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A Peaceful Night

A Peaceful Night

Hi All!

I’m using the City Stacks set again, but this time for a holiday card. You can see this set used on this card and this card. It’s such a great set!

I colored the homes very lightly with Inktense Pencils. I wanted them to be bright against the dark background. Here is a close-up:

A Peaceful Night

Enjoy the video!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Snow bank ~ 1/2 inch 1.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Inktense Pencils used: Golden Yellow, Poppy Red, Red Oxide, Neutral Gray

City Stacks
City Stacks
Merry Messages
Merry Messages
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Chipped Sapphire
Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Faded Jeans
Broken China Distress Ink
Broken China
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on November 28th, 2018 at 7:25 am


    This is a really beautiful card, Darlene. I had to have City Stacks and I’ve yet to use it. I was going to wait until after I’d made all my Christmas cards. But now I have no excuse but to use it right away to CAS your Christmas card. Thanks as always for the inspiration!

  2. wrote on November 28th, 2018 at 3:14 pm


    You’re right–this is such a peaceful scene. I love the splattered stars (or snowflakes?). I also really like how you kept the colors on the houses muted & to a minimum. It gives them interest & marks them as the focal point, but they don’t scream, “Look at US!!!” Thanks so much for sharing! 🐱 ~ Andrea

  3. wrote on November 28th, 2018 at 5:13 pm


    One of my favorite cards, thanks!

  4. wrote on November 28th, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Margaret Ashworth

    What a wonderful card. Your ink blending and splatters are great. I’ve not heard anything about a Christmas card exchange this year and was hoping I didn’t somehow miss a notice. Looking forward to your next card!–Peggy

  5. wrote on November 29th, 2018 at 3:55 am


    Oh my goodness Darlene, that night sky you created is absolutely gorgeous, your blending is simply amazing, love how you did the stars, what a great technique.
    I’m glad you didn’t put any sentiment on the front of the card, the little houses, colored so softly speak volumes.
    Thank you for sharing and for another fantastic video.
    PS. Margaret Ashworth reminded me about the Christmas card exchange, I also hope I didn’t miss the announcement.

  6. wrote on November 29th, 2018 at 7:55 pm


    Darlene I absolutely love this card. I can watch you blend and color for a long time. You are just so good at it. Thank you once again for sharing your talents.

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