Saturday, March 10, 2012

Card Patterns #156: Nature Inspired

This week it is stash week at Card Patterns and I wanted to do a scenic stamping card.

Here’s the great sketch by Michelle:

And here’s my card:

The scene is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye inks using a Colorbox Stylus Tool. All the stamping is done with Archival Jet Black ink, except for the water pattern. The Sedge Bank was stamped first and I made it a little big bigger with the Tall Grass stamp. The maple trees were stamped second, wiping off some of the ink at the base of the trunks to make the blend into the grass easier. I wanted to grass to be vibrantly green and billowing and used several shades of green inks, starting with the lighter colour and gradually building up darker layers. Grass often look better if you add a little bit of brown too and I like to use Adirondack Pesto for the darker parts, which is a greenish brown (or perhaps rather a brownish green). The water and the sky were coloured with blue, pink and a bit of purple inks. Highlights and flowers were added with gel pens and finally white pigment ink was sponged on the scene for a bit of mist.

The base cardstock was stamped with a script stamp using Chewing Gum ink, wiping some of the ink off before stamping for a distressed look. The circles were cut from Core’dinations cardstock, the green one was sanded and the pink was embossed, sanded and cut into two pieces.
Thank you for visiting! Check out the Card Patterns blog for the work of the rest of the DT. I hope you can play along with us!

Supplies: Stampscapes: Cattail Lg. 017D, Ducks in Formation 027A, Oack Branch 203G, Water Pattern 231C, Sedge Bank Right 233F, Maple Pair 239D, Maple Trio 240B, Tall Grass Sm. 254B, Loon With Reflection 262A, sentiment; Hero Arts Old Letter Writing; Tim Holtz Sizzix Dot Matric embossing folder; Core’dinations Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint cardstock, twine; Kromekote glossy cardstock.


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