the Merry Christmas strip
along the "horizon" with Versafine onyx black ink. The stamp is from Studio Light (stampsL154).
The Polar bear is from My Favorite Things (polar bear pals) and I stamped him with MFT hybrid black ink, colored him with Spectrum Noir markers and then let the Scan N cut cut him out. Mounted him with foam tape.

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Update September 1st: 


  1. Absolutely beautiful card Maaike and love the fun little scene. Hope that's how you'll be celebrating birthday / Christmas this year. Thanks for playing along at Less is More

  2. FABULOUS make, loving the polar bear "spotlight"


  3. Sweet card! I really like your masking technique.

  4. This is delightful, Maaike. Wonderfully coloured and I love the cool shades you chose for your masked circle, perfect for icy scene.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  5. A fabulous card, such a super image and great CAS design.
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline (Guest Designer) - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Such a beautiful card. The masking looks great. :)

    - Aimless Sunny

  7. Your card is so delightful! I love the design, your ink blending looks great and that sentiment stamp looks wonderful and "grounds" your cute polar bear super well. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  8. Congratulations on being a Showcase winner! I absolutely love your perfect CAS card!

    1. thanks it's one of my favorite xmas cards of this year so far

  9. Vind ze altijd zo leuk je kaarten....