Nov 12, 2021

Tim Holtz Winterscape Stamped Christmas Scene Cards


Hi everyone!  I'm back today to share a couple of inky scenery cards with the gorgeous Tim Holtz Winterscape stamp set.  I loved this stamp so much and never got to buy any stamps last Christmas so somehow over the course of this year I bought two sets!  I'm giving one away on my Instagram page @sewpaperpaint.  I was about to bust to play with these stamps!  I used a combination of ink blending onto Bristol paper and watercolor techniques for these cards.  I added white details with a Posca pen and fussy cut the central images to add extra dimension. 

The trees were the trickiest part.  I colored them mostly with Rustic Wilderness, adding a little other colors for depth.  I left the snowy sections blank and then went back and added crisp white detail with the Posca pen. 

I used a torn sheet of paper to mask the hills for sponging.  For the sky I splattered water over my sponging and lifted as one effect, then splattered my blue Distress Ink as another, plus added tons of white dots with the Posca pen. 

For the moon I used a small circle punch and a post it note to make a mask, then added watercolor "clouds".  I've been very inspired by the videos of Lisa Taggart on YouTube.  She makes the most delectable scenes.  I cannot do what she does, but I've loved trying to mix my own techniques with some of hers.  And I will share a great tip I just realized.  I always use a Posca pen because I have bad luck with Uniball white pens.  But I just realized if they get clogged you can wet the tops and massage them and they will write beautifully again!  The Uniball is so much better over the extremely water reactive properties of Distress Ink and the Posca sometimes pulls up the color, which isn't always good.  I hope this helps you if you're interested in scenic stamping.  Holiday hugs, Autumn

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Valerie-Jael said...

Your cards are all really beautiful, love them. Hope all is well with you, Valerie

Kathy said...

Stunning card Autumn! I just love your beautiful cards! Have a fantastic birthday!

kiwimeskreations said...

What fabulous cards Autumn - love the wee scenes you have created, they are so snowy they made e feel cool :)
Stay safe

Mylissa Stout said...

LoVe these cards… sooo vibrant❣️❣️❣️

Ellen said...

Hello Autumn,

Your cards are awesome! Amazing colors and details. Love them all>


wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous and wonderfully colored.

Cyndi Landrigan said...

These cards are so gorgeous and the tutorial is great! Thanks for the Uniball tip, I have thrown several away because they quit working and switched to the Posca pens. Your work is so inspiring and each new piece you post has me jumping for my supplies! Thank you so much for sharing!

Debbie Mageed said...

Autumn, these two cards are absolutely gorgeous! I really love every single loving detail. I can't imagine the time you put into creating them but it is worth every second. Love, love, love them to bits. Hope all is better with you and your family. Enjoy your blessings.

Redanne said...

Oh Autumn, these cards are just stunning, I love how you coloured them and the little scenes you created are wonderful! Love them my friend. xxx

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