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Winter Cheer

Winter cheer Heather Telford

I used the versatile birch trunk stamps from the ‘Nature’s Silhouettes’ set for this card stamping them over a hill shaped mask at the bottom and bending them this way and that so no two trees looked the same. After stamping them I positioned a circle mask for the moon and painted masking fluid over all the tree trunks. I used zig clean colour real brush markers for the blue sky and green foliage in the background; I rarely use the zig markers but whenever I do I resolve to get them out more often. The colours are so vibrant and the blending so easy. Once the sky was completed I removed all the masks and added grey to the trunks.

winter cheer close up Heather Telford

I wanted shadows in the snow but with paler tones than the background so scribbled some colour on a palette and diluted it to paint a shadow for each tree. There is a little line of sparkly embossing along the snow banks to make them glisten. The sentiment may or may not be positioned where it is to hide something; I’ll let you draw your own conclusions!

Enjoy Christmas Eve.

Supplies:

Stamps:   Nature’s Silhouettes, Yuletide wishes (PB)
Markers:  Zig clean color real brush markers green, blue, light gray (Kuretake), Versamarker
Inks:  Versafine onyx black ink, Majestic blue(Tsukineko)
Cardstock:  hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: clear sparkle embossing powder

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4 Comments on “Winter Cheer”

  1. Pat says:

    These birch tree trunks are perfect and such a beautiful background you have created Heather. A totally gorgeous card. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and very creative New Year. x

  2. Lonnie says:

    Love this card. The sentiment is perfectly placed, there is no where else it could go. Have a Merry Christmas.

  3. tish rowe says:

    Incredible. You have brightened my day with your work, Heather, because this gives me such incredible ideas on what to do with the stamps I have.
    Merry Christmas.

  4. Betsy Wilson says:

    Beautiful sky and shadows! In Zentangle we say there are no mistakes! Just opportunities! Lovely light! Happy Holidays!


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