We're jumping back into Christmas this month at Papertrey Ink, with plenty of heartwarming sets available for purchase on the 15th of October including the new set I get to introduce you to today called Winter Hills. This darling folk-art set is a follow up to the previously released Autumn Hills. Folk-art + crafting = instant love in my book. I have long loved anything in this wonderful genre, so this new set with its cozy, thoughtful, homespun feel is a favorite of mine.
For this first card I used the paper-piecing technique which is a technique I am always drawn to in order to create life with pattern and color. The house was stamped in Smokey Shadow ink onto Pure Poppy Bitty Dot paper and a coordinating patterned paper from Basic Grey. I then pieced together the roof and house with coordinating paper and adhered them to my card followed by a tiny snowman cut from Vintage Cream cardstock, and trees stamped in Spring Moss. The sentiment was stamped in Smokey Shadow as well and the heart was accented using a Copic marker in Crimson, RV29.
I am also introducing you to the Believe Die collection today which coordinates with the previously released Believe stamp set. I've always loved this set and was so happy to hear about coordinating dies. Dies just makes stamping even more fun and inspiring I think. The santa image was stamped on Pure Poppy Gingham paper, white cardstock, and a french script paper, I just cut out pieces and adhered them to the base, added in dimensional adhesive here and there and worked a while to get him just right. I used the Layerz Mat Stack 4 die to create the image of rolling hills and a bit of Simple Chartreuse Twill to bring in a little texture.
I stamped the image and sentiment in Smokey Shadow, added in color using my Copic markers Warm Gray No. 1, Pink RV11, and Sea Green G12. I added Stickles Glitter from Ranger in Diamond to bring in the sparkle. The image is matted onto patterned paper cut using the Tag Sale # 6 die. The winter trees at the bottom of the card were stamped in Sweet Blush.
I brought in the Believe dies on this card as well and used the stamp set and dies as accents at the top and bottom of the image. The berries were stamped in Classic Kraft ink and colored once again using Copics. I used the Christmas Poinsettia stamp set and die collection to create an accent and finished it off with a Fine Linen Button. Other accents I used on this card are Fine Linen Grosgrain and Aqua Mist buttons.
And lastly, this card uses these fun new products together once again. I began with an Autumn Rose cardstock base, stamped the bottom edge with the new Background Basics: Striped Sweater stamp set and then added cream patterned paper just above the stamped edge.
I stamped the house images directly onto the cream patterned paper using Classic Kraft ink and colored the roof tops and windows using my Copic marker. I then layered trees cut using the Believe die collection and Spring Moss cardstock. They were stamped in Simply Chartreuse ink and layered over the houses so they peeked out from behind.
I cut hearts using the Believe die collection, stamped them in Spring Moss ink and added them to the center of each tree. I used the Holly Jolly die collection and Autumn Rose felt to add another layer here as well. A double bow using White Silk ribbon was tied at the top and finished off with a Sweet Blush button.
I had such fun creating these cards for you. Thanks so much for stopping by. Here are a few other links for you to follow, all showing new stamp sets and products available for purchase on the 15th of October.