Vintage Truck Snow Scene

I love making cards with a vintage truck snow scene using a truck as the main focus of the scene and a little cabin in the distance.  I had a wonderful time using images from the Rubbernecker Kittie Kits sets.  I used images from the Outdoor Master, Fall Master and Moose.  Did you know that Rubbernecker made die sets that coordinate with the Kittie Kits.  I’ll have them all linked below if you want to check them out.

Vintage Truck Snow Scene

I secured the stamps and white cardstock in my MISTI  and stamped all the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used my heat gun to set the ink for coloring.  The truck, cabin and fence sections were die cut and colored using using Distress Inks, a water brush and mini applicators.  The white embossing paste was applied to the truck and cabin using a Sofft spatula.  The background cardstock layer was secured in my MISTI and I stamped the evergreen trees all the way across the page to create the backdrop for the scene.  I used an ink blending tool to apply the blue sky area over the trees.  The scene layer was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  Falling snow was added to the scene and images using a white gel pen.

Would like to learn to make a Vintage Truck Snow Scene

I used deckle scissors to hand  cut the snow layers.  I like the uneven edge for the ground because it looks so much more natural.  I used a  Bendi Frame because it creates a soft dimensional curve to the frame. I used a die from the Matting Basics B set to cut the frame opening on a piece of 5 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ cardstock.  The frame needed to be an extra 1/8″ in width to create the bend when attached to the base.  The front snow layer was attached to the back of the frame using ATG adhesive.  Thin strips of mounting tape were attached to the outer edge on both sides of the frame.  I first removed the backing off the left side of the frame and carefully attached it to the card front.  I removed the backing off the right side and carefully allowed the frame to bend as I attached to the edge of the card front.  I hope you can see that the 1/8″ of width cased the frame to bend out in the frame center about 1/4″ to 1/2″. 

The fence sections were attached on both sides of the card base using mounting tape.  The cabin was tucked in behind the second snow layer and attached with mounting tape. The truck was gently curved with my fingers so it would sit correctly on the curve of the frame and attached with 1/2″ double stick tape. 

Making a Vintage Truck Snow Scene is fun

It is so cold and snowy all over the country as a result I thought this would make a perfect masculine card for a winter birthday or thank you.  Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoyed my Vintage Truck Snow Scene. 

Merry Christmas From Our House to Yours

Good  Christmas morning.  I searched my files to find my all time favorite Christmas project made using the Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge set and Rustic Sign and Trees set.  I put lots of work into creating this snowy mountain lodge scene but it was well worth it.  We have been having mild weather here in Florida with the highs in the low 80s and lows in the 50s.  The only way I can dream of a white Christmas is to look back on all of my fun snowy holiday projects from the past.

Bob and I wish you all a very blessed and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

KC Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge 1 right

KC Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge 1 center

KC Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge 1 close right

KC Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge left

Here is a link to the original September 3, 2012 blog post with full description of how I made this wonderful snowy lodge scene.

Snowy Christmas House

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today is a snowy Christmas house scene made using the Impression Obsession Brick House, Square House, Snowy Roof, Pine Sprig Cluster, Fir Sprigs, Evergreen Trees and Cardinals. The frame was made the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Nestabilities Matting Basics B.   I went with all white for the house and background so the red and green would really pop.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 right

I assembled the windows, drapes and door and attached to the front of the house using glossy accents.  I applied white embossing paste to the roof and chimney section with a Sofft spatula and sprinkled with clear glitter to add sparkle.  I applied Cosmic Glitter Glue to the icicles and sprinkled with glitter.  When dry the roof and icicles were attached together using double stick tape.  I applied touches of  embossing paste to the windows and applied glitter.  The trees were crimped and then covered with paste and glitter.  All the pieces were set aside to dry.  I attached tiny springs of fir and red berries to the windows and applied touches of red glitter.  I cut the tips off several fir sprigs and hand cut a tiny circle wreath base.  I attached the tiny sprigs to the circle with glossy accents and then finished with red berries with red stickles and a handmade red bow made with thin strips of red cardstock. The wreath was attached to the front of the house with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 center

I lined up the scalloped rectangle and matting basics rectangle on my big shot using my magnetic platform and cut the frame.  I hand cut a ground snow piece using my deckle scissors and attached it to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I masked off the frame around the ground snow section to protect it and applied embossing paste and glitter.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base. I tucked the house in behind the ground piece and attached with mounting tape.  I attached the trees on both sides of the house using mounting tape and glue dots.  I finished by adding the cardinal to the sky area using glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 left

This was a time consuming card to make but oh what fun it was for me.  I especially love the look of the snow covered crimped trees.  Do you own a crimper and have it buried so far deep in your crafting space that don’t even remember you have one?  I know it is considered an old-fashioned tool but I love  how it adds dimension and interest. 

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Saturday.

Snowy Trees and Cardinals

ood Thursday morning.  I have another nature inspired snowy scene card to share today using the Impression Obsession Tree FrameAll-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, Fir Tree, Small Fir Tree, Fir Sprigs and Cardinals.  I absolutely love using white embossing paste for snow and applying clear glitter on it while it is still wet.  It adds  a special sparkly touch to the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 14 right

I cut the tree frame using tan woodgrain cardstock, applied white embossing paste using a Sofft spatula and then clear glitter and set aside to dry.  The tree stamps and white cardstock were secured in place in my MISTI and stamped using Peeled Paint ink.  I sponged Tumbled Glass ink in the sky area using an ink blending tool.  I used the spatula to gently tap embossing paste to create snow on the green trees and then applied the clear glitter.   I used my deckle scissors to cut the ground snow layer and then applied the embossing paste and glitter.  I thought a few sprigs of fir would look pretty around the tree base so I covered a few of those with the embossing paste and glitter and set aside to dry along with all the other pieces.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 14 center

I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the tree frame to it. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attached it to the scene layer.  The frame scene was attached to the white card base using double stick tape.  I tucked the sprigs of fir behind the frame and attached with glossy accents.  I finished by adding the cardinals to the scene for a bright touch of color.  This kind of snowy scene reminds me of my childhood growing up in West Virginia.  We four girls loved sleigh rides and playing in the snow.  What fond memories!

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 14 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Warm Wishes Winter Scene

Good Friday morning.  I have had the Avery Elle Warm Wishes Stamp Set and Warm Wishes Die Set for quite a while and have just gotten around to playing with them.  The scene layer was made using the Penny Black Antique Frame set. I added a star embellishment to one of my trees using the Impression Obsession Sun and Moon set and a couple holly leaves using the Impression Obsession Wreath Builder.

KC Avery Elle Warm Wishes 1 right

I used Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper for the trees and house images. I secured the paper and stamps in my MISTI  and stamped.  I used a brush to pull the color out of the image lines and added color by watercoloring with a mix of reinkers and water.  I cut the trees out using the die set but hand cut the house out. I painted the roof of the house white with white gesso.  I sponged in the blue background on the frame layer and then applied falling snow in the sky area and on the trees and house using a white gel pen. 

KC Avery Elle Warm Wishes 1 center

I attached the white frame layer to the green layer using ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the framed layer and attached to the card base.  I cut the bottom portion of a second frame layer and then cut across using my deckle scissors to form the white ground snow.  I attached it in place with strips of mounting tape.  The house and trees were tucked in behind the snow layer and attached with glossy accents.  I added a few holly leaves and 1/16” red berries to the ground area and to the front of the house.  The red berries  really don’t show well in the pictures but they add a little extra touch of color to all the green and brown. I finished by adding the gold star on the tallest tree in the scene.

KC Avery Elle Warm Wishes 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Ellen Hutson LLC 11th Anniversary Blog Hop

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Good Friday morning and welcome to the 5th day of the Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from LauraJane Head’s wonderful post.  You will definitely want to go to The CLASSroom to learn all the details about the wonderful prize opportunities.

I have been a happy and faithful customer of Ellen’s since she opened her online store.  I made Bob’s Christmas shopping very easy each year as my wish lists were always filled with new “must have” products in the store.  You can imagine how thrilled I was several years ago when Ellen invited me to be a member of The CLASSroom design team. 

For this special anniversary hop the designers were asked to create a project using our favorite Essentials by Ellen products. {{{{{WHAT???}}}}} How do I choose?  After much thought I finally decided to use Fat Pants and Hinged Alphabet.  I have always loved making snowmen and snowy scene holiday cards. I simply adore the fun snowman elements in the Fat Pants sets.  To me there is nothing cuter than using a black top hat, scarf and holiday holly leaves and sparkly berries to dress the snowman up.

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 4 right

I started by cutting out the snowman elements.  I stamped the face and body buttons using black versafine ink.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Drops to a craft sheet, allowed them to dry well and then picked them up with the tip of my paper piercer and attached them to the eyes, mouth and buttons using glossy accents.  You can see my sheet below with several Nuvo Drop colors I made for a few future projects.   I am too big a chicken to try applying the crystal drops directly on my project because I know I will somehow mess it up and have to start over.  LOL!

nuvo drops

I attached the body parts of the snowman together with large glue dots and attached the hat with mounting tape.  I decorated the hat and scarf using ribbon, holly leaves and berries attached with glue dots and glossy accents.  I added sparkle to the berries using red stickles. I applied brown ink to the branch arms and attached them to the back of the snowman body with glossy accents.

I cut the red scalloped layer, set the hinged letter dies in place and secured them with pieces of Eclipse masking tape and ran through my Big Shot to cut.  I cut a piece of blue cardstock and applied white falling snow using a white gel pen.  I hand cut a snow layer using my deckle scissors.

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 4 center

I began assembling the scene by attaching the blue snowy layer to the card base using ATG adhesive. Next I attached the snow layer to the blue using ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape the red scalloped “Snow” layer and attached it to the card base.  I tucked the snow man in behind the snow layer and attached with mounting tape. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 4 left

For sure I never get to see snow or snowmen here in Florida so I always have to create my own on card fronts.  I love this fun snowman with his big happy smile and fancy decorated hat and scarf.  He is certainly ready for the holidays. 

I sure hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects along today’s hop path.  Be sure to check out each day’s hop this past week and leave comments to qualify for prizes.  You can also take part in the 11th Anniversary challenge for a chance to win more prizes.  All you have to do is upload a project using your favorite Essentials by Ellen product.

Thanks for coming by today and thank you to all of you who sent well wishes regarding my eye surgery.  All went well and I am recovering nicely. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you enjoy your whole holiday weekend. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”