How about a rustic Holiday scene for today’s card using the Neat & Tangled STAMPtember set Holiday Helpers. This set is so adorable, and I had great fun creating this scene. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I stamped the various elements from the Holiday Helpers set to create the scene using Versafine Onyx Black ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card. I then sketched in a mountain backdrop, a few trees and shrubs and some scrubby grassy bits sticking up through the snow. I used Daniel Smith watercolours to paint the scene and can I just take a moment to extol the virtues of Moonglow as the perfect colour for snowy shadows. I add lots of water for a dilute mix and then it’s subtle grey/lilac tones are perfect for adding shadows to the white areas while still letting them read as white. If that makes sense!
After painting, I rubbed a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte in a few places and sprinkled with Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter and Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter. It’s a little hard to see, but in real life, they add a lovely sparkle to the trees, bushes and grassy areas.
You can perhaps see the sparkle a little better in this picture.
I added the watercoloured piece to a red card mat (old 12×12 stash of Bazzill card) and wrapped with twine. I then foam mounted the panel to a Neenah Desert Storm card base on which I’d added a mat of patterned paper (Simple Stories from a couple of years ago I believe).
For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting from the Holiday Helpers set in clear embossing ink on red card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner and tucking under the twine bow with foam adhesive.
Here’s a summary of the STAMPtember collaborations:
04 September Lawn Fawn – stamp & die set and standalone stamp set
06 September SugarPea Designs – stamp & die set and standalone stamp set
07 September GinaK Designs – stamp & die set and standalone stamp set
08 September Heffy Doodle – stamp & die set and standalone stamp set
10 September Concord & 9th – stamp & die set and standalone stamp set
11 September Clearly Besotted – Magnificent Magnolia stamp & die set and standalone stamp set + Lift Me Up stamp & die set and standalone stamp set
12 September Neat & Tangled – stamp & die set and standalone stamp set
Check out this link to see whether a new STAMPtember collaboration has been released each day.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D