52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 30 September 2023

Sweet Poppy Stencils ""Winter Cottage" Christmas Card

A winter scene using stamps from Sweet Poppy Stencils.

I stamped the Sweet Poppy "Small Winter Cottage" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink. I used a heat gun to dry the surface, before I made a wash of Distress Oxide Inks for the sky and snowscape.  Initially, I used "Spun Sugar" soft pink, then used "Saltwater Taffy" for the sky and "Lost Shadow" for the snow in front of the cottage.  Again I used my heat gun to dry the surface.

Using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" I stamped the sentiment, which is part of the Sweet Poppy "A6 Hugs & Kisses" stamp set.

I then used a black "Van Goch Pastel Pencil" to add extra depth of colour to the snowscape - before hand it just looked a bit wishy-washy.

I added small touches of colour to the fir trees using "Bundled Sage" Distress Oxide ink, applied with a paint brush.

I did the same for the stonework on the cottage, this time using "Tea Dye" Distress Oxide Ink.  

Finally, using a fan shaped paint brush, I added some splatters of white acrylic paint to replicate snow flakes.


  1. Gorgeous ❤️❤️ love this stamp which I have or one similar, great design xx

  2. A picture book Christmas cottage Sam, such a peaceful scene

  3. Somehow I missed this pretty winter scene Sam, and love the little cottage surrounded by trees, and the bit of soft pink in the sky looks lovely. x