The background for this was made during one of my experiments with my gel press. I rolled distress oxide inks onto the press before printing the snowflakes from Colorado Craft Company Slimline Nordic Snowflakes on top and then taking a print. I cut this piece into panels for a gatefold card and stuck them to my grid paper with some temporary adhesive whilst I stamped my scene.
To begin, I stamped the pine cones onto the card and onto the sticky part of a Post-it note. I fussy cut the pinecones and stuck them onto the card so that the branches would sit behind when I stamped them.
Next, after inking in some hills, I used a selection of stamps from Lavinia Stamps to create the scene of the animals looking at the beautiful tree, which is actually a feather!
The feather tree was decorated with a tiny star stamp and heat embossed with silver powder.
Some fairy charm stamps were added to decorate the overhanging branches before mounting the panels onto a navy card base.
Card base: 11¼” x 5¾”, scored at 1⅞”, 3¾”, 7½” and 9⅜”, folded M-V-V-M
Mats: Four 1⅝” x 5½” for the side panels; two 3½” x 5½” for the main panel and back.