Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Silent Night

Today's Christmas card is a scene I have created using a mixture of stamping and die cutting. The card base is cut with a Spellbinders Labels die, overlapping the edge to make a hinge, with a separate full sized die cut on top of it to form the card front.

For the scene, I cut a smaller label in blue card and then used a Clarity Stamps trees stamp to stamp right the way across, embossing them with a very old embossing powder called "Wild natural - Jungle" by a firm called Enchanted Creations. I don't know whether it is still available but it is great for fir trees as it is a blend of different shades of dark green and a little brown.

While the embossing was still warm, I overstamped it all in white, using a speckled background stamp for snow, and embossed that with white embossing powder. Doing it while the green was warm meant that the trees picked up a little of the white powder in places, giving them a snow-dusted effect.

I used an X-cut scene die for the houses in front of the trees. I wish I had the patience to cut a second one in another colour to fill in all the doors and windows using the waste, but I'm afraid that just isn't for me at all!

Finally a little Studio G stamped sentiment, and a little matching ink around the edge of the die cut layer.

I am sharing this with

Sweet Stampin - Shaped Cards
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas landscapes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes  


Fabiola said...

adorable et si paisible Jane, cette scène est charmante, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Cara said...

Oh wow, this is amazing. Love it. Cara x

An Occasional Genius said...

Love the elegance & CAS-ness (probably not a real word!) of this Christmas card Jane, thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' xx