Today I want to share this fun card, using the Spruced Up Outline dies. I die cut 2 different size trees with 3 different shades of green card stock, then because the die gives you a border as well as the body of the tree, I mixed up the borders to give each tree a different look.

The card started with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock, and layered with a piece of Snowflake Specialty Vellum (the falling snow has a velvety texture to it-so that is fun too). I then created the ground piece with a scrap of Shimmery White card stock, and I used the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to continue the falling snow on the trees and edged the snow bank with it as well.

*a tip when using the puff paint. Shake the bottle really well, the white pigment settles to the bottom of the bottle, leaving a watery liquid on top. The liquid is still thin, even when mixed but you have good control. Add the puff paint to your project, and heat set it and watch them puff up.

Although this could easily be a Christmas card, with a change in the sentiment I decided it would be a winter card instead, so I used a greeting from Snowman Magic- another fun set in the new July-December mini catalog.

When I was assembling the trees, I decided that for the final tree on the right, I would glue the border down but then pop up the body of the tree. It is a simple thing but just adds something to the card.

When I showed the card to my husband, he said hmm, what about something in the sky? I told him I love watching the snow fall, and that is why I did not add something, instead I just let the snow fall.

I hope you all have a lovely 4th of July weekend filled with family and friends, barbeques and water balloons, sparklers and fireworks in the sky – not snow.


Happy Stamping,