Sneak Peek... Snow Scenes


We're back today with a third gorgeous Christmas and Winter season set that's really versatile. Set the scene for Christmas and winter with this darling silhouette set illustrated by Lauren Pope. From an elegant deer enjoying the new fallen snow to a pair of children ready to bring their snowman to life, this set offers many mix-and-match options for you to create different "Snow Scenes!" Set measures 4" by 6". The Design Team has gorgeous winter silhouette creations to show you in our Blog Hop today.

I have to admit... this is one of my favourite of our five new stamp sets for September.  There is just something about taking simple silhouettes and designing a scene of your very own.  So that's what I did using this fabulous new stamp set.


Step 1:  I stamped a few of the silhouette images from the Snow Scenes stamp collection on a piece of Flourishes Classic White Cardstock using black ink.  Then I prepared some masks using some Post-It Notes.  I tore the edges to get an uneven effect for the ground and I die cut a circle for a moon.


Step 2:  I placed my masks on my cardstock to make a moon in the sky and a back ground landscape edge.



Step 3:  I first sponged on a layer of Shaded Lilac Distress Ink using my Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool.  I didn't worry too much about streaks of ink or heavy spots of ink because I knew I was going to blend and layer more inks over top.  Plus... the winter sky can look blustery and full of snow laden clouds anyway!



Step 4: Then I sponged on a layer of Dusty Concord Distress Ink, deepen the colour of the sky.


Step 5:  For the final layer of my sky, I sponged on a layer of Faded Jeans Distress Ink, leaving it towards towards the top of the sky only.  I then carefully peeled off the bottom layers of my Post-It Note mask.



Step 6: This time, I repositioned my Post-It Note pieces in a slightly different configuration and lower than my sky line, leaving the rough edges of the mask at the top again. I took my Milled Lavendar Distress Ink and sponged a very light layer of ink working up from my masks, leaving the tops of the snow drifts whiter. 



Step 7:  I repositioned my masks a few more times, inking again with my Milled Lavendar Distress Ink and only inking from the mask up.

Step 8:  I watered down a drop or two of white acrylic paint and then dipped an old toothbrush into the fluid paint.  I used my finger nail to scratch across the bristles to create tiny droplets of paint to mimic snow and stars in the sky.  I also matted my panel with a piece of Flourishes Classic Black Cardstock.


Step 9:  I took a Stardust Sukura pen and outlined the trees and deer to make it appear like the moonlight was reflecting off of them.

Here is my completed card using a sentiment from the Snow Scenes stamp set and some sparkly Silver Metallic String...

Click to enlarge.

Thanks for checking out my card and tutorial today! I hope this inspires you to purchase this set and create your own nature scene!

Don’t forget...
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Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets…
  • You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
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  • All five of our September sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all five sets together in a bundle. This discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
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And for more creative fun, we have a brand new Class In A Box for you with this set! 

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There are FIVE cards this time to get you covered for the holidays. Class features not ONE but TWO stamp sets (Snow Scenes and Sentimental Christmas), pre-cut paper, embellishments, full color instructions along the extra paper from the Teresa Collins 6" by 6" paper pack called Santa's List. All this for $42! Be sure to join us back here tomorrow to see a set that's a little bit "country-Christmas".

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes (Snow Scenes)
cardstock:  Flourishes  (Classic White, Classic Black)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Ranger Distress Inks
paint:  Delta Art 
pen:  Sakura
string: Flourishes.

35 comments:

Linda Carson said...

Absolutely stunning scene! The frame adds more beauty! Thanks for the step by step tutorial! I almost forgot....love the white highlights on the deer and trees too!

Joan B said...

wow, this is gorgeous

jonim52 said...

Stunning card and I love this new release!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh this is just GORGEOUS!!

Sabrina said...

A wonderful card, i love it.

Tamara D said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for the tutorial!

loulou said...

What an absolutely gorgeous scene. Thank you for sharing its step by step creation.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

OH My Goodness is this not the pretiest Deer scene...? I just love everything you did to get this look right down to the Stardust pen to make the moon shine off the deer and trees... I just love it!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning Ally! Love the way you created this scene and love this new set.

Tracy said...

Very cool card, thanks for the tutorial as well!

Theresa said...

You have created a beautiful winter scene. Thanks for the tutorial and all the tips. I must try this.

Marsha J Reed said...

This is a beautiful scene. Thank you for sharing your masking technique.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Ally this is beautiful! I love the sky and your snow drift looks wonderful!

Karen Letchworth said...

Allison: It's such a blessing to have you(and others) share their techniques. You did an amazing job on your card again today. Thanks for sharing and for being part of this fun blog hop.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sierra Winters said...

What a gorgeous card, Allison. I am new to Flourishes Stamps, but they sure are awesome. I will check out the store after hopping! Thanks for inspiring me.
Sierra

lisa808 said...

Beautiful scene and colors.

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a lovely scene!

Traci M said...

Allison, this is a lovely card and I so appreciate you showing the steps as its been awhile since I've attempted this type of scene!! Breathtaking!!

Jan Garber said...

What amazing layers of snow! I love this technique! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

An absolutely stunning scene Ally!! And I love your framing!!

Miriam said...

REALLY NICE tutorial! Thanks you!

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love your wintry sky! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally gorgeous Ally! Love that tutorial too :) !!!

K. Joy said...

I saw this on SCS - just beautiful!!! I'm going to have to try that. Thanks for the tutorial!

Ruth said...

Dear Ally, Your ideas and amazing color combinations NEVER cease to amaze me. I have been enjoying Flourishes from the beginning and the beauty and love for creating is endless. Thanks for all your inspiration.
Ruth Greene
Alabama (south that is)

Sue D said...

Gorgeous scene you created!!

Makiko Jones said...

You created such a gorgeous snow scene, Ally! Love the deep purple sky and highlighting detail! Beautiful card!

JoAnn said...

Wow, what a gorgeous scene you created. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

D- said...

Your card is gorgeous! TFS. I love how you used the masking. Thanks for the great tutorial.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Nana Griffin said...

So gorgeous and a super tutorial! Thanks.

stampqueen said...

Love that sky!!!! Beautiful!!!

Heather said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous!!!! All the details, make it so fabulous. Thanks for sharing how you did it all.

Donna Phelan said...

You make it look so easy! Beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous scene! Love the beautiful colors!

Heather Jensen said...

Love this, Allison. Your night time winter scene looks stunning. Thanks for sharing your creative process. :)