Below is the inside of this card:
This week’s challenge over at Crazy4Challenges is to color! I just recently bought some digital stamps from The Paper Shelter. This little stamp is called “Snow Angel”and I fell in love with her!
This is also a 3D scene card but only 2 layers:
Step 1: Digital stamps can be printed out in any size. I knew I wanted to make a multi layered card so that it would look like this little Snow Angel was out in the woods under a blanket of fresh falling snow. Print out the image in the size that will be in ratio to the other elements (trees).
Cut 8 trees from this die set:
You can cut two layers of cardstock at a time with these dies. Glue two trees together to end up with four trees. I need them early in the project so I can audition other things in relationship to this die set!
Step 2: Color the Snow Angel with Copic Markers:
Step 3: Create a background for the scene. First, cut the printed and colored cardstock down to 5.5″ x 7″. I used a stencil by Susan Tierney Cockburn for Elizabeth Craft Designs called “Cloud and Grass” to create the sky using PanPastels 520.5 Ultramarine Blue:
Then using a white gel pen, I made little circles to look like snow:
Next using Copic N0, color the snow mounds in, accenting the artist’s lines and making the illusion of snow mounds in the forest:
Next using a product called Snow Writer add this dimension to the colored snow mounds and on the circles and some lines that the artist drew. Immediately shake Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Cool over all of this product:
Step 4: The “trees” in the above die set have a built in embossing effect that suggests the dark lines on a birch tree. With Copic liner pen .3, I went over these embossed lines.
Step 5: Adhere two of the trees to both sides as shown below but leave some of the small branches not glued. This gives you some options of tucking other items under them:
Step 6: Stick a piece of white cardstock to Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive that measures 4″ x 2″. Take the backing off of the adhesive and shake Silk Microfine Glitter Cool over this entire adhesive pc. Shake off the excess and polish with your fingers. Using the “Snow Flake” from this die set, cut twice placing the die cutting side down on the glitter side of this pc. Tip: Cut off the excess glittered cardstock for each run through of the “snow flake” and the other dies you’ll run through your die cutting machine using this glittered cardstock. I added ECD Glitter Dots Transparent/silver to the center of each snowflake.
Cut two of the smallest snowflakes from this set: 757 -Snowflakes by Elizabeth Craft Designs using the same technique as above (I cut off the circles)
Cut (out of white cardstock) and color the two birds from this set with Copic Markers:
Step 7: Make the second layer, the frame. Cut a rectangle from heavy white cardstock that measures 5.5″ x 7″. I had to improvise this step so I placed the third largest of this die set with the shortest side placed on one side of the rectangle eyeballing an even margin from the edge on those three sides. Run it through your cutting machine. Keep the mat that it cuts for the inside sentiment as I did. Next, slide the die to the opposite side and run through the machine again.
Step 8: Make the base card by scoring a 12″ x 12″ pc. of Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Dusky Sky at 6″. Fold over and trim to 6″ x 7.5″. Cut a rectangle from white cardstock that measures 5.75″ x 7.25″. Adhere this rectangle to the “Dusky Sky” base card centering as shown with ECD double sided adhesive 10mm. Next adhere the stamped first layer to this white rectangle also centering it.
Step 9: Lay the “frame” layer from step 7 and lay it on top of this stack. Cut the last to trees in half dividing the two trunks. Adhere the two tree halves that were the left trunks to both sides as shown with Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue. Now that you have both layers almost finished you know where you want the “snow flakes and birds”:
Step 10: On the underside of the frame layer add foam dimensionals like this:
Pull the backs off the foam and carefully place exactly over the stamped Snow Angel layer. They should be exactly the same size.
Step 11: You can either stamp a sentiment or do what I did for the inside sentiment. I used the white mat that was cut from step 7 and these two die sets:
Brush the outer edge only of the white mat with Wink of Stella Clear. Cut “Merry Christmas” from silver mirror cardstock. Cut two flourishes from the same ECD Dusky Sky cardstock as the base card.
I hope you’ll give making a 3D card yourself. They are so fun to create. But it’s not necessary for the challenge. We hope you will show us what you do for this weeks challenge. You inspire us! Add 3 Blue/Silver Glitter Dots to both of the Flourishes.
Other products used:
Beacon’s Kids choice glue
Michaels: Dimensional foam adhesives
Joanne Crafts: Silver Mirror cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Plus