Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. I am a long time lover of creating snowy tree scenes for my holiday cards and the Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Trees and Color Layering Snowy Tree Frame Cuts sets are both a wonderful addition to my stash.
I started by lightly misting a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with a Mini Mister for the background tree layer. I didn’t get the paper very wet, but just enough so that I could get full ink coverage with the solid tree stamp.
I inked up the solid stamp with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, misted it lightly from about one foot away and stamped on the cardstock. I continued the process of stamping the trees randomly across the whole sheet. Normally I would have used a much lighter green ink for the solid tree but I needed to use the darker ink for the base tree so it would show well through the snow covered vellum.
Next I stamped the second tree image with branch definition using the Mowed Lawn ink on all of the trees.
The next thing was to stamp and cut out the tree for the front of the card. I stamped the solid tree and branch defined tree once on Caramel Apple cardstock and heat dried with my Hero Arts Heat Gun. I stamped the snow tree image with versa, applied white embossing powder and heat embossed. I failed to get a picture of the embossing process of the tree. I used the dark green cardstock for my front tree so it would show well in front of the vellum.
The tree image was placed on my Big Shot Express platform and cut out using the tree die.
I applied Be Creative 1/8” double stick tape all the way around the outer border of the tree layer and attached the snow embossed layer directly to it. Next I attached the tree/snow layer to the card base with ATG adhesive. After seeing the vellum layer over the trees I realized I could have skipped stamping the defined branch tree image over the solid tree because it doesn’t show up. LOL!
I cut a 5.50” x 4.25” piece of green cardstock for a frame and cut it using a die from the Nesting Card Templates set. I wanted to be sure none of the adhesive that attached the vellum to the tree layer showed through the vellum and a frame was the perfect solution.
I applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and then attached the hand cut snow layer with a sentiment from the set and then attached it to the card base.
The gold star was attached to the top of the tree with glossy accents and the tree was attached with mounting tape.
I love the snow covered vellum with the forest of trees showing through. I hope you have enjoyed this project and have been inspired to make a few snowy holidays scene cards of your own.