I'm craving summer and everything it has to offer (minus the bugs of course!) as of late. Even though we've had a warmer than average winter with little snowfall I can't wait for the green! I also can't wait for those amazing summer sunsets; so much so that I decided to recreate one of my own with this card for a couple of close friends who recently moved away. I so wish you could see it in person because the colors look much more vivid in real life than I can ever get the camera to capture!
Here's a quick how to:
- Begin by blocking off the bottom portion of a piece of Whisper White card stock with a torn post it note.
- Sponge Crushed Curry ink along the top edge of the post it note, concentrating the color in the center of the image.
- Sponge Pumpkin Pie on the upper area of the Crushed Curry and sponging all the way to the edges of the card stock.
- Sponge a small amount of Watermelon Wonder and Cherry Cobbler together, blending into the Pumpkin Pie.
- Sponge Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant in the same manner as Step #4
- To add a small highlight to the upper portion of the sky, sponge Island Indigo.
- With a second torn post it note add "clouds" to the sky with Elegant Eggplant and Cherry Cobbler ink.
- Stamp the mountain image from the stamp set In the Meadow along the left edge of the card stock over the post it note.
- Remove the post it note. Using a Basic Black marker, color in the mountain range and the ground area (I've found this gives me better ink coverage than a sponge and ink).
- Add another image in the foreground. In this case I cut a cowboy from Basic Black using my Silhouette Cameo but a tree or grassy image would look wonderful too!
Stamp Set: In the Meadow
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Basic Black
Accessories: Post it Notes, Multi-purpose liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silhouette Cameo
I hope you've enjoyed this quick tutorial! If you are interested in seeing a video tutorial on a technique like this, please let me know. It's been ages since I've done a video and I think this might be a good one to use as a teaching tool.
See you all again soon!