This is a scene I truly would enjoy gazing upon Mount Hood in the distance with a few deer peeking out through snow covered evergreens. I get to see deer in my yard on occasion hiding among the trees, and I can see mountains in my home town, just not out my front window! So, this is a fantasy scene created just for our Winter Window challenge. Learn how to make your own window frame using a wood grain stamp, Tear It! Tape and Kraft cardstock to surround a multilayered outdoor landscape.
Time: 90 minutes
Stamp foreground images in StazOn Saddle Brown on white cardstock and die cut. Scribble Memento Markers on craft mat along with a spritz of Ink Potion No. 9 and watercolor images.
Stamp Mount Hood image in StazOn Saddle Brown on 5” x 6 ½” Bristol Board card base and watercolor. I choose to use Memento Markers in Pistachio and Olive Grove in the foreground and Danube Blue for the sky. Most of the foreground will be covered.
Stamp woodgrain image in Memento Rich Cocoa on a 3” x 11” section of Kraft cardstock. The image is not designed to line up, so I used a Memento Dual Tip Marker to draw in lines to finish the look.
Trim Kraft cardstock into ¾” strips and score the back 1/8” from each edge. Die cut the center from Kraft cardstock trimmed to 5” x 6 ½” to make the supporting window frame.
Apply Tear It! Tape to all four sides of the base frame. Fold edges of each section back on scored lines trim to fit the frame. Adhere each section to create window frame.
Arrange and adhere die cuts to create desired scene. The background images are adhered directly to the card base, the middle images have one layer of thin dimensional foam adhesive, and the foreground images have two layers of thin dimensional foam adhesive. Take care to avoid adhesive around the edges where the frame will be placed. Trim images that overhang the scene.
To add a bit of shimmer to the scene, color snow sections on mountain with Versa Marker and heat emboss with Iridescent embossing powder. When I view snow-covered mountains from a distance they seem to have a bit of a glimmer.
Add bits of Radiant Neon Amplify! on the scene to mimic a light covering of snow in the foreground, and a snow topped mountain in the background. Heat to cure and puff up the Amplify! Adhere frame over the scene. Add any finishing details that inspire you!
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- StazOn – Saddle Brown
- Memento – Rich Cocoa
- Memento Dual-Tip Markers – Lady Bug, Toffee Crunch, Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle, Rick Cocoa, Pistachio, Olive Grove, Bahama Blue
- Radiant Neon Amplify! – White
- Tear It! Tape
- Ink Potion No. 9
- Embossing Powder – Iridescent
- Craft Mat
- Bristol Board
- Cardstock – white, kraft
- Rainy Day Stamps – Mount Hood Large (Vintage)
- Heartfelt Creations – Woodsy Critters stamp & die set, Woodsy Wonderland stamp & die set
- Unity Stamp Company – Grainy Background
- Elizabeth Craft Design – Stitched Rectangles
- Fine tipped paint brush