I started with the piece of white card cut just about 1/2" smaller than my card and cut a mask from some copy paper using the star die. I decided the easiest way to do it was to use the positive piece to get the position of the star right on the piece of card, and just marked with pencil the points and the inner corners before stamping the trees and deer with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I put some colour on the trees leaving some white bits for the snow on the branches using Pine Needles Distress Ink applied with a waterbrush, and then added the sky using Salty Ocean DI and darkened around the edges with Chipped Sapphire DI, which I also used for the shading beneath the deer and under the trees. I then place the negative mask and pencilled lightly around the whole of the star and when happy I went over the lines with my 01 Black Micron Pen. I finished by adding a bit of White Sakura Pen on the branches of the trees and in the sky for a more snowy look and stamped a sentiment from the same set of stamps, again using the Nocturne Ink, and then heat embossed it using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - C & D for Clean and Simple/Distressing.
Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge - Masculine Card.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 110 Anything Christmas Goes.
Happy Little Stampers February Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes + Optional: Snowflakes (so pleased to be chosen the winner of this challenge).
Pat that's a gorgeous scene within the star. Great tip for aligning ♥ Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.
A really lovely winter scene which looks great within the star - great explanation of how it was achieved too
Love how you positioned the scene inside the star Pat, clever and beautiful design. Thankyou too for playing along at CAS Christmas, Cathy x
Beautiful card Pat, with a lovely wintery scene. I love how the trees go over the outline of the star. xx
Oh, Pat, you did such a good job with this and I would have done the exact same thing, drawn the star using the die to trace. It's still tricky getting it all stamped in a balance and you rocked it! You really don't keep stamps that long? Wow, I'm a hoarder then, lol. Thanks for the issue, I knew they looked familiar, heehee. What a fab sample! xoxo
Your card is beautiful Pat, I love the winter scene within the star shape, wonderful design and colours, Kate x
Beautiful and unusual card. Thanks for explaining so clearly how you laid it out. The trees coming out of your star look fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at 52CCT this week.
Such a clever and creative Christmas scene thru your star, Pat. TFS and the inspiration. Love and Hugs..Nancy
Good morning Pat...what a beautiful Christmas card you've created from your magazine stamps Pat...love the scene within the star...very creative..
What a peaceful and beautiful Winter scene and all captured in the large star. Great masking and what a steady hand you've got using your micro black pen over the pencil lines for the star Pat x.
A beautiful Christmas card Pat. Xxx
You have created such a beautiful tranquil scene here, Pat and I love how you used the masks so cleverly to make an unusual star shape round the scene.
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges C for CAS and D for Distressing.
Amazing winter scene! I love how you framed it in a star shape. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at 52cct! Stay safe and keep crafting! Valérie
Gorgeous card Pat! I LOVE the design which is so create. Your sweet winter scene fits perfectly into the star outline. Amazing work! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx
What a beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing and I love how your trees are outside of the star. Very simple and very elegant! Thank you for sharing it and playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy
Congratulations with the shout out Pat with this wonderful creative and peaceful Winter scene at CAS Christmas x.
Such a lovely scene card - great to see the masking technique used so efficiently. Thank you for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT
Wow, beautiful wintery card, Pat. Gorgeous scene. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma
So beautiful I love scene cards
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