Good Tuesday morning.  Today I’m stepping back ten years and sharing a Neighborhood Christmas Scene that is one of my all time favorites cards.  I love creating snow projects and have tried many techniques over the years in search of making the most realistic scenes possible.  This scene was made using Rubbernecker Stamps Neighborhood and I believe I used the top portion of the pine tree from the 3 Pine Trees set to create the background tree images.  Over the years I have seen crafting techniques and styles come and go but some remain timeless.

Come see how I made this neighborhood Christmas scene.

Masking and Creating the Scene

  • Die cut a circle using printer paper and a circle die to create a mask for the scene.
  • Apply mono adhesive reversible to the back of the circle mask and attach it to the scene base.
  • Stamp the neighborhood image on the scene base with black pigment ink and heat set.
  • Stamp the neighborhood image a second time on printer paper and out out the houses using snips.
  • Apply mono adhesive to the back of the houses and attach them over the image on the scene base to create a mask.
  • Stamp the trees using green ink and heat set.
  • Apply yellow ink with a dauber around the roof tops and trees to create the moon in the sky.
  • Apply blue ink with a dauber to create the night sky around the moon and heat set.
  • Remove the mask from the houses and watercolor them using blue and yellow reinker and heat set.

Create the Snow

  • Apply Liquid Applique to the ground area, lightly smooth it out with your finger to remove the dreaded blobs and bubbles and heat with a heat gun.
  • Apply white pigment ink to the Liquid Applique snow base, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat with a heat gun.  This step helped create a whiter snow layer to match the white background.
  • Use a tiny brush to apply white pigment ink reinker to the roof tops to create the appearance of snow and icicles.
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder to the roof tops and heat with the heat gun.
  • Stamp the falling snow in the sky area and over the houses using white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing powder. 
  • Note:  It is very important to heat set the inks as you go along to avoid having the white embossing powder sticking in places that you don’t want.

Complete the Card

  • Apply a white layer to the blue card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Remove the circle frame mask from the scene base.
  • Layer the scene base on blue cardstock.
  • Attach a ribbon and a multi loop bow around the scene base and attach using glue dots.
  • Attach the scene layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.

I really love how the reverse masked frame highlighted the neighborhood Christmas scene on the white layer.  I hope you enjoyed taking a step back in time with me.  I linked items that come as close as possible to the supplies that I used ten years ago to create this project.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have  great day.

 
NeighborHood 62-03kk
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Brilliance Ink Pad, Graphite Black
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Peeled Paint
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Weathered Wood
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Scattered Straw
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Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad, Unicorn White
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Ranger Artist Brush Set (7 Piece)
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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Liquid Applique, White
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Mono Adhesive (Temporary) Dispenser -…
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Sponge Daubers for Ink, Paint, Glue …
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate…
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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