To start I stamped the trees from Joy to the Woods with versamark onto watercolor paper and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I covered it with frisket and let it dry before I worked on the rest of the background. I smooshed Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, and Victorian Velvet distress ink onto a craft mat and then spritzed it with water. I used my finger to blend the colors around a little and then picked up the ink with a piece of acetate. I brought the ink to my watercolor paper and smooshed it on. I repeated the process a few times until I was happy with the coverage and then let it dry. Once it was totally dry I flicked white paint across the background and let it dry.
Next I rubbed the frisket off of the trees and used Hickory Smoke distress ink and a dry paint brush to add some shading to the trees. I die-cut two hills from white cardstock using the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and the Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I stamped the sentiment from Joy to the Woods with versamark on one hill and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder.
Finally I stamped the two cardinals from Joy to the Woods, colored them with copic markers, fussy cut them, and adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape. And now I'll go back to dreaming about the first snow we'll get this winter!! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!