Friday, March 19, 2021

Yesterday & Today


I went into my craft room the other day, just wanting to play.  I love creating scenes with ink blending,  and I really love finding ways to mix and match my supplies to make a unique new card.  Sometimes you wind up using products that you haven't used in some time, but it's nice to revisit some of those stamps that haven't been loved for a while.  (All of the supplies used in today's card, are listed at the bottom of this post)

I went through all of my stamps and chose the Stay Wild ATS Stamp.  I've had this stamp for years now, and it's perfect for creating more masculine, outdoorsy, type cards.  I stamped the image twice onto  white card stock, using black ink, to create the horizontal scene.  Then I began ink blending  

Ink Blending, Distress Oxide Inks, Stay Wild ATS, Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set, Corner Sun Stencil

Using some of the smaller Life Changing Blender Brushes, I blended Shabby Shutters, and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Inks into the landscape portion of the image.  For the water, I blended Speckled Egg, and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Inks, then used what was left on the brush from the Rustic Wilderness Ink to create the reflections of the trees.  

To create the sky, I blended Scattered Straw, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks in a gradient.  I used the Scattered Straw, Festive Berries, and Wilted Violet very lightly in the water portion as well, to add a little of that color to the reflection.  Once I had the gradient how I wanted, I used the negative portion of the Corner Sun Stencil to block off an area, and used what was left on the brush I used in the Festive Berries Ink, to blend outward - this created the distinction of where the sun is at.  Finally, I used the rays portion of the stencil, and daubed White Pigment ink through, using a foam ink blending tool.  

Ink Blending, Distress Oxide Inks, Stay Wild ATS, Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set, Corner Sun Stencil

I generously powdered the background with my Embossing Magic Bag, and then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set.  Then, I splattered the sky portion of the background with shimmer.  I used a white gel pen to create some movement in the water, and daubed at the wet ink with my finger to soften the lines slightly.  To bring the moose in the image, a bit more attention, I used a black pen to darken them.  

Finally, I added the card front to a card base made from gray card stock. 

Making this card involved a lot of back and forth deciding what to use to create the scene I envisioned in my head, but I love the final card!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used**:

Use this easy list to find the products I used in my projects. (Contains affiliate links - where I earn a commission from purchases made from my links, at no cost to you. Your support helps me keep this blog going, and continue to create - Thank you! Affiliates and disclosures can be found here.)

Please note, when possible, I try to offer multiple sources for the items I use.

**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.

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