I spend a LOT of time watching YT cardmaking videos and I mean a LOT! I’m a visual learner so watching how a card is made is what inspires me to try different techniques.
So, this past week, I watched a video from Michelle Shorts for My Favorite Things where she mass produced 4 Christmas cards using pattern papers, colored dinosaurs and other cute items to make some snow wintery cards. Her technique was so cute and so easy that I wanted to try it.
Now, I’m not a scene builder cardmaker and not a colorist either, I am bad at both these. My style is always CAS so I decided to make my scenes with spruce trees and I used Whimsy Stamps pattern papers for my backgrounds but I added a little more something-something to make these 3 cards stand out and I love the final design!
First thing I did was use my white jelly pen to draw stars and snowflakes over the pattern papers. These already came with beautiful blues and cyan colors and I thought perfect for winter snow.
I then used a circle die on the pattern papers but also on some white cardstock for dimension. I glued those together and set them aside while I die cut my trees.
I also wanted a snow bank so I used Lawn Fawn’s hill die set for this. I love how we can stretch our supplies to use for different occasions. I trimmed down the hills to fit on the bottom of my circle scenes.
The trees comes in a set of 2, one larger so I decided to use 2 of the smaller trees for the card above and 1 for the others.
I also ink blended the backgrounds of all my cards with Pinkfresh Studio Seaside ink. This color matches perfectly with the backgrounds.
I glued the trees over my scenes, stamped my sentiment with the same blue ink and then sprayed these cards with Hero Arts Shimmer Spray and white glitter with my Stamper Anonymous Glitter Duster so that it looks snowy.
In real life, it really shows up. Final touch was adding some white Nuvo Dream Drops. Sure wish you could see these cards in person, they are so pretty! And, I had a lot of fun making them!