Project: Snowy Park

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I love this stamp, took me ages to track it down as it is discontinued. However, there are very similar stamps out there that can use this techique.
Sometime you look at a stamp and wonder how to colour it. In this case - don't! All this stamp needed was an HB pencil to add depth. Make it more magical with a little sparkle.
I used:

  • Penny Black Snowy Park
  • Darice 'Scroll Flourish Corner' embossing folder
  • Ink: Memento, London Fog
  • Papermania Urban Rubber Stamps Noel set - greeting
  • Card stock: White, Silver
  • HB pencil
  • Gellyroll clear sparkle pen
  • Perfect layers ruler (1/8th)
  • Tim Holtz stamping platform

Stamp the image onto white card using London fog.

Pick out and darken the tree trunks and shadows with the HB pencil to give the image depth.

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Use the Gellyroll clear sparkle pen on the snowline and branches.
this is really difficult to photograph, its a little more visable on the closeup!

Trim the Snowy Park image and layer onto silver card. I used my Perfect Layers ruler at 1/8th to give a neat, narrow border of silver.

Emboss some white card with the Darice folder and trim to 10 x 14.4 cm.
Stamp the greeting on the bottom of this panel. (This is where the stamping platform comes in handy to position the stamp where you want it - no more wonky greetings!)

Finally mount the image onto the embossed panel and then onto a white A6 landscape base card using sticky pads.