Monday, March 5, 2018

Just Like Home

I've been wanting to work with this stamp set for a while but it took the CAS on Friday Challenge #127 - One Layer Wonder to give me that little nudge.  Living in the Hudson Valley in New York the Catskill Mountains are a beautiful sight year round.  I was trying to capture the quietness of a morning sunrise.

The card base is Shimmery White CS cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4".  Using the Waterfront stamp set, I first layered a couple of the "ground" images using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks.  I stamped the first mountain image with Smoky Slate ink.  I stamped the image again on some masking paper, cut it out, masked the first image and then stamped it again a couple of times again using the mask.  I also masked the mountains to stamp the sun coming up behind a couple of peaks using Crushed Curry ink.  I colored the pine trees from the same stamp set by coloring them with Early Espresso and Old Olive markers and then stamping them.  The clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set were inked with Pool Party ink, stamped off and then stamped on the card front.  I didn't put a sentiment on it yet; I'll add that when I decide who and what the card will be used for.

I guess I was a little intimidated by the stamp set but I think with a little more practice, it will become well used.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoyed my take on my part of the country.

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1 comment:

Wilma de Korte said...

Hi Patti, beautiful combination of 2 great stampsets... a lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at Cas on Friday :)