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Elegant Winter Scene

The photo doesn’t give this card credit, this card absolutely sparkles and is really pretty in person. It also shows a Christmas card can be very pretty and Christmasy (is that even a word 😂) even when not using traditional Christmas colours.

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All supplies are from Stampin’ Up, cardstock colours are Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. Ink colours used are Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. The tree stamp set is called “Lovely as a Tree”

I used a Stamp-a-ma-Jig to stamp the trees in Early Espresso so that I would be sure that they would be the same on each card (I made 40 😳), then I stamped the same tree stamps in Crumb Cake ink (Stamped off to get a little bit of the ink off) behind the first set of trees. I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to make a large mask (a little bigger than the card) I used both the top half of the snow line/skyline and the bottom half (no need to fussy cut the trees). I put the bottom half down, careful to line up to the snow/skyline, and lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink to colour the sky. I then ripped a piece of scrap paper in waves to resemble snow drifts. I put the top half of the original mask to cover the sky I just did, and used the new mask, starting at the bottom, I lightly sponged the snow drifts with Crumb Cake ink. I kept moving the mask to different sections to create all the snow drifts working my way up. I then stamped Seasons Greetings in Early Espresso ink.

To give the card it’s amazing sparkle I first covered the entire card front with Versa Mark ink, I stamped the whole ink pad right to the cardstock. Then I covered the entire card front with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, ( you can also mix a very fine glitter with clear embossing powder if you don’t have the Iridescent Ice) and tapped off the extra. Next, I used a heat tool to heat the embossing powder.

I layered the card front onto an Early Espresso cardstock then to a Crumb Cake card. I stamped the inside greeting with Early Espresso ink.

Author:

Thanks for joining me! I am a paper crafting enthusiast who has a special interest in interactive cards. I get a lot of inspiration from the internet so I thought that I  would throw out my own creations with hope that it inspires someone else.

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