52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 13 November 2023

Sweet Poppy Stencils "Spruce" Christmas Tree Card


I've had a play with the new "Spruce" trees from Sweet Poppy Stencils, making this card.

I started by using one of the Lavinia Stamps "Hill Masks" to create the definition between the sky and the snow.  For they sky, I used two shades of Ranger Archival Inks:  Manganese Blue and Cobalt.  I used the same hill mask to create the snowscape using "Bluebird" Archival Ink.

I stamped the large and small Sweet Poppy "Spruce Trees" using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.  I used Dr P H Martin's Bleed Proof White paint to add paint the snow on the trees.  I used a pastel pencil to ground the tree in the foreground.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment, which is also by Sweet Poppy and is part of their "Festive Phrases" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.


  1. A gorgeous it scene Sam,love the font on the sentiment

  2. You have created a fabulous winter scene with these beautiful trees, and l love the two blue for a strongly coloured sky which pops against the white snow slopes shaded with some more pretty blue tones...a gorgeous card Sam. x

  3. Gorgeous Sam - love how you have added the snow on the trees - something i always have difficulty with using Posca pens and/or gel pens as they somehow don't work as I would want. I may need to look into this paint!!
    Pauline xx

    1. Hi Pauline. I got mine from Amazon. It's a little pot but it goes a long way. It is also very good for splattering too x