Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SUO79 Favorite Technique- Moonlight on the Snow

Hi Stampers! 

The SUO79 Challenge at SUO Challenges is "Favorite Technique" and I have always have trouble choosing a favorite anything with stamping (love it all) :-) so I decided to go with a masking/sponging technique and chose to make another Christmas card for my September commitment to the CCC13 Splitcoaststampers Challenge

I truly hope that you will have a chance to stop by to visit SUO-Only Challenges to check out all of the other Design Team creations and play along with us!  Just remember to link up a card or project featuring Stampin’ Up! Only (created after September 10th ) highlighting one of your favorite techniques.

To create this card:
Use the 1” Circle Punch to punch out a circle from a sticky note or other piece of paper to use as a mask for the moon and another few pieces with the rounded uneven edges to mask off the hills for the snowy banks.
For the sky area- on Whisper White cardstock, use Sponge Daubers with a straight sweeping motion to apply Strawberry Slush Classic Ink, then follow with Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo and Basic Gray Classic Ink (remember to always apply light to dark). 
Remove the mask over the moon and keep the masks in place for the snow banks- ink the tree line stamp from Lovely As A Tree with Basic Gray Classic Ink and stamp repeatedly to create the tree line in the background.   Re-ink the stamp and stamp onto a piece of Acetate (or Window Sheet),  position a mask in place to cover the snow but allow for the water line, lay the acetate over the Whisper White (inked side down) and smooth over the paper with your fingers to transfer the ink to the paper for the reflection of the trees.
Again, while keeping the upper snow bank masks in place, apply a bit of the ink with Sponge Daubers in the same colors as the sky (light touches) and leave an area free from ink for the moon reflection.   
Ink the large pine tree using Basic Gray Classic Ink and stamp a few for the foreground. 
Add a few shadows on the snow banks using the Aqua Painter with Basic Gray Classic Ink and Island Indigo.  Add a few highlights with the Chalk Marker – wispy clouds in the sky, snow and ice on the banks and water, snow on the trees.
Layer the panel onto Raspberry Ripple cardstock and onto a piece of Island Indigo embossed cardstock (with the Big Shot™ and Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder) and again onto Raspberry Ripple card base.
Add the sentiment (this one was printed with My Digital Studio onto Whisper White cardstock from the Christmas Lodge Stamp Brush Set), layer onto Raspberry Ripple cardstock and add a few Rhinestones to finish off the card
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Christmas Lodge (MDS)

Ink: Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Slush

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple

Accessories: Big Shot™, Stylish StripesTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Punches- 1” Circle, Chalk Marker, Rhinestones  

Thanks again for stopping by- hope to see your Stampin’ Up Only SUO79 Favorite Technique project!  Have a blessed week!!


Angie said...

Stunning! Thanks for the tutorial! Absolutely gorgeous!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, I love this scene, its absolutely gorgeous

Anne-Marie said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours.

Sooz said...

I am so excited to have found your website. This is my very most favorite technique and I can only learn from someone as talented as you. Thank you for your beautiful cards!


Patti said...

Another stunning card Julie. The colors are wonderful and make your scenery very mysterious. Love it.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Absolutely beautiful, Julie! Sponging of any sort is my favorite technique, but I see I have a lot to learn yet!

Latenightstamper said...

love your cards
thanks for sharing
sherrill graff

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

What a beautifully done winter sky. Love the pinks and blues and how they really do make a night sky scene.

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