No one will believe YOU made this hand stamped winter pine tree card!
Today there are some new items in the Rubbernecker store and when I saw the new Pine Tree set, I knew that a hand stamped winter pine tree card was in MY future! And by using just white and one shade of blue ink, I was able to create this pretty, moonlit, wintry scene where you can almost smell the snow. I love these trees so much that I have another card for you in the next couple of days and watch for these new perfectly designed pine trees of all styles and sizes pop up in future projects.
The Snow, Moon and Sky
- Cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer using white card stock.
- Create a mask using Eclipse masking tape and deckle scissors and attach it across the lower half of the white layer.
- Use a 1.50″ circle punch and Eclipse masking tape to create the moon mask and attach to the sky area. Pro Tip: It is next to impossible to punch out a piece of masking tape. I attached the piece of tape to a piece of scrap cardstock to support the tape and then punch out the circle.
- Apply the night sky using the blue ink and a large blender brush.
- Remove the moon and snow masks.
The Pine Trees, Shadows and Falling Snow
- Stamp the two sized trees across the snow landscape using the same blue ink that was used for the sky. Pro Tip: I highly suggest using a stamping platform of some type to guarantee good stamped images.
- Use a mini applicator and blue ink to apply the soft tree shadows on the snow.
- Heat set the ink on the scene layer using your heat gun.
- Place the circle mask back over the moon.
- Secure the scene layer and splatter stamp in the MISTI.
- Apply white pigment ink to the stamp and stamp the scene layer.
- Apply white embossing powder to the scene and heat with the heat gun.
- Remove circle mask.
Check out my Winter Moonlight Snow Scene to see step by step photos of this technique. The tutorial was made several years ago and I used different tools but the concept is the same.
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and the white frame.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the scene layer.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the scene and frame layer and attach it to the card base,
As you can see, creating this is not difficult at all – masking and shadows give you depth and that overall falling snow adds even more forced perspective, making you feel like you are sitting in this little scene. This hand stamped winter pine tree card is perfect for any winter occasion and could even be a completely different, totally serene holiday card. What will YOU do with this new set?
This hand stamped winter pine tree card is perfect for any winter occasion and could even be a completely different, totally serene holiday card.