As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew that I’d be using the White Christmas stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to create a little winter window scene.
My card design was inspired by Pals Paper Arts #221.
I started by masking of a square area on a Soft Sky card base. I knew that my window would be 3-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ square, so I taped off a square that was about 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ with blue painters tape (Yikes! Look at that mess on my grid paper behind my card! It does get quite well used). 🙂
Once I’d taped off the square, I stamped the tree image from the White Christmas photopolymer stamp set in StazOn Jet Black ink inside the square. Then I stamped the snowman and cardinal images from the White Christmas stamp set in StazOn Jet Black Ink inside the square.
I colored the snow on the ground and the snowman with my White Stampin’ Chalk Marker, then colored the trees, bird and snowman pieces with my Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers. I stamped the snow image from the White Christmas stamp set in Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink over the background, then added a little “snow” to the tree branches with my White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.
I carefully peeled up the blue painters tape and gave the background a quick shot with my Heat Tool to dry the Craft Ink. I stamped the Hardwood image in Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink on a panel of Crumb Cake card stock, dried it with my Heat Tool and cut six 3/8″ x 3-1/2″ strips from it. I adhered the window frame together with SNAIL, then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a bow from Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon and adhered it to the top of the window frame with a Glue Dot.
I stamped the sentiment from the Watercolor Wonder Too photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on a leftover piece of the Crumb Cake card stock that was stamped with the Hardwood image. I punched the ends of the sentiment strip with my Hexagon Punch then adhered it to a strip of Real Red card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished the card front by adhering the layered sentiment to the Soft Sky card base with SNAIL.
I stamped the sentiments from the White Christmas photopolymer stamp set in Real Red ink on a Whisper White panel, then stamped the snowman image in StazOn Jet Black and colored it with my Stampin’ Write Markers to complete the inside of the card.
You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
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- Soft Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
- Crumb Cake – six 3/8″ x 3-1/2″ strips, 3/4″ x 4″ strip
- Real Red – 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Amy, this card is fantastic! Love it!
Thanks so much, glad that you liked it! 🙂
Amy, your card is delightful! Love the frame, how clever. Thanks for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts!
Thanks so much Peggy!
This is so stink in’ cute. Love how you used Hardwood to create the window frame! Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts!
Thanks so much Michael! So glad that you liked it. 🙂
What a super cute card! Love, love, love it! Your creative juices are showing, big time!
Thanks so much, glad that you liked it. It was lots of fun to create! 🙂
Amy this card is amazing and thanks for the details on the window, I’m going to give that a try
Thank you Sandi! 🙂
So very pretty! Thank you for sharing the details and for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.
Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! 🙂
Amy, you just keep amazing me everyday 🙂 This card is so fun! I love the way you did snow details with the chalk marker, so easy to do, with such a great impact. Plus, I really like the way that you put the cardinal on the hill looking down at the snowman, I haven’t seen it done this way and it is so cute. Bless you for your window details too! This is going to be a fun card to make 😉
Thanks Jill! Have fun with it, so many options for window scenes with the White Christmas stamp set. 🙂
Loved your card linked to the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week Amy. Great use of the Hardwood stamp! very inspiring. Cheers
Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
Thank you Nada! 🙂
Congratulations on your PPA win, Amy! This is truly a beautiful card!
Thanks Brian! 🙂
This is so cute! I’ve been wanting to do a “window” card with the White Christmas behind it. I have one question though about the StazOn ink. When I used it with my Photopolymers, it stuck to the paper and even pulled up a bit of paper when trying to lift it up, not to mention the terrible sticky stain it left on my stamps. Did you have any trouble using StazOn with the photopoly? I’ve decided to stick with the Memento Ink with the clear photopoly stamps.
Thank you for sharing your inspiration and congratulations on your PPA win!
Thanks so much for your comments Donna! 🙂 I’m finding that the StazOn ink does seem to stick a bit to the card stock but so far, I haven’t had it stick so badly that it rips the paper. I’ve been cleaning my photopolymer stamps with a cleaner specifically formulated for clear stamps. It does not take all of the stain off, but it does not seem to leave any type of sticky residue. I hope that helps!