Monday, October 25, 2021

Christmas Card | Picket Fence Studios - "Slim Line Double Tree Line" Stencil Scene


Happy Monday!

I've got a peaceful, winter night scape to share with you today featuring lots of ink blending with the "Slim Line Double Tree Line" Stencil set. This is a great scene-building tool because you get both the positive and negative tree line! I also used the "Deer Family" Die Set, which has really well-drawn deer silhouettes - I hate it when animal die cuts don't really look like they are supposed to but the stance and action of these three deer are perfect!  


I began by ink blending the sky portion of a white card stock panel measuring 5" x 11" with Distress Oxide Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. This palette leans toward the warm blue side of the spectrum - I didn't want it to look too 'cold'. Using the stencil I began to blend these same inks in a gentle, downward motion to create the forest scene, keeping the lighter value trees in the background and the darker trees toward the front. The images were also staggered  to give it a more realistic look and I slightly darkened the tops to highlight the atmospheric perspective.  The panel was spritzed with shimmer mist, spattered with white/pearlized paints and set aside to dry.

I applied a thick layer of "Sparkle" Paper Glitz to a heavy white card stock panel and die cut it when dry to create the foreground snowbank. The male deer was die cut from mid-toned grey card stock and accented with a bit of ink blending.

I die cut a 1" circle from white card stock, carefully coated it with the "Sparkle" Paper Glitz and added just a bit of "Silver Bells" Paper Glitz to give the full moon its classic shadows. The sentiment was heat embossed onto black card stock with white powder and cut apart so that it could be stacked in the lower left corner.

The background panel was trimmed to 9" x 4" and attached to a slimline card base. The moon, snow bank, deer and sentiment were all glued into place and I added a few of the Iridescent "Moonshine" Sequins to finish up this scene. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week!


Happy crafting!
Hugs - Rachelle


  1. A beautiful peaceful forest scene,love the colours you used for the background sky and trees,the foreground sparkle is gorgeous and I love the deer

  2. WOW Rachelle this card is absolutely gorgeous!! The scene you created is so peaceful and pretty, I love the stenciled trees, beautiful ink blending as always!!
    Hugs, Tammy

  3. Wow, what a gorgeous scene this is! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Oh Rachelle this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the background and the single buck in the foreground is perfect! LOVE IT!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. You already know how much I LOVE this card my friend! You are such an inspiration to me!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  6. Beautiful card! Your ink blending is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  7. Beautiful Christmas card, I love your forest background. Your sentiment is just right for the feel your card gives. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  8. Your card is beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper