January 4, 2024
Welcome back! This week are are focusing on the wild! This can mean so many different things, and I went with the Pacific Northwest version of it! Where I am here in Washington, we have the mountains an hour-ish away and the ocean about two hours away. We really do have the best of it, right here! I love to go to both places, for different reasons. The mountains are so quiet and peaceful, and I don’t get there nearly enough!
At first I didn’t know what I was going to do for this challenge. I have this problem where I tend to come up with too many ideas, and then keep looking for another idea, because, what if that new idea is better? Well, this time was similar, except I hadn’t actually come up with any full ideas yet. I was trying to go with supplies, instead of the end result. I was chatting with my friend Danielle (about something else entirely) and the image for this card popped into my head! I could NOT wait to try it!
So, I grabbed a piece of scrap paper and the Into the Wild Scrapbooking stamp bundle, and some post it notes, and tried it. And it WORKED!! Then I did it with actual cardstock, and more post its, and this is what I came up with!
I stamped the mountains in pewter ink, and used the post it notes to mask the mountains, so I could add the peaks in the back. Then I used the largest tree and stamped it in New England Ivy ink randomly across the lower third of the card. Next was the medium tree with Fern Ink, grouped around the large tree. Then I used the smallest tree and stamped it in second generation New England Ivy Ink. I copied this onto the back flap of the envelope as well.
The sentiment comes from the You Are Here cricut bundle. There is a cricut cut for it, however, I just hand trimmed it, as I didn’t have my cricut handy when I was making this card.
Now, the sky is done with the medium flat waterbrush. This was a two part technique. I squished the sapphire ink pad, to put some ink on the lid of the ink pad. I also stamped 6 sets of mountains in the sapphire ink and trimmed them out. I then stuck the post it notes down to cover all of the mountains. I watered down the ink in the lid of the ink pad, and did a quick wash starting from the post its and going up to the edge of the paper. This pulls the ink from the post it and also from the ink pad. I made this a quick process, as the post it notes are not water proof, and I didn’t want the water seeping through and ruining the mountains. You can see that some did seep, but not a ton, and it’s ok!
The front and inside are matted with the light side of the New England Ivy cardstock. As you can see, I also stamped one of each sized tree on the inside of the card.
I LOVE how this card turned out! I hope you do as well! Leave me a note and let me know what you think! Then, go and make one for yourself, and share your creation with me!
All products used are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
White Daisy Cardstock
New England Ivy Cardstock
New England Ivy Ink *photo shows old style pad
Fern Ink *photo shows old style pad
Sapphire Ink *photo shows old style pad
Shaker Window Foam & Acetate
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
3 x 3 Clear Acrylix Block
1 x 1 Clear Acrylix Block
2 x 2 Clear Acrylix Block
Fiskars Paper Trimmer