Hello, crafty friends! Laura here, and today I’m going to share how I created this cute scene using stamps and products found at The Little Paper Tree.
I love bunnies so when I saw the Bunny Slopes Stamp set by Catherine Pooler I knew I had to have it. For this card, I chose the ice skating bunny couple. I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. I put that to the side and cut out a snowy slope using a hillside border die.
I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White to be 4.25” x 5.5” and laid out my pieces (and the sentiment stamp) to get an idea how everything would fit on the panel. I then used blender brushes and Distress Oxide Inks to create a wintry background. To really complete the snowy look, I stamped a few snowflakes in a white pigment ink and gave a quick blast of the heat gun to dry them. White pigment ink tends to fade a bit but that was the look I was going for. (If you want them brighter/more noticable, you could always heat emboss!)
Making an ice rink
To create the ice skating rink, I used a silver mirror card and die cut with the wavy hillside border. Then, I ran it through the die machine again, this time with an oval die, to give it the curved side. I used a pair of scissors to round the corners a bit.
Next I heat embossed a sentiment from CPD Alpine Village that works perfect for my snowy scene. The Sound of Music is the movie I watch every year whilst decorating the Christmas Tree so I love, love, LOVE that I have a few lines from one of the most popular songs from the movie!
Finishing the scene
Last, I just had to assemble everything together using Tombow Mono Multi glue. There were excess hills (and pond) hanging off the sides and bottom, so I just turned the panel over and used the base as a guide to trim it down. I also added a few foam squares to the back of the bunny couple and put them skating in the pond. Also I decided a few trees (also from the Alpine Village set) to give it a bit more interest.
I really love this entire release from Catherine Pooler because it’s so fun to create cute scenes – these stamps (and dies) coordinate perfectly together. There are countless scenes you can make from them!
Well, that’s all I have for you today….
See y’all next time! Xo