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Nellie Snellen Design Team Spotlight ~ Vintage Winter Scene By Lynn Lewis

Nellie Snellen Design Team Spotlight ~ Vintage Winter Scene By Lynn Lewis | Craftmania Blog

Hello All.....

This beautiful old fashioned stamp got me reminiscing about how our Winters' used to be....

I made mine into a Christmas card, however I think it would look it would look equally as nice in a picture frame, don't you?!


▪️I stamped out my image using Jet Black Archival Ink on Foundations Coconut White

Card (315 gsm).

▪️I then coloured the image using Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Ink Pads, on a Blending Mat and with a Water Brush, in the following colours :-

1️⃣ Acorn

2️⃣ Carnation Red

3️⃣ Fern Green

4️⃣ Peat Moss

5️⃣ Watering Can

6️⃣ Tea Rose

7️⃣ Pink Peony

▪️I didn’t colour all of my image, I just picked out some key elements like in an old photograph.

I coloured some of the branches of the big tree, and the fence with Acorn Ink.

I also highlighted parts of the ground, and cottage with Watering Can Ink, and some of the small evergreen shrubs with Peat Moss Ink.

▪️For the little girls' coat and hat, I used Carnation Red, and for the lady I chose Acorn on her skirt and Fern Green for her jacket and hat. I mixed Pink Peony and Tea Rose for the faces.

DECORATING ▪️Next, I applied some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff in white, to the big tree branches, trunk, fence plus a little for the Pom Pom on the beret of the child. I wanted to make it look realistic and also add some dimension....

Once you've applied your Fluffy Stuff, use a Heat Tool to create your "fluffiness."

✅ Don’t do this too near to the edge of the card, as you need to stick a frame on with pads.

🎥 Check out Jamie Rodgers YouTube Video to see Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff in action -

▪️Now take some Iced Snow and Diamond Sprinkles - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels.

Apply these around the snowy bits on the ground and the roof of the cottage with

Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.


Next I wanted to frame my card, so set about finding dies to fit.... as you can see, I had to play around with mine a little and cut a small piece off the side the people are on.

▪️Using Sue Wilson's Noble Decorative Squared Rectangle Craft Die Set and Noble Double Stitched Rectangles (Set B), I cut out a backing to the image using Foundations Silver Mirror Card.

✅ The size for squared rectangle is the one that measures 15cm x 11.5cm when cut out with the surrounding rectangle frame measuring 15.5 x 12.5cm when cut out.

▪️Then I used two double stitched rectangles to the make a thin frame using Craftmania's

Frosted Silver Foil Card. The outer frame size measured 13 x 10cm, then using the next size die down to fit into it to cut the frame.

▪️Now take some foam roll/tape and cut thin strips, and stick onto the back of the thin frame.

Add glue as well to ensure it is secure!

▪️Trim your stamped image out to fit behind the frame, and place some glue around the edges before sticking your frame on. See my pictures to guide you.

▪️Here I used more foam tape on the back and stuck it on the sliver background piece that was matted with some black card. I then stuck mine onto a 7x7 card blank across the middle.

▪️To finish, I cut out a few holly leaves from Creative Expressions Festive Collection - Pine and Holly Spray Die Set in Silver Mirror Card. I glued them under the top corners, with red pearls on the frame and finished with a black "Festive Wishes" sentiment from Jamie Rodger’s Pierced Collection with a couple of red pearls as seen.

Such an easy card to make, and really brings your creative and nostalgic side out :-)

If we have inspired you, we'd love to see your Nellie Snellen projects - share them on our

Take care

Lynn x

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Lesley Tozer
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This stunning, love the old vintage scenes at Christmas a reminder of days gone by, makes me feel quite sentimental. 😳

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Bless You Lesley I’m so happy you like it .take care x

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