Imagine sending this beautiful handmade winter scene Christmas card to everyone you love this year!
I love making cards that depict little scenes on them; you can tell a whole story on a card which makes them that much more special to the people you send them to. So imagine your friends and family getting this beautiful handmade winter scene Christmas card in the mail, from you, with your message of love and care inside. Who wouldn’t feel so delighted?
To make this I used the newly released Rubbernecker Deer Family #2, Evergreen Forest, Greenery #3 paired with the Deckle Frame, Deckle Hills, Small Birds, Tiny Leaves, Greenery #1, Mini Simple Sayings and Splatter Background. I am so thrilled with the new Deer Family die set! I feature deer often in my cards – they are such majestic creatures – and having these four new beauties in new positions and scaled for realistic perspective makes me so very happy! Below are all my steps to making this card and, as detailed as it looks, each step is relatively straightforward so I can see this being an ideal card for mass producing.
Card Base and Trees
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 card base and cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer of designer paper.
- Attach the designer paper layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen forest and apply a fine layer of power using the embossing magic bag.
- Attach the splatter background stamp and trees in the Misti, apply white pigment ink and stamp the image.
- Apply white embossing powder to the trees and heat with the heat gun.
- Attach glue dots to the bottom back of the trees and tiny pop dots to the back top of the trees.
- Trim the tree line to fit behind the frame, line it up where you want it to stand behind the snow layers and attach it to the card base.
Frame and Snow Layers
- Cut the frame using red cardstock and two snow layers using white cardstock.
- Trim the snow layers to fit behind the frame.
- Attach one snow layer flat to the card base in front of the trees.
- Apply double stick tape to the lower back section of the frame and attach the second snow layer.
- Adhere strips of mounting tape all the way around of the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.
Deer and Greenery
- Use white cardstock to cut the deer.
- Apply antique linen ink to the whole deer body using a mini applicator.
- Use vintage photo ink and a mini applicator to add darker shading to the antlers, ears, and body. Note: Check out my Coloring Die Cut Animals tutorial to see the steps I use to build coloring. It is a different deer image but it the steps are the same.
- Tuck the deer in behind the snow layer and attach to the scene.
- Cut sections of greenery, tuck them in behind the snow layer and attach using glossy accents.
- Apply falling snow flakes to the deer using a white gel pen.
- Use white Gesso and a tiny brush to attach snow to the tips of the greenery.
Finish the Winter Scene
- Apply tiny greenery tips and a red punched circle to the neck of the deer and attach using glossy accents.
- Use red cardstock to cut the small birds, color their beaks with a black marker and attach them to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
- Stamp the sentiment using green ink and cut the edges using deckle scissors.
- Attach it to the frame using double stick tape.
- Add a couple tiny holly leaves and berries to each side of the sentiment using glossy accents.
- Apply tiny touches of red stickles to the berries on the deer neck and holly for the finishing touch.
I love making snowy nature scenes for my holiday cards. They are especially perfect for the men in our lives and there are so many ways to make them. Take a look at my Birch Tree and Deer card for another example of masculine holiday cards. My deer Batch Card Making Ideas shows an example of a beautiful white on white card that not only works for everyone on your list but can be mass produced in no time.
Here’s what I used today on this card:
I am sure this won’t be the only handmade winter scene Christmas card I make this year – those deer are calling my name every day! What would you include in your card in this style? Let me know and maybe I will include your inspiration in an upcoming project – I love being inspired by fellow card makers!