Monday, 11 August 2014

Lovely As A Tree Sponged and Masked


I love this - I absolutely love the way this card has turned out!!!! There is a reason why Lovely As A Tree is the longest serving SU stamp set, and after all these years, remains a best-seller. It really was very easy to create this card, with very basic supplies.

If you google the name of the stamp set, you will see plenty of lovely scenes that card makers all around the world has created with this stamp set. I have used Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo and Marina Mist as the shades of blue in this card. If you are not already familiar with the masking technique, then to create the moon, you just need to punch or die cut out a circle (I used the 1-1/2" from the Circles Collection Framelits Die). I used the 2-way glue pen to make the circle a repositionable mask. Place it where you want on the card which has already had the trees image stamped on with StazOn Black Ink. Then colour the background by using the Stamping Sponges and ink, remembering to start off light because it is easier to darken than to lighten :-). When you are done sponging, peel off the moon mask, and you will be left with a stark white moon, which you can leave as is or sponge over lightly, as I did, with a touch of blue. I used the White Stampin Chalk Marker for the snow, and of course, I couldn't resist the Dazzling Diamond Stampin' Glitter to create a glistening look. Now it will be fit for the Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge :-)

Now, I was having a hard time finishing off this card because I couldn't make up my mind what colour to mat it with - so I left it as a challenge to the ladies at my Friday Card class :-) Here are a couple of the finished cards that were made at the class:


Julie's Card - ahh, is it obvious that Julie is a sparkly gal? She matted with a Pool Party layer on top of the Whisper White card base.



Rachel's Card - I am loving the white on white layered look at the moment.

Did you notice that they both didn't like my snowing look? Ha! Also, the fun thing about sponging is that you can create quite different moods, even with the same colours. No two cards will turn out exactly the same. Each will be a unique masterpiece.

Just flick me an email peppertime123@gmail.com to order any of the above supplies or you can place an order directly on my online store. Also, email me for more details about coming along to my Friday card classes for some stampin fun :-) Thank you for stopping by, hope you got inspired !

2 comments:

Pam Robinson said...

Hi
Love your card.
Here in Canada we do experience snow; unfortunately we do not get these lovely shades of aqua blue.
We get a colder blue at night . It is often very beautiful here. The snow does glitter lie diamonds though.
Hard to describe; I will try & send you pic. this winter.

Angela Palmer said...

A beautiful card Michelle. Very inspiring!

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