Christmas, Handmade Cards, Hello Bluebird DT

Flurries of Fun

Hello Bluebird released some adorable Christmas and Winter themed sets last month, and today I’m sharing a card using the new First Snow stamp set.

On a piece of green card, I added some distress oxides in Shabby Shutters, Evergreen Bough, Lucky Clover and Pine Needles. Some of the colours were a close match for the green cardstock, so didn’t show up so well, but they helped blend the the darkest and lightest colours for good contrast. 

I flicked the panel with watery white acrylic paint for snow details, then set it aside to dry.

I coloured the cute critters from the First Snow stamp set with copic markers, die cutting with the coordinating dies.

On my green panel, I die cut the words ‘let it snow’ using a die from the Snowy Sky Scene die. I also die cut it from white card twice and some gold glitter card. 

To add to the snowy look, I heat embossed in white some snow over the panel, using images from the same set.

I adhered the panel to my card base, then added the green die cut letters in place, including the middle of the letters.

By die cutting the background panel first, I can then easily align the stacked words correctly on top. I added the white layers, then the gold glitter words on top.

I finished by stamping a sentiment from the stamp set underneath, then added my critters enjoying the snow to the card with foam tape.