It’s the third Saturday of the month, and this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have a theme challenge – Christmas landscapes.  Here in my part of Virginia we received about 15 inches of snow Thursday, so creating a snowy scene for my card seemed like the natural thing to do.

I stamped the trees and the bird first.  Then I created a mask for the ground line so that when I colored the sky, the snow would stay white.  I used a color duster brush with three shades of blue ink to create the blue sky.  I made sure the ink was all dry before adding shimmer paint to the snow lines and the trees to mimic sunlight shining on the snow.  I toyed with the idea of adding a sentiment toward the bottom right corner, but in the end I decided not to use one.  That way, when I send the card to Operation Write Home later this year, the eventual sender of the card can use it for any winter occasion or even just as a “thinking of you” card.

Be sure to check out all the gorgeous cards the rest of the design team has made!  Then share your own Christmas/winter landscape card with us at the 52{C}CT site.  You have until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, February 21 to link your card.  Thanks for stopping by today!

All supplies for today’s card are from Stampin’ Up except where noted.
Stamps: Scenic Season
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Other: color duster brush (JudiKins)

9 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – February theme challenge”

  1. That bit of shine under the trees….love it! And your sponging is flawless, Patricia. You’ve created a peaceful wintery landscape…perfect for Jacqueline’s theme. Have a lovely weekend!
    hugs, Asha – Sunny Summer Crafts

  2. Clean, simple and absolutely gorgeous! The sky is so beautifully coloured and I love the little bird. The shimmer paint is a lovely detail.

  3. This looks like the banner at the top of our challenge blog! Love the snow lines, they shimmer and shine , along with the ‘snow’ on the trees . Perfect snowy landscape and this card would be perfect for any winter message. Great sky colouring too,
    Louise xx

  4. I love the no sentiment, Patricia! It always makes for a versatile card! And this one is a stunner! It totally reminds me of our blog look and I LOVE the beautiful sky you created! The shine on the trees and snow lines is amazing, too! LOVE this! :) HUGS and have a great weekend! Mynn xx

  5. You have made this card so dazzling. This is the only stamp I have (Christmas landscape) . Oh my gosh shall I try ? Yours is magnificent. Blessings, Carole

  6. magnifique Patricia, une jolie scène enneigée et poétique, elle est superbe, biz

  7. Oh Patricia – this is stunning! I love the way you’ve brushed on the ink and highlighted the snow – so pretty. Sounds like you have a lot of the real stuff where you are right now – keep safe and warm. Hugs, Gill x

  8. A stunning card Patricia – love the shimmer – Jacqueline xx

  9. Patricia, this is STUNNING, your sky is so beautifully inked! A gorgeous winter landscape card and the bird is a wonderful addition! Ruth x

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