In the Cold of the Winter

thoughts of you get me through

2/24/20242 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs.  Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s get started:-

Card Base: 5..5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face:  5.25 x 4

Card Face:

  • I laid the card face on my Grip Mat, positioned the stencil on the left,  and applied a soft blue grey ink across the openings.

  • Removing the stencil  I put the card face into my stamp positioner and stamped the tree, as well as the snow on the branches and puddled on the ground.

  • I stamped the sentiment,  and a tiny curly cue to emphasise the sentiment a bit more.


Using metallic watercolour  I spattered both blue and silver across the card face.


  • I cut a piece of dimensional foam to size and added it to the back of the card face.

  • I glued this to the card base, centering on all sides.

Final Thoughts

I like the simplicity of this design, and blue is one of my favourite colours -  so I’m happy with this one.

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: 4 Midcentury Shadow, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps:  Life is Beautiful, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

         Catherine Pooler

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Metallic Watercolour:  Amazon

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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