This is my final project as a SplitcoastStampers Creative Crew member (insert sad face). I have truly enjoyed my time with the crew and I have met some wonderful ladies. This experience has made me go out of my comfort zone and I have learned so much. I am now not afraid to pick a technique and just try it. You just try them too! Who knows, you might actually enjoy them.
For this challenge we had to take a sketch and create a winter wonderland scene. I kept coming back to the stamp set Lovely As A Tree for my projects this month. When I think of Winter Wonderland, I think of trees, snow, moonlight, sparkle of lights and different shades of blue and purple. What do you think of?
Here is the sketch that we had to use.
I decided to turn it sideways for my card for a little bit of a different look. The hardest thing about this sketch was figuring out the sizes of the pieces. You have to be careful because you can't just cut the ends off, you have to cut from the center and make sure they are even. Once I figured that out, than it was pretty easy.
The first thing you will do is stamp your design and complete the top layer (the Whisper White piece). For my card I first used a Sponge Brayer and put a light layer of Soft Sky ink all over it. I needed to soften the Whisper White, because I was going to be doing a night scene. I then stamped my trees on with Basic Black Archival ink towards the bottom of my paper. I wanted to make sure and leave room for my ribbon and bow.
Island Indigo was my next color of ink that I added with a sponge around the edges but going in a little towards the trees. I didn't want to go too close as I wanted the center to be lighter than the edges. The final color I added was the Night of Navy, again with a sponge, and that was only be the edges and not coming in as far as the Island Indigo.
I wanted to add some sparkle to it, to make it look like it was snowing, but how? Well, I saw a video a while ago where you put multipurpose glue on a clear block, you don't need much glue, and an Aqua Painter brush. Add a little bit of water to the glue and put it on your brush. Hold the Aqua Painter over your paper and tape the brush against your hand so that it splatters onto your paper. You then quickly add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to your paper and shake off the excess. It should stick to the glue and look like snow. Well, that didn't really work for me, the first time.
So, I had these little water spots on my paper, but they looked kinda neat, so I left them, but the glitter didn't really stick. I tried it again and it worked better, but I wanted more control of where the spots were going to be. I ended up getting out my Wink of Stella and tapping it in different spots on my paper for the snowing affect. I really like how it turned out!
To make this card you will need the following products:
Basic Black Cardstock #121045
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
- cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
- cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
This is how to cut your white paper once you are finished with it.
- cut each strip at 1 1/4" wide
- lay your middle strip onto your paper, center it, but do not adhere yet
- top strip - cut in half at 2 5/8"
- trim each piece to 2 1/2" cutting the inside edge
- bottom strip cut at 1 5/16" and 3 15/16" - I marked the back of my paper so I could see exactly where I had to cut
- trim each end piece to 1 1/4" - cutting the inside edge
Lay it all out on your black paper, that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", before you adhere it to make sure you are happy with it. Once you are happy, line up your outside edges and adhere your pieces to the paper. Wrap your ribbon around it, tie a bow and attach it to your card base.
Isn't it beautiful?
Thank you for stopping in today! I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!
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