Hi everyone, Lisa here. It's be a while since I visited with you here on Catherine's blog and I'm so happy to be back. Today I want to share with you a fun holiday card that could easily be made into a winter greetings card for after the holidays. Using my Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection and a lovely selection of Catherine Pooler inks I made this winter scene.
The first thing I did was cut out the snowy hill using the Winterhaven Die set. I used this hill to as a guide on my card front, by lightly tracing a line along the curved edge with a pencil. These little trees from the Here We Come A-Caroling stamp set look great when you cluster them on a card. Using Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt ink, I stamped three trees directly onto the card front overlapping the pencil line.
I stamped a sentiment from the Here We Come A-Caroling stamp set in Midnight ink and then heat embossed some clear embossing powder over the top. The shine just gives your sentiment a little extra pop.
I decided to add a blue sky lightly blending some It's A Boy ink, starting from the bottom of the card and lightly fading up into the sentiment. That ink really blends beautifully! Then there was this tiny little fence cut from a tiny little die in the Winterhaven Die set. How cute is that! I just glued it along the pencil line. Now the card front piece is ready for some dimension.
Adding some fun foam to the back of the snow hill, I lined attached it along the fence line. At this point, the scene really starts taking shape. Now, to add some trees to the foreground. I stamped two more of the same trees only this time I diecut them using the Here We Come A-Caroling die set. For just a little more added dimension I cut two more out of a thick watercolor paper. Just by gluing them to the back of your stamped images you add strength and depth to your diecut piece. Kind of like chipboard.
For a focal point on my card I stamped a different little tree from the Here We Come A-Caroling set in It's A Girl pink! I also added some little ornaments using a tiny dot from the same stamp set in silver embossing powder. These were all added to the snow hill by adhering dimensional tape to the tops and gluing the bottoms directly to the little hill.
Of course to create a winter scene you have to have some snowflakes right? I used a little watered down Gesso by flicking it on with a paint brush. This adds some great texture but also adds to the dimensional feel to this card. Because the splatters are different sizes it gives the illusion that some are far away and some are close up.
Well, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this little card. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here with Catherine.