A winter scene with Anna-Karin

Hello everyone! It is Anna-Karin here with a winter scene tutorial, using mainly Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stencils.

I worked in my Ranger Small Creative Journal, but the techniques work just as well for cardmaking, tags or maybe to create a scene in a scrapbook. I love making my own scenes, using stamps, dies, stencils and more. This week, I decided to focus on stencils, since I wanted to use the new Christmas Scene stencil.

Ink the snowy hills, carefully holding the stencil in place. I used a Colorbox Stylus Tool for my inking, with an oval blender foam tip. It gives great control. Start with the lightest shade of blue (Tumbled Glass) and continue with Stormy Sky and then Faded Jeans. Move the stencil to complete the hills.

I love the trees on this stencil, and there are many of them too, so you can create a varied scene. Ink them with the same colours as used on the hills, making the trees towards the front a little darker.

I wanted some clouds in the sky and used the Make a Scene stencil and Tumbled Glass ink. You don’t need a lot of ink for the clouds to show.

For snow, use the Falling Snow stencil and Tumbled Glass ink for the snow in the sky, but Stormy Sky for the snow on the ground, to make it stand out better.

To add another element to the scene, I reached for the wonderful Mod Tree Simon Says Stamp die. It was die cut three times from white cardstock using the Sizzix Magnetic Platform and Big Shot machine. Cut two of the trees shorter.

Stamp sentiments from the Peace on Earth set using Jet Black ink and add a little bit of journaling.

The mix of blues, soft inking, rolling hills and varied trees makes for a peaceful page, great for winter time.

Thank you so much for looking!

Happy Christmas Crafting!!



Surfaces: Ranger Dylusions Small Creative Journal; Neenah Smooth Solar White Cardstock

Dies: Simon Says Stamp: Mod Tree

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp: Peace on Earth

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans; Archival Ink: Jet Black

Stencils: Simon Says Stamp: Christmas Scene, Falling Snow, Make a Scene

Tools: Sizzix: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform; Colorbox Stylus Tool


  1. This card is cool (haha….winter scene). I love those colors. It’s my first time to see an ink stylus. It looks fun. The blue snow and the snow being made darker blue on the ground is clever.

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