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Winter Wonderland: Day 4

December 12, 2013

Looking to add an artistic touch to your holiday creations?  Join us all this week as Heather takes us for a walk in a Winter Wonderland…


Today’s winter wonderland scene is so cheery



To create this snowscape, I first stamped the Christmas Reds & Greens stamp with Versamark Ink, taking care to put a stamp positioner in place before I lifted it. I then inked the same stamp with dark green pigment ink, moved the stamp positioner slightly down and to the right and stamped again. I repeated the double stamping in the opposite corner and then embossed all in clear powder. The double stamping is a technique I use to make a thin layer of snow appear on a branch or tree.

Next I positioned a circle mask and a hill mask both cut from post-it notes and then sponged the sky in blue dye ink. I cut another hill mask, positioned it lower and then repeated the sponging. I moved the mask and sponged two more times to create all the snow banks. When I removed the circle mask I positioned the negative circle mask so I could sponge some yellow to create a sun. To make a shadow I cut a mask using the co-ordinating Creative Die, Dancing Leaves, then sponged through it below the stamping. The berries were painted on at the end.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 12, 2013 2:46 am

    This really demonstrated the beauty of pairing the relevant stamps & die-cuts. The reflection really makes this so real & I can almost feel the stillness & quietness in the air after the snow has stopped falling. I love the traditional green & red colours teamed with the blue & white beautifully enhanced by the red & green matting.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. December 12, 2013 6:07 am

    Paula says things so well .. I am learning a lot from Heather’s explanations of how she makes these incredible scenes!!

  3. knurse22 permalink
    December 12, 2013 8:55 am

    Simply stunning! Great technique that results in such beauty. Love Heather’s work!

  4. December 12, 2013 10:06 am

    Beautiful and calm scene – Heather’s artistry is AMAZING!

  5. Janna permalink
    December 12, 2013 11:00 am

    Many techniques = beautiful card! Thnaks to Heather AND Penny Black.

  6. December 12, 2013 7:03 pm

    This is amazing! Thanks for the tip about how to get a snowy look on a branch.

  7. Judy permalink
    December 13, 2013 7:36 am

    I’m just curious as to how long it takes you to create and make a card like this?

  8. December 14, 2013 8:58 am

    Beautiful! I’m just now getting serious about your blog and will be VERY BUSY going back to read all the tutorials!!!! With this one I now SEE how VALUABLE the coordinating dies can be….for the shadows for the branches!!!! I can see this could be a problem to my pocket book!

  9. Judycs permalink
    March 18, 2014 3:02 pm

    I think to says something that I am so taken with his amazingly lovely and tranquil card when I am so absolutely sick of winter.Thank you for sharing you technique and artistry with us.

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