Monday, 21 December 2020

Little Christmas Scene

Merry Christmas and Welcome
Meet today's card.
A simple one featuring a cute little die and this leftover piece of blue inked paper that I used for the sky.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock that would become the base panel of my card front.  I found this piece of inked blue paper in my stash that would become the sky for my little winter scene.  I think???? I used Distress Oxides to ink it up but it's been sitting in my pile for so long I'm not sure.  (I need to get better at writing on the back of my leftover pieces what I actually did).  I glued that onto the white cardstock.  
  • Next, I die cut the Houses on the Hill die from Your Next Stamp and glued that over the blue sky.
  • To give the look of snow, I tore some more white cardstock and layered it over to look like little snowbanks.
  • Using my white Posca pen, I added the white snow.
  • I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black with some Versafine Clair ink and clear heat embossed it.  I added 3 black gems under the sentiment.
  • For the background blue panel, I took a piece of blue cardstock and scored some lines using my ScorPal.  It really made a difference and added a lot of interest.
  • I rounded the corners with my Corner Rounder and then pop dot mounted it over the scored background.
  • Lastly, I glued it all onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Penny Black
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- ScorPal; die (YNS); black gems; Cuttlebug; Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
clear eb powder; pop dots; Posca Pen


Bunny said...

What a beautiful card. I love the blue and white. [Bunny]

cuilliesocks said...

This is such a gorgeous card Karen, I love the little scene and the wonderful colours, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a great scene. Wonderful for winter and Christmas.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So beautiful, love the house die and all the blue.
Wishing you a Very Happy Christmas
Faith x

Pat said...

I love the rounded rectangle shape with the sweet die cut houses Karen, and the perfect leftover piece to form the pretty blue sky, and a great sentiment, also the scored background works beautifully too. x

Susan said...

I know what you mean about writing on the back of our backgrounds that sit around before they get used - I never remember how I made them! Yours is lovely with the streaks and splatters of white. A beautiful hilly village scene!

Mac Mable said...

What an atmospheric and beautiful sky for the pretty white die cut to shine on x. A wonderful card Karen x.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful leftover sky for your sweet die cut village scene, Karen. TFS and Merry Christmas, dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty sky, Karen, and a sweet little village on the hill!

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous card and background, love the colours you used too. xx

Christine Alexander said...

these little die cuts are such a great way to use up all those pieces of backgrounds. Love your little scene.

Nora Noll said...

What a breathtaking card!! I love the design and the beautiful background!

Craftychris said...

This is so beautiful! Love the little scene against the pretty blue sky. The embossed lines add lovely detail to the background. Take care and stay safe xxx