Sometimes I make a card that I truly just love and this one of my slimline winter scene Christmas cards is a winner, I think! I just love the falling snow, the trees in the background and the way that lamp offers what feels like a warm glow. Isn’t this just PERFECT to send to those people for whom you have a lot of holiday news to share?

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Solid Bubble Scallop, Winter Lamp Post, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1, 3 Pine Trees and Splatter Background.  The Enjoy the Magic sentiment is a retired.

A sample of DIY Winter Scene Christmas Cards slimline style with a snowy background and a vintage black iron lamp post

The Scene Layer and Card Base

  • Cut a 7.00″ x 8.50 white card base and sore down the center.
  • Use red cardstock to cut a 3.25″ x 8.25″ layer and attach to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the slimline layer using white cardstock.
  • Apply masking tape around all the edges of the slimline, apply a blue sky background using a blender brush and Beachside ink.
  • Stamp the trees using Shady Lane ink and heat dry using a heat gun.
  • Apply embossing magic over the trees and sky area.
  • Stamp the falling snow using white pigment ink , sprinkle white embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Remove the masking tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach to the card base.

The Lamp Post and Snow Layers

  • Cut two deckle snow layers using white cardstock.
  • Cut the snow layers a second time using the slimline die to create matching borders.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Shady Lane ink.
  • Attach the snow layers to the scene base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the lamp post sections using black, white and yellow cardstock.
  • Attach the snow layers  and the yellow lamp shades to the lamp post using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the lamp post, tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach to the scene base.
  • Apply sparkle to the lam shade using a clear shimmer pen.

The Tiny Wreath

  • Use snips to cut a small circle and cut the center of the circle out to create a wreath base.

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  • Attach tiny green sprigs to the wreath base using glossy accents.
  • Attach 1/8″ red circles to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Cut thin strips of red cardstock and create the tiny bow for the wreath.
  • Attach the bow to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the wrath to the lamp post.
  • Apply red stickles to the red circles to add sparkle.

 

An example of Slimline Winter Scene Christmas Cards featuring a lampost against a background of snowy evergreen trees

Check out my Snowy Christmas Card if you would like to see another example of a winter Christmas card using the same dies and stamps.

Here are the supplies used for this card.

 
5322-04D Slimline Solid Bubble…
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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1231 Splatter Background
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Color Fuse Set #9
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
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Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
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Scotch Safe-Release Masking Painter’s…
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Does this inspire you to try making your own slimline winter scene Christmas cards? What variations would you do? I would LOVE to know!