Hello, Ingrid here today kidnapping Catherine's blog for the day! Have you seen that the previously released Winterhaven collection is now available for individual purchase? I just love the little Winterhaven Village Dies. Doesn't that sound like a fun place to visit?
I thought it would be fun to create a cold wintry night for you. To start you'll want to ink blend your sky on a piece of scrap watercolor paper. Use the largest of the Circles Dies and lightly trace around the outside. This helps to give you a reference for size when blending.
Next, you'll want to start with your lightest colors and go upward. A little trick to get a smooth blended look is to take your lightest shade and go back over your darker ones – blending out any odd marks. Start with It's A Boy, then Something Borrowed, and overlap a little Flirty Fuchsia up at the very top to get a deeper shade of indigo when mixed with Something Borrowed.
Cut out your church, trees and hill from Bright White Cardstock. Use Grass Skirt and press directly onto your trees to color them deep green, leaving the trunks for Icing on the Cake. The church is colored with a Black Jack ink pad. Next smoosh each into a Versamark Pad and heat emboss in Clear. Run your versamark pad over the edge of your snowy hill and emboss with Wanderlust glitter embossing powder. I love the sparkly quality in that sparkle glitter powder.
Stamp and emboss the stars from the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set around the perimeter of the top half of a card front measuring 4 x 5 1/4″. Emboss with Wanderlust. Stamp and emboss in Metallic Gold your greeting from the same set in the lower right corner. Cut out the largest circle die for your window into your wintry little world.
Emboss the holy star in gold and a few smaller stars from the Here We Come A-Caroling Stamp Set. Pop up your panel onto a folded card base that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″. Arrange your little scene, glue down your houses and hill and you're all set!
It's a frosty little village scene that will definitely wow your friends and family. Thanks for hanging with me today!