A Cabin in the Woods

far from the bustle


9/29/20232 min read

This started with the stencilled background... I liked it, but how to use it? After scratching my head for a bit, it was put into my "someday" collection of background pieces. Then one day I picked it up and knew that this stamp set was the answer.

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Brown cardstock: 5.5 x 4.25

Black Border: 5.25 x 4

Card Face: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment

Card Face:

  • I secured the stencil to the card face, grabbed a light brown ink and the correct brush and got to work.

  • I applied the ink through the stencil , varying the pressure to allow a difference in depth of tone and provide visual interest.

  • I put the cardface into my stamp positioner and added the cabin with black ink.

  • I die cut the snowfall and the tree on the lower left : both of these dies cut negative images which is a lovely detail. I'm always happy when I find a "negative" die.

  • I die cut the fence pieces from medium brown cardstock (the same colour that was used on top of the card base), and glued them in place.


I looked through my Ready to Go Binder and found the sentiment already stamped and die cut, just waiting to be used. (bonus!)


  • I glued the brown card stock to the card base.

  • I centered and glued the card face to the black card stock.

  • I centered and glued these two layers together.

  • I glued the sentiment in place as shown.

Final thoughts:

The stencilled image provides a sense of the cabin being in the woods, which I love. This card feels hushed and serene to me.

I'm happy with the result here.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Stampers Anonymous Mini Layering Stencil #21, Amazon

Stamps and dies: Peaceful Cabin, Stampin' Up! (retired)

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Black Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Platform::Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Cream Card Base and Card Face: 110 lb., Michaels

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