Snowscape thank you cards

It isn’t a new year resolution but I have been thinking for a while that this cardmaker should send a few more cards!   Last night I sat down and chose a few thank you cards out of my stash to write to the very kind and hospitable friends whose homes we were welcomed into over Christmas.

During the day I had been sorting through drawers and shelves of school and craft supplies trying to make some room.  I found some old Christmas cards which inspired me straight away to get creating again.  I would like to give credit to the artist who inspired the card above but the Hallmark card doesn’t give any information.

To make both cards I masked off the picture area with post it notes and then inked up my tree with versamark and added a bit of black to the base of the tree.   After placing another mask where the base of the tree would be I stamped the main tree and the smaller trees, then embossed in clear.  To create the sky I positioned a hill mask and sponged in the blues and red (listed below).  Creating the shadows was trial and error.  For the top card I sponged the shadow between two ripped pieces of post it note.  For the shadow below I drew it with marker for the large tree and stamped it for the small trees.  I also used a marker to add more black to the tree below.   Finally I removed the hill mask and did a little sponging to give the snow definition.

The sentiment is written in my own handwriting because I wanted something small and delicate but didn’t have a ‘thank you” in that style.  I particularly wanted to make these one layer cards so was pleased that I managed to get to the end without smudging any of the white area.  The photo once again is not great, I’m not quite sure what the problem is, probably the photographer not the camera!


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Branch Out, two little tree stamps I was given
Inks:  Versamark, Basic Black, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Rose Red
Cardstock:   Flourishes Classic White
Also:  Clear e.p.


15 Comments on “Snowscape thank you cards”

  1. jak says:

    stunning work, love the masking effect.

  2. Nadine says:

    Wow these are so amazing!

  3. Oh my gosh, Heather! These are GORGEOUS!!

  4. Tara says:

    Those are simply stunning cards! Thanks for sharing how you made them… even though I’m not even going to TRY to attempt it!

  5. Dawn Brenner says:

    wow can we have a tutorital step by step? would love to recreate your beauties and I’m oh so much more visual….. post it notes i’ve used for masking but they elude me unless I see it. just beautiful scenes!

  6. KimH says:

    These are stunning! Thanks for the detailed instructions for how you achieved this look.

  7. Sheila says:

    Hi Heather,
    Both these cards are lovely. Your shadow effects are great and as Dawn suggested, a tutorial would be extremely helpful. TFS! Sheila

  8. lesliekmiller says:

    These are just too beautiful, Heather! Pure class and loveliness. Truly what stamping is all about. I appreciate your instructions. Happy new year!

  9. A tutorial would be much appreciated…these cards are STUNNINGLY BEATUIFUL!!!!

  10. Jenn Brown says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL! I will definitely have to try this out!

  11. Tricia says:

    There you go again doing gorgeous cards!

  12. Peach Lee says:

    Still gorgeous and a classic!

  13. jlfstudio says:

    Gorgeous work Heather. A true classic. Thanks for sharing the details.

  14. Daria says:

    Incredibly beautiful! Thank you for the details.

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