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.
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.