Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Christmas blues and browns

I was inspired by a moodboard challenge at StampNation to create this wintry Christmas scene.

The trees in one of the moodboard photos had a bluish tint to them, so I decided to use my soft blue embossing powder to heat emboss my tree image (Snowy village, Penny Black). To create a mirror image, I stamped the image onto a piece of plastic packaging and pressed that onto my cardstock panel. This was the first time I tried doing it this way, and it worked even better than expected. To cover up the sides of my panel, I stamped the edge of my tree image again on either side of my stamped panel before sprinkling on the embossing powder.

After blending distress inks onto my panel, I die cut the panel and my snowbank using SSS stitched dies and blended some blue distress ink onto my snowbank for a more wintry look. I used thin foam tape to mount the snowbank to my main panel, that I had adhered to a soft grey card base. The sweet deer (Collectables COL1330 by Marianne Design) was die cut from a scrap of cream cardstock. I decided to do a little experimenting with some pigment powder (in the colour Chameleon by Pentart) that I found at the (only) craft shop in my area, and I loved how this turned out. The sentiment is from Bright Baubles (Neat and Tangled).

I'm linking up my card at:

Beccy's month of holiday cards - B ... blues and browns

SSS Wednesday - Baby it's cold outside

Penny Black and More - Make someone smile

PBSC - Anything goes with Penny Black

HLS Christmas - Anything goes

Uniko Challenge - #50 Celebrate


  1. I just saw this on Simon Says and I love the look of the reindeer in the snowy path with the trees. It is so serene and beautiful

  2. Wat een sfeervolle winterkaart Mar.
    Die grote bomen zijn prachtig uitgewerkt. Liefs Ineke☀️

  3. Your card is beautiful Marianne, such a peaceful image. I love the combination of colours too. The little deer almost looks like it's glowing. Gorgeous work!

  4. How beautidul Marianne, the avenue of trees in white gives a really peaceful feel to your lovely card - and gives me a whole new way to look at that PB stamp set.

    Thanks so much for joining in our current 'Make Someone Smile' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  5. Just re-read your post and it's actually pale blue on the tree, but none the less is beautiful.

    B x

  6. So beautiful and atmospheric. I love it when a new technique works out so well! xxxx

  7. Beautiful winter wonderland, Marianne. I've never had that technique work for me but you executed it perfectly. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.

  8. I like the glowing silhouette of a deer. Beautiful card
    Thank you for joining our fun at Happy Little Stampers Xmas.
    BożenA DT HLS

  9. Just... wow. Love that sheen around the deer. Such a magical card.
    Cheers, Barbara

  10. This is just gorgeous! My eyes are drawn right down to that adorable deer. It almost looks as though he/she's glowing! And the trees bring your eyes down right to him as well. Very nice work. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you'll join us again soon ~

  11. Such a lovely scene, thanks for joining us at Uniko.