This time of year, many of us are making Christmas cards but there is always a need for handmade winter greeting cards for other purposes. I love this card for those – it could be a thank you card, a thinking of you card, maybe even a sympathy card. I make a couple of these every winter season to have on hand.
Masking the Scene
- Tear off a piece of Eclipse tape large enough for the moon circle and attach it to a piece of scrap cardstock.
- Set the taped cardstock and circle die on the platform and run through the machine to cut the circle mask.
- Remove the circle mask from the cardstock and attach it to the sky area of the card base.
- Create the ground mask by using deckle scissors to cut an uneven edge off of a strip of masking tape.
- Attach the ground mask to the card base.
- Apply color to the sky area using a large blender brush and Tea Dye distress ink. Note: I always brush the ink of scrap paper after each application before applying it on the scene. That way I am always sure to get an even application.
The Trees and Frame
- Remove the circle and ground mask.
- Stamp the trees across the scene base using both sizes of the trees. using Tea Dye ink.
- Apply shadows in front of the trees using a mini applicator. Note: It is important to use a very gentle touch when applying the shadows. I touch the applicator to scrap paper before applying it to the card base.
- Heat dry the whole card base with the heat gun and lightly rub the Magic Bag over the whole card base. Note: The Magic Bag prepares your cardstock for embossing by eliminating static cling.
- Use white pigment ink to stamp the falling snow.
- Sprinkle white embossing powder over the whole card base and heat emboss.
- Apply ink around the edges of the card base using a mini applicator to create a perfect match to the trees.
- Cut the frame using white cardstock, apply strips of mounting tape to the back and attach it to the card base.
Here are links to the stamps and dies I used for my card.
Here are links to the tools and supplies.
I hope you are finding time to get a chance to play with your crafting supplies and make some handmade winter greeting cards that you can use for lots of different occasions – like this one! Check out this Pinterest link for more handmade winter greeting card inspiration. Be sure to check out the Rubbernecker Black Friday Sale as it ends tonight. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend.