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Building A Scene Card

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Building a Scene Card | Stampin' Up! Winter Scene Card

It’s time for another Christmas In July Card! Episode #4. Let’s create a Holiday Scene Card for Winter. A freezin’, frosty, shimmery fun fold card that is sure to brighten anyone’s day!

Create A Holiday Scene Card

I chose the Freezin’ Fun Bundle from the August – December 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. (Available to download on August 4th) to create this winter scene card. Demonstrators were allowed to Preorder from the catalog all month long so I get to play with the new holiday stamps a month earlier than my customers do. Join my team to join in on Preorder fun too!

*I cannot link items from the new Mini Catalog until August 4th, so check back then for updated links*

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Or scroll down for instructions on how to create a holiday scene card.

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Building a Scene Card | Stampin' Up! Winter Scene Card

The Fun Fold Card Base

  • Cut one piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 11-1/2 X 4-1/2
  • Lay it on your Simply Scored across the top (Landscape Style) and score at the 3-1/2 and 6-1/2 marks.
  • If you want your card to fold flat and fit in a regular size envelope, score it at the 5-1/2 mark rather than the 6-1/2 mark. If you score it at the 6=1/2 inch mark, you will need to make an envelope for it to fit it. I just prefer the way the fold looks when scored at the 6-1/2 inch mark so I don’t mind making an envelope.
  • You can see how to make envelopes HERE and HERE.
  • Be sure to ‘burnish’ your scorelines very well with a bone folder. You may find you have to burnish them a few times in order for the card to stand properly.
Building a Scene Card | Stampin' Up! Winter Scene Card

Coloring the Images

I chose to not show the coloring in the video because the video was already long enough and I did not want to bore you. However, here is a list of the colors I used.

  • I stamped all the critters and trees with Memento Ink on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock.
  • I used BOTH colors in each of the combos to color the images: Just Jade, Pool Party, Bronze & Ivory, Basic Black, Balmy Blue, Cinnamon Cider, and Pumpkin Pie. (All linked below)
  • However, I used only one color from the combo packs for the following; Light Gray Granite, Dark Smoky Slate, Dark Misty Moonlight, and Light Flirty Flamingo. (Also linked below)
  • I started out by drawing in more detail on the faces of the Penguin and the Raccoon. As I wanted to color their faces black. If I had not drawn in around the eyes, you would not have been able to see them once colored. I basically drew a heart around the eyes of the Penguin and 2 small ovals around the Raccoons’ eyes. I used a Copic Multiliner .03 Marker for this as it will not bleed when coloring with Stampin’ Blends. BE SURE the ink from the Copic Multiliner is COMPLETELY dry or it WILL bleed when you color over it.
  • Once I had finished all the coloring, I did go back and add some final touches with my Sakura White Gel Pen #08. I like the way the hats and scarfs look with some dots and squiggles. Did you notice the little white dots I added to the Seals’ belly too?
  • Every image on the card was cut out with the Freein’ Friends Dies. I love that there are dies for all the images!
Building a Scene Card | Stampin' Up! Winter Scene Card

Setting the Scene for your Card Front

  • Trimming the Tree Designer Series Paper (DSP) was the paper of choice for this scene. I selected an area that had mountains to set the scene. Cut to 3-5/8 X 5-3/8 (Available August 4th, 2020)
  • Use a piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock (3-7/8 X 5-1/2) and adhere your DSP to the top portion of the card. Leaving about an 1/8 of an inch exposed at the top and sides. The DSP will not reach the bottom of the Misty Moonlight Cardstock. That’s ok!
  • Using a die from the Freein’ Friends Dies I cut out some ‘hills’ 3 times. One to layer on top of each other to create flowing hills in the background. The hill for the bottom of the card I specifically cut to be 2 inches at the highest point as I liked the way it looked behind the critters.
  • I arranged the die-cut pieces to look like various hills on the card front. Then adhere them to each other with Stampin’ Seal. Then adhered all the hills on the DSP so they start at the bottom and move up towards the mountains. Be sure not to cover up too much of the mountains. It’s wise to lay them all out ahead of time before adhering them.
Building a Scene Card | Stampin' Up! Winter Scene Card

Arranging the Critters and Trees

  • How the critters and trees are arranged is really just personal preference. You’re always welcome to copy how I arranged them.
  • Before I glued everything down, I added a light hint of Mist Moonlight Ink in various places on the card to look like little snowdrifts. I noticed the designer had done this on the Trimming the Tree DSP so I wanted that same look on my card. You can do this with a little piece of your Stamping Sponge.
  • I glued the trees directly to the scene with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (I have mine in Darice Bottles as I like the fine tip application and they are very easy to squeeze))
  • For the Raccoon, I used one layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • On the Penguin and Seal, I used 2 layers of dimensionals as I wanted them to ‘pop forward’ a little more and appear like they were coming off of the ice pieces.
  • The ice pieces only need 1 layer of dimensionals. Place them so they hold the fun fold card open.
  • I chose to draw a little pond around the ice pieces. I found it looked more realistic. Like the critters were actually on the pond. It was very easy to draw it in with a pencil. Then I used my Copic Multiliner to trace over the pencil. This is the same marker I mentioned above.
  • Color the pond in with a Water Painter and some Pool Party Ink.
Building a Scene Card | Stampin' Up! Winter Scene Card Inside

The Sentiments & Stamping on the Inside

  • I chose the ‘Tis the season to be freezin’ Sentiment to stamp and cut out with a die from the Stitched Nested Labels. I made sure to die-cut it out a leaving more room on the right side of the die so I could cut the edge to be straight. This way the sentiment still looked centered. Pop that on the card front with a few dimensionals.
  • With Memento Ink I stamped the “Wheeeee!!!” on the left side of the pond. I giggled as I thought that would be what the Penguin would be saying! lol
  • Using Versamark I stamped the “Sending warmth your way!” sentiment on the inside with the cluster of snowballs. Then I heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  • All of this was done on a piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock ( 2-5/8 X 3-7/8) You will need to trim this to be smaller if you went with the ‘score at 5-1/2’ option above. I did spray the Misty Moonlight Cardstock on the front and back with my homemade Stampin’ Up! Shimmer Spray. This makes all the dust from your Embossing Powder Tool disappear. Also, if you spray both sides the paper will not curl.

Final Touches

  • Using the Wink of Stella I added shimmer to all the snowdrifts I applied with the Misty Moonlight Ink above. I also added it to all the whites of the trees and the edge of the sentiment at the top of the card. A little around the edges of the ice pieces and all over the pond too!
  • Then I ‘pounced’ the Wink of Stella brush on my colored images. If you ‘pounce’ the brush your ink will not bleed. I did the hats, scarfs, and the metal parts of the sleigh.
  • That’s it! You’ve now created a really fun Winter Scene Card.
  • I hope you enjoyed this “How to Make a Scene Card Tutorial”

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