Good morning friends! Did you wake up to deep, fluffy, frosty snow this week? We sure did! It is beautiful !!!(unless you have to drive in it!)
Well here is another frosty, cold card inspiration. I am hooked on this masking and layering technique! And it's so easy, I hope you'll find fun in doing it too :)
First I round punched a piece of paper for a mask and put it in the position on my cardstock that I would want the sun (or moon - depends on how you're looking at it!) Making sure that it does not move I began rubbing color around it with a sponge tip blender (I think a cotton ball or some other means to quietly smear color will work just as well).
Make sure the circle will not be moved. you can use a repositionable adhesive on the back of the circle to help with this. I used several colors of blue and gradually darkened the horizon line and stayed light higher above. Once satisfied with the colors and blending, remove the paper circle.
Now get out some darker inks and begin stamping in the "weeds". I used the second and third generation ink (stamping again and again without re-inking) to create depth. Oh, you'll be so excited in how this begins to come together!!!
I then die cut birds out of some paper I'd just randomly water colored. With dimensional tape, perch a bird (mine are from Impression Obsession) on a stem or maybe cut out a fancy label or banner with a sentiment instead!! I also die cut the frame from "Memory Box's Frostyville Frame" and frosted it with glitter.
Attach it all in layers on coordinating card stock & base and done! I really hope you try it out - it is great instant gratification!!
I stamped this several times because I just love the look. With this one I did the dryer sheet technique of glittering the entire background. I added some yellow to the outer rim of the moon to make it show up more through the layer of fabric and glitter over it. I also decided it was all too faint and stamped some of the weeds over the top of the dryer sheet. I love the results!
Have fun and share your ideas and creations in the comments below :)