Hello friends. For this cute holiday card, I uses a technique I had forgotten about but recently reminded of while watching a Youtube video. The technique is stenciling on pattern paper. It’s an easy way to add depth and interest to a background without adding extra bulk. This card features the Lawn Fawn Spooky Forest Backdrop die and the Lawn Fawn Winter Village Stamps.
For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and a piece of Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles 6×6 Paper to ~4 x 5-1/4″ for the background. I used the Tim Holtz Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans Distress Ink along with the Honey Bee Stamps Birch A2 Cover Plate to give some dimension to the background.
Next I die cut the forest from Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Lawn Fawn Spooky Forest Backdrop, the snowy hills from more Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and inked it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I also added some Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Drops to the snowy hills. I used 3M Foam Tape to adhere the forest panel as well as some behind the snowy hills for more dimension.
I stamped the images from the Lawn Fawn Winter Village Stamps onto Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used Y13 & Y18 for the lantern, windows and star; R81, R83, & R85, YG25, YG17 & YG67, C0, C1, C3 & C5 for the houses; YG25, YG17 & YG67 and E25 & E29 for the trees; BG000 and 0 for the snow.
I decided to do a radical thing on this card and have NO sentiment on the outside. What?!? Unheard of, right? LOL. Sometimes it’s ok to leave the outside of your card with just a pretty scenes. Let the recipient be surprised when they open the card.
- Card Base = 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ Neenah 100lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″
- Background Panel = 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles 6×6 Inch Paper
- Inside Panel = 1 x 4-1/4″ Lawn Fawn Spiffier Speckles 6×6 Inch Paper
Thanks for reading this post. I hope I’ve inspired you to give this cute penguin Christmas card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.