When I think of s Seasonal Scene, I think of winter and its peacefulness and serenity in the woods. I live in the country and sometimes sit on my enclosed porch with outside lights on watching the snow fall. It’s very soothing.
For this card I started with the night sky, blending Distress Inks of Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Wilted Violet on White Gold Shimmer cardstock by Reflections. I cut the moon from the same cardstock from the newly released Phases of the Moon die set. I had some tiny iridescent star glitter that I carefully glued randomly in the sky. Because the distress ink can react with something wet and leave spots, I tried to minimize that by putting some liquid glue on my media mat and dipping the stars into the glue only to get a small amount on them. Studio Katia’s embellishment wand was very helpful in doing this. Once done with that I used a fine mist of Hero Arts white shimmer spray to add more glisten and distance “stars”.
I took some of the same white gold shimmer cardstock for snow and snowbanks in the foreground just by cutting curved lines in the paper and adding some foam tape to make the top bank stand out more for dimension. One trick I learned from Kristina Werner is to take the paper off both sides of the foam tape and it can be formed to fit around a curve as shown in the picture below.
The nice county scene was completed with the cabin from Altenew’s Winter Wishes stamp set. I stamped it with Simon Says Intense Black ink and colored it with Altenew Artist markers. I used reds and browns (R437 Cosmic Berry, R335 Grapevine, R318 Ruby Red, R217 Velvet and Y932 Mocha) for the house, yellow (R204 Mago Smoothie) for lights inside, G825 Olive and Y762 Espresso for trees. As this didn’t have a die, I fussy cut it out. I put foam tape on the back of that also to pop it up off the snow – one layer at the base of the cutout and two layers at the top of the house and trees.
The finishing touch was the Believe sentiment cut out from the die of Holiday Script Words Die in a red to compliment the house. And this completes the AECP lesson on scene building.