Friday, June 19, 2015

The Heavens Declare The Glory of God:-)

Hi Again Stampers! 

Here is my final Splitcoaststampers’ Virtual Stamp Night card for the JUN15VSNJ  “Your Happy Place” Challenge (see details here and gallery here) along with the SC545 Sketch Challenge (see details here and gallery here) and the ColourMe...Subtle! CMCC76 Challenge.

For the past 20 years or so, my husband and I have only been able to take a day off here and there from work, therefore, we have not been able to travel too far from home so our favorite “Happy” place right now is Shenandoah National Park :-)  

We love the majestic vistas and overlooks and this was the first place I thought of when I saw this challenge :-)  

I used masking along with sponges to create this landscape card but it is very difficult to capture the splendor and glory of Shenandoah with mere stamps and sponges...this card made me long for Shenandoah- I think we need to visit our “happy” place again soon!

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you visit the linked sites to check out the marvelous inspiration by all!

To create this card:

Create a mask for the mountains using scrap paper and just tearing the edge.

Position the mountain mask along with a circle for the moon onto Whisper White cardstock and sponge Coastal Cabana ink along with just a hint of Elegant Eggplant for the sky area.

Remove the masks and re-mask the sky area and mountain ridge, sponge Elegant Eggplant onto the cardstock, remove the masks and repeat to create the mountain ridges.

Add Old Olive at the bottom of the scene.

Ink the tree images from Lovely As A Tree with Stāz-On® Jet Black ink and stamp onto the sponged background, mask the hills,  re-ink the stamp and stamp again.

Add a bare tree to the left using the Faber-Castell® B Black  Pitt Pen marker and  add a  few birds as well.

Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Big Shot™ and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim the panel and mount onto the Elegant Eggplant cardstock.

Print out the verse sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock and create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch.

Use the Big Shot™ with the MFT Stitched Circle Die to cut out the focal image and mount the sentiment onto the front.

Create a few banners from scraps of Elegant Eggplant, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive cardstock using the Hexagon Punch and adhere behind the sentiment.

Mount the entire focal image layer onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Digital Verse from Word Art Wednesday
Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive; Faber-Castell® B Pitt Pen Black marker

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, MFT Stitched Circle Die, Hexagon Punch, Sponge Daubers, scrap paper for masking, Rhinestones

Thanks again for stopping by- off to do some neglected housework now :-)  Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!


Jenny Engelke said...

Oh my, sooooo gorgeous!!!!! What a perfect sentiment to go along with this amazing scene! You are a true artist, Julie! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Colour Me!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my what a stunning card. You have created an absolutely beautiful scene. Love the verse, too.

Anonymous said...

Wow-what a stunning card! You are truly an artist! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Colour Me challenge :) Julia

Agi said...

Wow, it's amazing! Beautiful scene. I love the colours!!!

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