Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mossy Birthday

Hello again!  Tonight I am sharing the card I made for my husband's birthday that is coming up next Friday.  Yes, Friday the 13th, and so fitting for the character that he is LOL!!

I used the weekly sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers as the base for my card.  It seemed such a natural with the wide open space at the right side.

I created an outdoor scene starting with the trees from Plant Hope that were inked up with the new Mossy Meadows ink.  I then took a Chocolate Chip marker and applied it directly over the top of the Mossy Meadow ink to color the tree trunks.  I then used a sponge to add some Pear Pizazz around the trees and a sponge dauber inked with Sahara Sand to create the "mountains" behind the stamped image.

Under the focal point is a piece of Crumb Cake stamped with the Hardwood background stamp inked in Chocolate Chip.  A strip of textured Chocolate Chip card stock along with Moss Meadow ribbon were adhered atop that layer, along with the focal point. Everything was distressed and sponged along the edges with Sahara Sand and/or Crumb Cake.

The photos don't really do justice to the sponged "mountains"; they look a bit more realistic IRL. It is supposed to resemble an area in which we hope to be camping in the Rocky Mountains sometime this summer.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!



Product detail:
Stamps:  Hardwood, Plant Hope, Simply Sketched
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Watercolor
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizazz, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo
Other:  1 1/4" and 1 3/8' circle punches, Large Oval punch, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin ribbon, Linen Thread, Antique Brad, Sponge, Sponge Daubers

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