As I predicted the snow scene we woke up to yesterday didn’t last. The glorious sun melted most of it away, even though is was very cold in the wind. Still it’s not even winter yet and there’s potentially more snow in the forecast at the end of the week. So it won’t be long before there’s more pretty snow to enjoy from the comfort of the house.
I think it’s rather fitting therefore that I’d chosen this quiet snow scene card for today’s Simple Sunday project. It was one that I made during my personal World Card Making Day challenge in early October.
THE SNOW SCENE
This project began with the snow scene, but more specifically the delicate sponged background.
I began by tearing some scrap paper into a gentle curve to use as a mask. I placed the mask at the bottom of a layer of Whisper White Card and used some Stampin’ Sponge to add a light layer of Balmy Blue ink along the torn edge of the mask. Then I moved the mask and sponged along the torn edge again. I continued moving the mask and sponging until I had sponged snowbanks over about the bottom quarter of the card.
Then I set the mask aside and swapped to Smoky Slate ink, using a light side to side motion to sponge across the remainder of the card. This just took the brightness off the card and make it a little more subtle.
SNOW FRONT IMAGES
With the snow scene done I was ready to stamp the images from the Snow Front Stamp Set.
First using Smoky Slate ink I stamped the large tree over on the right hand side. Then I added the fir tree image on the left using Soft Sea Foam ink that I’d stamped off onto scrap paper. This made the ink a little lighter and more in keeping with the overall feel of the piece.
Next came a Sahara Sand ink pad and I used it to stamp the house image. Finally to add a pop of bright colour I stamped a bird in the tree using Lovely Lipstick ink.
I loved the colour contrast between the tree and the bright bird and at this point decided that would be my coordinating feature. So I stamped the tree and bird on the right side on the front of a Whisper White Envelope. Then I did the same thing on another layer of Whisper White Card.
Before going any further I went back and added a tiny eye to each bird using the writing tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Now I was ready to start putting the card together and began by creating a card base from Gray Granite Card. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the layer with just the tree and bird on the inside.
I then realised I’d forgotten to add the sentiment. So I pulled out the Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set for the “Thinking of you” stamp and stamped it onto the snow scene using Sahara Sand ink.
With that done I used liquid glue to attach the completed scene to a layer of Soft Sea Foam Card. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the layers and secured it on the back with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Finally I fixed the assembled layer to the front of the card base and my project was complete.
Such a pretty card don’t you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set in a bundle with the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. So although I didn’t use the dies or embossing folders on today’s project I’ve included a link to the bundle so you can explore this option if you wish.