Hi friends! It’s Stefanie and I’m back today with a magical window scene card. I thought it would be fun to try to create the illusion of seeing Santa and a reindeer while looking through a window in a house and I used the beautiful images from Christmas Eve Stamp to help achieve this.
I started with a 5.25” square and decided about where the images should go when paired with the Gallery Frame #7. Then I stamped the images using black ink and masked them off along with a section at the bottom for snow. Next I inkblended the background using distress oxides. I started at the lamp with Squeezed Lemonade, then a series of increasingly darker blues around the light – Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Faded Jeans. I also used water to lift some spots from the ink blend and splattered some “snow” back in using white paint.
I also added a light blend of Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass to the snow to create a light and shadow effect.
Once the background was completed I colored up the images using a mix of Copics(C) and Ohuhus.
Red: R7, R8, R5, R2, R1
Black: CGII09-07, CGII04
Skin: E04(C), E11(C), E01(C), E000(C)
Beard: CG030, CG020
Other white/shadows: BG9, BG3
Yellow: Y10, Y6, Y040, Y030, Y010
Silver: C3(C), C0(C), BG3
Pinks: R12, RV260, RV010
I added some snow over the images as well with a white gel pen after they were colored.
Finally I moved onto the window frame. I used the Gallery Frame #7 Die and cut out a frame in brown cardstock and another in a darker teal-gray. I used the inner section of the brown frame and added some wood grain pattern using Antique Linen distress ink and the Old Oak Background Stamp. Then I added a light blend of Vintage Photo distress ink to add a bit more yellow tint to the cardstock and bring out the wood pattern.
I used the outer section of the teal-gray frame to pair with the brown and propped them both up over the image using foam tape.
The last step was to add a sentiment and I picked one from the Snowman Hugs Stamp, stamped it on white cardstock and propped it up at the bottom of the frame.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like how my card turned out!