Today I’m sharing a pretty snowy Christmas card with an evergreen tree background and a bicycle and lamp post as the main focal image. I really love how the trees get lighter in color to draw the eye back into the distance of the scene. I used the Rubbernecker Stamps 3 Pine Trees set and the Splatter Background to create the snowy scene background and the Winter Lamp Post, Bicycle, Deckle Hills, Cardinals and Tiny Leaves to create the focal images.
The Snowy Tree Background
- Apply a blue sky background to the scene base using Tumbled Glass ink and an ink blending tool.
- Stamp the front row of trees using Shady Lane ink.
- Create the second tree row by stamping off the image once on scrap paper before stamping on the scene base. Repeat this step to complete the second row.
- Stamp off the tree two times on scrap paper before stamping the last row of trees.
- Heat dry the ink on the whole scene base with the heat gun to prepare for stamping the falling snow to avoid having embossing powder sticking to it.
- Apply white pigment ink to the Splatter Background and stamp it on the scene.
- Sprinkle white embossing powder over the scene, shake off excess and heat using the heat gun. Note: Sometimes it’s necessary to turn the card base face down and strike a few times on the back to remove excess powder.
The Die Cut Images
- Use black and white cardstock to cut the lamp post and snowy accessories.
- Attach white pieces to the lamp post using glossy accents.
- Cut the bicycle sections using red, black, gray and woodgrain cardstock.
- Assemble the bicycle parts together using glossy accents.
- Cut the holly leaves for the basket using green cardstock.
- Use white cardstock to cut the deckle hills.
- Cut the cardinals using red cardstock and color their beaks using a black marker.
- Stamp the bicycle and basket with the Splatter Background and emboss with white embossing powder. Note: I should have stamped the black lamp post with the snowy background as well but forgot. I wanted the images to appear as if they were in falling snow.
Assemble the Snowy Christmas Card
- Apply double stick tape to the back snow layer and attach it to the card base.
- Use a trip of mounting tape to attach the front layer of snow to the card base.
- Create the holly basket arrangement by attaching the leaves to the basket using glossy accents and paint the tips of the leaves using white Gesso..
- Attach the basket arrangement to the bicycle using glossy accents.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the lamp post and bicycle, tuck them in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base.
- Finish the scene by attaching the three cardinals using small pieces of mounting tape.
Here are links to the dies and stamps used for my card.
Here are links to the tools and supplies.
I loved making this snowy Christmas card and I have two more similar cards to share with you over the next several days. I hope you are inspired to get out your stamps and dies to make a pretty scene card of your own. For more snowy Christmas card inspiration check out this link on Pinterest. Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.
So pretty!! I am amazed at your intricate work. Thanks for sharing
Thank you, Diana!
Adorable card! It has a wonderful feel of winter. Great inspiration. Loved meeting you at the Sacramento Expo Convention. You are so talented.
Thank you, Shirley! I had such a great time meeting people in Sacramento.
Did you use another die for the holly branches?
Angie, I used the tiny leaves from the Tiny Leaves set for the holly in the basket. I hope this helps.
It does. Thanks!
Love this card. I looked at it and heard the song White Christmas in my head…. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity
Thank you so much Karen!
OH KITTIE! THIS IS STUNNING! I think the tree stamp adds SO MUCH DEPTH, & then all those SPECIAL DIES!!! JUST STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3
Thanks for all of your supportive comments on my posts, Becky!
Kittie, this is gorgeous as all your creations are! Love everything about this!
Thank you so much, Pauline!
Great scene, love the use of the splatter stamp for the snow!!
Thank you Connie. The Splatter Background is a great stamp for falling snow.
Magnifique réalisation. J’aime beaucoup
Thank you so much!
I can see the snow falling and feel and smell the winter air…well done my friend
Thank you, Vickie. It was fun to make.
Wow! A little piece of art!
I love the card. I am an avid cyclist so I really think it is special. What is the size of the card base you used?
Thanks so much.
This inspires me so much! Love everything about it
Did you also make a card/s using the Festive Foils DSP? I can’t find it and loved the idea.
Thanks for asking, Dorothy. Are you sure the name of the paper is Festive Foils? I did a search on my blog for that name and nothing came up. Do you remember how long ago you saw it?