Monday, September 9, 2013

LET IT SNOW! - My 09 Sept submission to the Poppystamps Design Team Blog -

While we were blessed with a slightly cooler summer here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, my mind still looks forward to winter and snow.  For this posting, I chose to create a snowy holiday village.  This uses the new Holiday Village Stamp and corresponding (but sold separately) Holiday Village Die from Poppystamps.

Supplies I used for this card:
Holiday Village Die [#971] 
Holiday Village Cling Stamp [CS297F]
Let it Snow Cling Stamp [CS309B]

Miscellaneous Supplies:
Adhesive- I used a liquid glue (snow/glitter), glue pens (touch ups as needed) and foam backed adhesive (for inside greeting).

Snow or glitter - To create the snow I used Polar White by Flowersoft; however, you could substitute a fine snowy glitter.

Rhinestones - added a bit of bling to the center of the snowflakes on each side of the "Let is Snow" greeting.

Ink & Embossing Powder - I used ink for the greeting and the snowflakes that is used as the easel inside the card.  I used Versamark clear to stamp the holiday village and then I used a dark brown embossing powder and a heat tool to set the embossing powder.  Then I used markers to color the trees and the village houses.  You could also use a brown ink and a clear embossing powder.

This card is an easel card.  I cut a circle out of a light colored card stock and used chalk pastels to create the nighttime background.  

To create the backing for the holiday scene, cut out of a folded piece of paper into a circle (so the fold acts as your card by connecting the circles).  

Choose where to put your greeting (which acts as the stand for the scene when the card is open). This will help you determine where to fold the front circle of the card.  Once determined fold the front circle of the card accordingly and then attach your completed scene on top.

Easel card tips:  
You will need white cardstock (separate from the scene to create the village and then die cut it.  

Create the background night sky, adhere your die cut Holiday Village, then add your scene to your circle card.  

With the card open, carefully apply glue and then your snow. Allow to dry then affix your greeting inside the circle card.


  1. Thanks Peggy. I wanted to do a different spin on a snowglobe and I just love the Poppystamps Village Stamp and matching die.