Dressed in snow

Yes, it’s a snow scene, which means there are new Christmas stamps in the house! Penny Black is showing off their new collection ‘Be Merry’ over the next few weeks and giving away gift certificates to celebrate the new products. This lovely scene is a single stamp and I have inked it in a simple colour to show how easy it is to create a pretty snow scene.

I’ve mentioned before how much I like memento ‘northern pine’ ink for wintry tree scenes; when you add water to it, it separates into a teal blue and a brown. One colour becomes three and gives you green foliage, brown bark and the look of blue snow or sky. I stamped the large image on hot pressed watercolour paper with the help of a stamp positioner then spritzed carefully over the trees on the left and far right.

I wanted to preserve some white areas so I spritzed from quite a distance and covered the some areas with my hand as I did it so that I wouldn’t lose the look of snow on the lower branches. To finish off the scene I matted with dark green cardstock and attach to a white card base. I know I’ll be working with this stamp again!


Stamp: Dressed in Snow (PB)
Ink: Memento Northern Pine (Tsukineko)
Paper: Hot pressed watercolour paper (Fabriano)

14 Comments on “Dressed in snow”

  1. Deanna Morgan says:

    Your card has an amazing winter feel! Beautiful!

  2. Shauna Todd says:

    I knew you would do this stamp justice! Beautiful!

  3. Miranda says:

    Gorgeous! This is probably my most favorite stamp this time! It’s so beautiful with this ink….and your hand!

  4. Jan D., FL says:

    Oh, my…so beautiful. I don’t have that color Memento ink, but will add it to my collection. I do love that brand.

    I bought a number of PB stamps in this style from previous releases and I’ve had so much fun using them…I did my first stamped image with dye ink and then stamped over it with Versamark and used clear ep and heat set it. (this probably would have been difficult to do without my MISTI) Then I was able to sponge inks right over the panel using different colors. Then I buffed the panel off to get rid of any ink on the embossed parts. I even surprised myself at how pretty it turned out. I AM NOT AN ARTIST!!!

    I love your creations…I’ve always gravitated to a clean style, but wanted to broaden my horizons. Your inspirational posts have given me the courage to try something outside of my comfort zone. Thank you.

  5. This is the first stamp this release that I truly love & adore what you have created with it💖

  6. Sylvia Johnson says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Pat says:

    This is a beautiful new stamp and so atmospheric Heather, and that ink colour is perfect for it. A truly wonderful scene. x

  8. Liz in NH says:

    Gorgeous! You make it sound so easy, Heather. This stamp is a ‘must have’ after seeing this. Thanks!

  9. myrna sweet says:

    Heather, Another beautiful card.

    I am a little confused about the Memento Northern Pine ink you used. I thought this ink was a permanent pigment ink vs a dye ink, so I am confused as how it separated into more that one colour when you added water. I am finding almost nothing about this ink online.

  10. konarose says:

    Glowing! I love it and had no idea about the Memento Northern Pine ink doing that! How FUN!!! You make it look so easy, but I know differently ♥

  11. lollthompson says:

    Gorgeous card Heather. Love how that ink separates into different colours. And the spritzing adds some mist to the sky, which is lovely. xx

  12. Brian Murphy says:

    Stunning, just beautiful!

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