This winter tree background stencil had me at hello!

When Rubbernecker came out with their new stencils recently, I couldn’t want to get my hands on all of them and this winter tree background stencil was at the top of my list. I love overall patterns and detailed designs as much as the next girl, but this particular design looked so serene and so calm and all I could see were quiet, graceful scenes like this one. I used my white on white layering concept like I did with this more dramatic card and relied on pops of red for the highlights. Let me show you how I created this.

this snowy scene on this handmade greeting card was made thanks to a winter tree background stencil

Winter Tree Stencil Background

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 6″ x 6″ layer.
  • Secure the white layer and Winter Tree stencil together on scrap paper using mint tape.
  • Use a an ink blending tool to apply gray ink. 
  • Remove the stencil and heat set the ink.
  • Cut the stenciled layer to fit a on the front of the A2 card base.  
  • Stamp the stenciled layer using the Splatter Background and white pigment ink.
  • Apply white embossing powder and heat with a heat gun.
  • Attach the layer using ATG adhesive.

Snow Layers and Deer

  • Use white cardstock to cut two snow layers and the deer.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of one snow layer and attach it to the scene base.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the second snow layer and attach it to the first snow layer.
  • Use green cardstock to cut a couple greenery sprigs.
  • Cut the tiny tips off the greenery and attach two pieces to the neck of the deer using glossy accents.
  • Pun out several 1/16″ circles using red cardstock, pick them up with tweezers and attach them to the greenery on the deer neck.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the deer, tuck them in behind the snow layers and attach them to the card base.

a winter tree background stencil created the entire backdrop for this beautiful die cut scene on a handmade greeting card

Berry Branches and Birds

  • Use white and red cardstock to cut the berry branches and berries.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the red berries to the branches.
  • Tuck the berry branches behind the snow layers and around the deer legs and attach them in place using glossy accents.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the bird and color their beaks with a black marker.
  • Apply a tiny piece of mounting tape to the back of the bird and attach it to the sky area.


Layered die cuts against a winter tree background stencil panel on a handmade winter greeting card
I love making deer cards for so many occasions.  They are especially nice to use on masculine cards.  You can see lots more deer examples here.   Check back in a couple of days to see how I made a similar detailed design and mass produced twelve in a very short time.

 
4120 Winter Tree Stencil
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3461 Splatter Background
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
[ RBB ]
5162-01D berries
[ RBB ]
Small Birds Die 5147-06D
[ RBB ]
Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Scrapbook.com – Ink Blending Tool…
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Ranger Ink – Basics Embossing Powder…
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Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Pigment Ink…
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New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Mint Tape – Low Tack…
[ SBC ]
Amazon.com: Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
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This will not be the last time you see me use this beautiful winter tree background stencil and hope that I’ve inspired you to try out your own pretty snowy scenes using this tool to create your whole backdrop with one easy step.