Friday, December 21, 2012

Forest Snowfall

Happy Friday!

Well, just like that the world didn't end and another week is simply over.  I truly can't believe how fast this year has sped by; only a few sleeps until Santa arrives and only a few more after that we welcome in 2013!
I have a few more Christmas/Winter cards to share with you before then, including this one.  I tried to play around with light and shadow on this one with sponges but the real helper to achieving this look was my white gel pen.  Here's a quick look at how I did it...


Stamp sets: Christmas Lodge, Dasher (retired)
Cardstock: Glossy White, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink (in order of use): Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, White Staz-On
Accessories: White gel pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, Large Rhinestones, Tombow adhesive

Begin with a piece of Glossy White cardstock - in this instance mine measures 5" x 5".  Stamp trees from the Christmas Lodge set in Basic Black.  Sponge Crumb Cake lightly over entire image.  Sponge Soft Suede next, leaving some white space in the center of the image.  Next, sponge More Mustard focusing along the edges.  Add a small touch of Pool Party into the portion of the image that was left as white space.  Lastly, sponge Chocolate Chip once again focusing on the edges, leaving the center quite light.  Stamp the deer image in Basic Black.
Now to add the finishing touches that really make the image come to life.  With a white gel pen, add snow to the sky, trees, and ground (add quite a bit to create the illusion of snow ground cover).  Add a few larger dots within the trees.  Finish by highlighting the larger dots with the end of a cotton swab dipped in White Staz-On ink - by doing this it truly makes the snowflakes "glow".

I hope to squeeze one more post in before Christmas!  Have a great weekend!
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1 comment:

StampinPat said...

Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

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