Monday 17 November 2014

One layer snow scene card using White Christmas from Stampin' Up

I have a secret to share with you today! More about that later but first... imagine waking up on Christmas morning, looking out of the window into a snowy scene and seeing a magical reindeer! That's the effect I was going for with White Christmas, one of my favourite Stampin' Up Christmas sets of all time! Come and see:

I love using my Stampin' Up inks to sponge scenes and find Naturals Ivory card stock perfect for this. It's thick enough to make a nice, sturdy one layer card too.

The area was masked off with sticky notes and the scene stamped using Smoky Slate ink. I sponged in a wintery sky and coloured the snowy ground with my Stampin' Chalk marker. That marker is brilliant for detail too - I added snow to the trees with it and the speckles on the deer too.

I thought you might find it handy to see a photo of the masked card before stamping. (Doesn't that sound exciting? The mysterious masked card!)

I'll be linking this card up with 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown which has Christmas Windows as its theme this week; and Less is More, where the challenge is to make a card with More Than One Tree.

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Are you wondering what my secret might be? Well, regular readers of my blog might remember that we have an imaginary dog in our house - a Golden Retriever named Aramis. He has accompanied us on our family walks and entertained us with his antics but, as my oldest son has often reminded me, it's not the same as having a real dog. We've thought about getting a dog over the last few years. Perhaps a puppy...

... like this adorable little cutie?

Her name is Eva and, tomorrow morning, I'll be bringing her home. Please be gentle with me - I may be a little sleep deprived for a while...!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Oh Vicky, she is cute!! And your card is beautiful. I love the one layer look.

  2. Oh Vicky your card is more realistic than mine. I do love your sponging effects. Enjoy your new pup.
    Margaret M

  3. Oh Vicky! What a darling puppy :-) She's such a sweetie.

    Love your card too, great idea to mask the window panes.

    Back to Eva - I might have to start collecting my SU stuff directly from you, grin.


    Di xx

  4. Brilliant card. Horribly jealous about puppy. xxx

  5. Hi Vicky
    How sweet .... Ah! Beautiful.....
    Love your card.... Thanks for the masking tip...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Gorgeous card as ever Vicky and adore that cute puppy already ...enjoy ;) Viv xx

  7. Oh Vicky, what an adorable puppy!! She's so lovely to see! Oh, and also your card, it's gorgeous as always sweetie! Xx

  8. Simply splendid - well worth your efforts.

    GOOD LUCK with the puppy too - already looking forward to more pix!


  9. Another beautiful card!

    Please give Eva lots of cuddles from me (and a few extra from Cory - Max doesn't do cuddles but would happily shake her paw!). I wish you and your family every happiness with your new bundle of fluff.


  10. Your card is stunning Vicky I love it.
    Eva is adorable you'll love having a puppy we've always had dogs and life wouldn't be the same without them. I'm sure you won't be sleep deprived for long, you just need to be strong and not get up to her every time she cries. I find a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel in their bed for the first few nights works wonders plus a cuddly toy
    Jackie x

  11. I think you captured the magical effect you wanted with both your card picture and your puppy picture.

    Good luck for tomorrow. Antiseptic wet wipes to the ready! xxxx

  12. Oops . . . I meant anti-bacterial/disinfectant wipes not antiseptic!!! xxx

  13. Brilliant effect for a one layer card Vicky.... That scene made me shiver because of the snowy landscape!!!
    Eva is adorable and well worth the sleepless nights at first.... Oh and keep a check on your wooden backed stamps too!! Puppies love to chew them....ask me how I know *wink* xx

  14. Oh boy, this card is a stunner! I predict a LIM winner for sure! And speaking of winner....your little pup brought a winning smile to me! I predict less stamping time and more "walking the dog" time, LOL!

  15. Oh wow what an adorable little puppy - you are going to have so much fun! Lovely card too - thanks for sharing it this week at 52CCT - J xx

  16. Simply put....LOVE... The card..and Eva.... Enjoy your new baby!

  17. I first didn't realise that it's a one layer Card! Perfect made!

  18. I would love to wake up to this scene outside.This is a beautiful card and lovely scene you created. Eve is adorable, oh my, that sweet little face. I think dogs bring such fun and joy into your home. Sleep is probably overrated anyway!

  19. Congrats on your new baby. Love the card, but I can't lie. Lovely as your card is, I'm all about the puppy!!!

  20. très réussi Vicky, je suis admirative, ta scène est superbe et en une seule couche! merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  21. Beautiful card - truly magical! But the PUPPY!! Oh - you will love having a Golden Retriever - our daughter has one and she is the most loving dog ever! Thank you for your inspiration:-) More puppy pictures please!

  22. The card is absolutely stunning and Eva is so beautiful! I look forward to seeing more pix of the little lady :) xxx

  23. What a wonderful winter scene you've created - just fab! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    And your little puppy is a darling - just like having a baby back in the house!!! Have fun!

  24. wow what a gorgeous card Vicky,, and super effect. and Eva looks a real cutie.. and am sure well worth any sleepless nights!

  25. A stunningly beautiful card Vicky and thanks for the masking technique.
    Great idea.
    Enjoy your new house guest ... such fun times.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  26. Hello Vicky

    Your Christmas card is beautiful, I love the design and your soft gentle colouring. Fabulous masking technique , thank you for sharing the how to.

    Oh Eva is a little darling, I'm looking forward to seeing more of her.


  27. Vicky, what a stunning card you've created! The winter scene is fabulous. I'm in awe of your sponging skills. AND it's a one-layer card - truly remarkable! Thanks so much for sharing your artwork with us at 52{C}CT this week! :)

  28. What a fabulous scene Vicky and great to be seeing it through the window!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  29. Vicky what a stunning scene, love your colouring and the tiny baubles round his neck!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More this week.
    LIM Designer

  30. Beautifully done. What a wonderful scene.


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