Snow Storm

snow storm

This little scene ended up being considerably snowier than I first thought it would be, hence the title.  I double embossed the branches using the method shown here. Extra embossing powder stuck on and around the masking fluid droplets creating the appearance of very fine snow over most of the panel. The moon and snow banks were masked after the embossing using post it note masks. I did all the sponging with one colour, Memento Paris Dusk, and knew when I had finished that I needed some red somewhere to add a little contrast. I played around with adding a little red bird but seriously, what bird would be out in the snow at night during a storm? The answer was to add the sentiment in red. After messing it up on the panel I restamped and punched the sentiment out with a tag punch and totally covered my mistake.

To finish the card I tried several positions for the panel. To position it up the top or at the bottom meant leaving a large empty white space. I don’t usually mind doing that but neither up nor down looked balanced. In the middle looked better especially with a little texture above and below the panel.


Stamps: Berry Red Snow White, A wish for Peace (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Paris Dusk, Versamark , Versafine Onyx Black & Satin Red(Tsukineko)
Creative Dies: Nature’s Song
Also: Clear e.p., red ribbon

20 Comments on “Snow Storm”

  1. Ellie says:

    Simply stunning Heather, gorgeous colors!

  2. Anita says:

    Wow, another stunner! This is fantastic Heather x

  3. Jan Castle says:

    Love it…the snow storm is wonderful – intended or not!!!

  4. Joan B says:

    gorgeous Heather!!!

  5. Gabby says:

    Oh-so-beautiful, Heather! Gorgeous colors, layers, depth, stamping … I love it! 🙂

  6. Pitchoune57 says:

    love it so much, bye from France

  7. Karen says:

    This is gorgeous! Do you have any pictures or video of using the post it notes to mask like this?

  8. Maureen Chandler says:

    This is just beautiful – thank you for sharing!

  9. Beautiful Heather!! Just a stunner~

  10. Mary H says:

    Stunning, love all the snow flurries. The die cut branch was just a standout on this card. Great idea. TFS

  11. Barbara Roe says:

    Beautiful, simply beautiful.

  12. CC says:

    Wow! What an unbelievably beautiful example of masking and sponging! What a gorgeous scene! I’ll be bookmarking this one to remind myself of how lovely this technique can be so I’ll get down to business and practice it. I’ve always loved the look of this technique and have bought all the supplies, but then I never get down to business and do it. Whoever is lucky enough to receive this card should definitely frame it!

  13. Claudia says:

    Hi Heather, I’m a follower of yours and really enjoy your scenes. Where do you find post it notes that big or do you use several to cover the area? Also how do you get such a smooth curve, do you draw it or cut it out free hand. Have you ever thought of doing videos for us that have a hard time picturing what you are saying. I don’t know if there is anyone else there that would love seeing it done. I guess I learn much better from the visual aspect. Love your work. regards, Claudia another Canadian but out on the west coast of B.C. (Vancouver Island).

    • Heather says:

      Hi Claudia,
      I buy post-it notes from Staples which are wide enough for a 5.5″ panel or card. I usually cut the hill masks free hand but sometimes draw them first to make sure I get the dips and rises in the right place. I have several videos and quite a few photo tutorials also. You can scroll through them here;

      Many people have asked for videos and I do hope to get some more made soon!

  14. Anne S says:

    Another beauty! I’ve been practicing your techniques using your videos. I know I will never perfect it but I am getting better. You made me chuckle at your comment about the bird. Thanks again Heather for your continued inspiration.

  15. nise says:

    When I “gasp” and struggle to find the words to tell you how stunningly gorgeous your card is, I need to think about following your instruction. I have the very same ink and some similar branch stamps, so I have no excuse. It may take me a few tries, but if I even came kinda close to your creation, it would be so worth it. Thanks for sharing and giving me a snow scene to love (so not looking forward to seeing it here in real life).

  16. Lindsey says:

    I love how you make it sound as though there are *mistakes* that had to be fixed. 😉 The finished product certainly looks flawless!

  17. cat c says:

    I so look forward to your snow and winter scene cards. They are simply breathtaking.

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