Snowy Spruce

There is no sign of snow around here yet which is making life much simpler, especially as I am going places with a one year old at present. But of course in the card making world  there is plenty of snow! My favourite method for creating falling snow on a card is to use masking fluid. To create this scene I stamped and embossed the tree first and then flicked masking fluid over the whole panel with a tooth brush. Once it dried I positioned my hill mask and sponged the sky with Memento summer sky ink. I repositioned the mask three times to create the snow drifts. If you haven’t used masking fluid before I have a tutorial here.


Stamps:  Before the Snow, Noel (PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Versafine Majestic Blue (Tsukineko)
Also: Clear embossing powder, Gingham Ribbon, Winsor & Newton Masking fluid

22 Comments on “Snowy Spruce”

  1. Geri Greening says:

    Heather, this card has left me speechless! Absolutely, unbelievably remarkable! You are the master!

    Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 05:13:51 +0000 To:

  2. KatieP says:

    Gorgeous card.

  3. Fabulous card! I have just watched the masking fluid tutorial which is fabulous thank you, I will be buying some of this and trying technique – its so cool! xx

  4. Maureen Chandler says:

    Beautiful and serene card – I love it! Thank you so much!

  5. Haley D. says:


  6. Erika N says:

    Really pretty card. You do the best job layering and making the prettiest scenes.

  7. Judy says:

    Beautiful! Your masking and sponging are amazing–you really make it look like snow drifts!!

  8. This is stunning! Do you have a video or a tutorial showing how you create snow drifts? I’ve not used inks before so would not know how to go about this, but it looks amazing.

  9. Gibmiss says:

    Hello Heather
    Fabulous card…. Love your sponging…. Have you done a video tut. On this as i would like to see it done…… If only…….
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  10. shirley-bee says:

    Beautiful card, Heather. Love how you’ve got the little dip behind the tree.

  11. jmhave44 says:

    So serene, so beautiful. I have the masking fluid, haven’t tried it. I’m still working on the snow hills & sponging! Thanks for sharing such a lovely card today.

  12. Lindsey says:

    Going places with a one-year-old is never *easy*, but I’m glad you don’t have snow to contend with… yet. And today is beautiful, at least here!
    Your wintery landscape looks so peaceful and serene. Thank you for reminding me to put masking fluid on my Curry’s shopping list!

  13. Jenny M says:

    Just stunning Heather… I want to be the first to leave footprints in those drifts :0)
    Jenny x

  14. Sue McRae says:

    What a perfect snowy scene.

  15. Jan Castle says:

    Absolutely beautiful card Heather! Here in Salem, Oregon, USA we have cold, but fortunately no snow to contend with…just a bit of rain. Enjoy your shopping – even with a 1 year old in tow!
    Thanks for again sharing!
    Paper Hugs,

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  17. Linda says:

    Brrr…not ready for winter. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  18. Andrea says:

    Heather, I know you’re probably busy having a life, but I would love it if you would do more video tutorials. You really have an amazing talent for building these beautiful scenes and I would appreciate step by step instructions. You are the queen of the sponge! Your shading is just lovely. So maybe take pity on those of us who don’t have your instincts and show us how? Pretty please. (smile)

  19. LaVon says:

    One of your most beautiful cards yet! Love it!

  20. Agno says:

    I love you card
    It would be so nice if you could make a tutorial of this card
    I tried to see the tutorial on youtube from the leaf you have done but what is the fluide masking???
    Thanks so much for your sharing its so inspiring…..

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