Winter card with blue tones

Hi and Happy Wednesday!
Over the past few days I've been creating several winter themed Christmas cards, but as stamping and inking are my favourite crafting techniques I'm not even close to getting bored! :D

For this card set I used the gorgeous Visible Image 'Winter Wonderland' stamp set. The set sold out very quickly, but I'm sure many of you have it and have used it for your Christmas cards. I will show you a fun way of creating an entire scenery with the stamp; you'll just need your Winter Wonderland stamps, blue ink, and blue embossing powder:

First you need a circle mask for the moon. I cut mine from a piece of scrap paper using my die-cutting machine, but you can as well use a circle paper punch or cut the circle by hand. Then you need two masks for creating the snowy hills; just cut two curvy lines from a scrap paper.

Then place both the the circle mask and the upper hill mask on the your card, and ink the background. Once finished, place the lower hill mask on the paper, and ink the edges using the same ink but less colour.

Then place the lower mask back on the card, and stamp the forest line partly on the mask a few times. Use the same blue ink as was used for inking the background. The forest line stamp is perfect for this technique; it looks like there's a pine tree forest behind the hill!

Then stamp the reindeer sledge over the white moon with embossing ink, and heat emboss the image using dark blue embossing powder. Repeat the steps and stamp a few larger pine trees on the bottom of the card.

I used the same stamping, masking and inking techniques and a similar design on two gift tags. Love them, too!

I wish you a wonderful winter day. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a white Christmas!

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