Monday, June 9, 2008
Tree Scene Card
This was a fun card for me to make. I really enjoy doing backgrounds like this. I didn't do much in the way of embellishing, since I was thinking of it being more of a masculine card. I don't have much that will work for masculine embellishing.
To start I used the mat from my Stamp-a-ma-jig and inked it up using my So Saffron ink pad, making some areas more saturated than others. Next I added some Certainly Celery ink and a bit of River Rock. I used the edge of the Chocolate Chip stamp pad around the edges.
Using my craft markers, I added some even more saturated areas with yellow and black markers.
Then I spritzed the surface of the mat and lifted it, holding it at different angles to make the ink run somewhat.
Next I laid a piece of Very Vanilla card stock on the mat and pressed it down by rubbing it.
And here is what it looked like after I lifted it off the mat. Be sure to take a moment to clean your mat at this point, if you try this technique.
I masked off a portion of the tree grove stamp from Lovely as a Tree (Stampin' Up) and inked it with Versa Mark, then Chocolate Chip ink. While it was still wet, I applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.
Using water color pencils, I created a bit more detail, by adding a few little bits of green and red here and there in the foreground.
Here is what the image looked like after I was finished with the water coloring. From here, I just cropped it a bit and mounted it on black and Close to Cocoa card stock, that was sponged heavily with Chocolate Chip ink. A few brown brads and a card base of River Rock completed the card.