Hello crafty friends, Amy here with a Christmas card mixing a bit of old with the new. I’ve brought together both the Tall Trees Scene Die and the Joy and Peace stamp set from the newest release with the Next Door Gnomes stamp set and Frosty Flakes die.

I’ve known that I wanted to create a winter scene with this particular gnome and his lantern ever since I first got the stamp set but it wasn’t until I had the Tall Trees scene die that inspiration really struck. First I stamped the gnome on Catherine Pooler Select white card stock then colored him using Copic markers before fussy cutting him out. Next I cut a sheet of white card stock with the Tall Trees die. On another piece of white card stock I ink blended the dark background sky using Catherine Pooler inks; Mint To Be, Sweet Sixteen, Royal Treatment and Juniper Mist. A few flicks of water to make the ink react for a subtle snowy sky look and that got set aside while I grabbed my markers and got to work on the trees. Using warm grey markers I added a birch bark pattern to the die cut trees, making sure they were darker at the top where less light was reaching them and lighter right next to the gnome with his lantern. The snow covered ground got a similar treatment using marker colors that matched the inked sky background. Once that was done I glued the frame and all of the scene pieces onto the sky background then glued that to my card base.

Next I grabbed the new Joy and Peace stamp set along with its coordinating dies to add a sentiment to my card. I used the Catherine Pooler Juniper Mist ink again to stamp the words. You’ll notice I didn’t get full ink coverage with my first press but I wasn’t hating on that look because it kind of reminds me of the snow in the background so I chose to leave it and not stamp it again. To help the sentiment pop a bit more I also die cut the Frosty Flakes die out of a shimmery white card stock and added the snowflakes before gluing down the sentiment.

To complete the card I randomly applied dots of Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof white across the entire scene to create a gentle snowfall that ties everything together quite nicely. I know that I’m not one who uses dies a whole lot but I am so pleased with how this scene came together because of them. I can’t wait to give these trees another go for the rest of the seasons as well!

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay crafty my friends!