Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter scene card {viva las vegastamps}

Hi! I'm dropping by today to share with you my first card as a guest designer with Viva Las VegaStamps. I'll be working with some amazing stampers and mixed media ladies for the next three months, and I'm in awe of them. 

Stamping was something I loved before scrapbooking, and anytime I can play around and get inky I'm reminded of what I enjoyed as a teenager. 

Today I am busting out the wintery scene stamps — they aren't just for Christmas! If you live in certain mountain regions or in the northeast, you will be dodging snow for at least two more months.  I used the Boy on Sleigh Silhouette stamp and the Xmas Silhouette Collage stamp — both can be found on the Viva Las VegaStamps website.

Here is a little bit more about my process in a step-by-step guide for you:
1. Cut background paper into 4" wide x 11" high. Fold in half from the top down. 
2. Lightly paint the card stock with watercolors. I used Reeves Water Colour Pan Set I got at Hobby Lobby. 
3. While that dries, stamp onto separate card stock the boy and the tress. I use Bazzill Coconut for my stamping when I am not coloring the image in with Copics. 
4. For the boy, I stamped using a mix of Soft Pool from Hero Arts and Coal Miner from Quick Quotes. For the tress, I used Field Greens from Hero Arts, Coal Miner from Quick Quotes and Aloe Vera from Tsukineko. I used a variety of similar shades to create depth and shadows in my stamping. I keep the edges darker and work inward with the lighter colors. 
5. I also discovered a new love — the Gelly Roll Clear Glitter pen from Sakura. I used it on the edges of the sled blades and the boy's shoes as well as the edges of the trees to create a shimmery embossed look without using embossing powder. 
6.  I put those aside to dry and then moved on to making the hills. I used templates from Kiwi Lane and cut the hills out of POW glitter paper from AC. I then used foam adhesive to pop the silver hill up off of the dark grey hill.
7. Now it was time to assemble. I used the Miracle Tape (1/8 inch) to mount all of the pieces on my card. It was perfect for putting glitter paper on water-colored paper and then again for putting my stamped images on glitter and water colors. Some adhesives don't work so well on slightly damped or rough surfaces and the Miracle Tape worked really well!

I finished off with Lawn Fawn sequins from the winter embellishment pack and an Elle's Studio tag for the sentiment. 

So there you have it — my wintery scene card. I hope you liked reading a bit more about my process. When I see a card that a little more mixed media involved I always want to know how it was made, so I thought I'd share a bit more.

Thanks so much for stopping to see this today!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

cool card, love the tree skyline!