Hey, welcome back! I’m back with a card that uses up some of those stamps in the set that never seem to get used. Many times, I have a card in mind when I buy a stamp set, and then I run out of ideas. But I challenged myself to use the Hero Arts’ Winter Scene stamp set in as many different ways as I can.
I used a torn piece of printer paper to mask off the bottom of my paper, and added color with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blending tool. Then I die cut it using layered circle dies from Darice. I’m making two cards today, so I need two snowy scenes.
I fitted the circles back into the piece of cardstock, so they don’t shift around in the stamp positioner. Now I can stamp both scenes at once. I stamped the trees with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, so it matches the sky perfectly. You either need to let it dry, or speed up the process with a heat tool. It needs to be very dry for the next step.
I stamped the tree and the house with Versamark ink, and added white embossing powder. Then I melted it with my heat tool. If the project isn’t completely dry, the powder sticks to everything. I stamped the animals with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, and let them dry.
Oops! I should have stamped the snow when I did the rest of the heat embossing, but I was excited to add the animals. I stamped the snow that comes with the Winter Scene stamp set, but it doesn’t cover the whole sky. So I used a Ranger Emboss It pen to add a couple extra dots to the edges. Much better!
I cut a piece of silver shimmer cardstock down to 1″ x 9/16″, and a second strip to 1″ x 7/16″. I attached it to the back of the ornament with tape runner. Next I used 2 strands of silver thread to add a hanger, and attached it with foam tape.
For a background ornament, I die cut more circles from cardstock, and applied Hickory Smoke Distress Ink with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. I stamped Inkadinkado Snowflakes all over the ornaments with more Hickory Smoke. After that dried, I used the ice stamp from the Winter Scene Stamp set to add a snow cap to the top and bottom of the ornament with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed it in white.
I die cut a panel from teal cardstock using Postage Edge dies from Simon Says Stamp. Because I want the sentiment in the lower right corner, I positioned the panel in the upper left corner, so it has room to stamp evenly. I heat embossed it in white, and I’m ready to pull the whole card together.
I attached the snowy ornaments with tape runner, and the scene ornaments with foam tape for dimension. Finally, I attached the strings to the back of the panel, and adhered the whole thing to my white card base.
I’m planning to send these cards to family in California. They’re pretty flat, so they go through the mail nicely. Are you done with your Christmas cards yet? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back again soon!