Snow and ice on a Christmas card

Craft Stamper Magazine December challenge is still ongoing with a beautiful winter theme 'Snow and Ice'. There's still plenty of time to enter and an amazing prize to be won, so please follow this link for all challenge details and for viewing all gorgeous entries.There are plenty of them!

Our TIMI Design Team has put up a great collection of 'Snow and Ice' projects. I'm sure viewing this set will get your creative juices flowing!

My second card was a stamped and inked winter scenery card:

The houses are from 'Frozen Forest' stamp set by Studio Light. The original house stamp included  also a pine tree background, but I cut the houses out and used my own die-cut trees instead. The trees were made the same way than for this project (die-cut twice, re-assembled, glued in the back).

For creating the background hill I cut a simple paper mask, placed it on the card, and applied ink over the mask edge. Before removing the mask I stencilled a forest of pine trees on the hill; the stencils were actually the leftover pieces from the die-cut trees. From these images I only used the top part- I think the forest looks very nice in the background!

After stencilling I glued the trees on the background, coloured the houses with my Promarkers, cut them out, and glued infront of the die-cut trees. For attaching the houses I used pieces of foam tape.

I'm very happy with how the winter scenery turned out. Looks very Finnish; like Christmas in Lapland!

Wishing you a wonderful day!
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  1. I think you did a wonderful job. A great idea to use the waste from the die cut trees as a stencil! I have that die, so you have given me another use for it! The little houses are so cute, but you could even have a nice card with just the trees if you wanted to mass produce and didn't feel like doing the colouring of the houses. I haven't even looked at the other cards that you have linked to yet, and you already have the creative juices flowing!