Thursday, December 31, 2015

In The Meadow- Happy Birthday!

Hi Friends!

As we approach the New Year's Eve celebration here on the East Coast, I just want to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!  

While 2015 has been a year of "testing" for my hubby and I, the Lord has been faithful and has answered many prayers!  We are so blessed and may the Lord richly bless you in 2016!

This past week, my hubby celebrated his birthday so I decided to create a card using the new stamp set, In the Meadow (from the upcoming Occasions Mini) :-)  

I also incorporated the Pals Paper Arts PPA281 Sketch Challenge in my design as well as the Tuesday Morning Sketches #332 "Anything Goes" Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above sites yet, I encourage you to do so- they both have very talented Design Teams and fabulous inspiration in their galleries as well!

To celebrate his special day, we were able to take a spontaneuos trip trip to Skyline Drive (if you know us, spontaneity is not a common thing- lol!)  and even though it was cloudy with a bit of rain, we still thoroughly enjoyed the vistas and scenery.   

We absolutely love the serenity of the park and were able to see a few deer- trust me, they blended in so well with the fallen leaves, we were lucky to see them at all :-)  We were disappointed that we did not see any bears but they were either staying out of the drizzling rain or could already be hibernating :-)

This is a fairly simple card to create:

Ink the deer image from In The Meadow using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock  (also stamp another image onto a piece of sticky note paper for a mask).

Mask the deer image and stamp the mountains and tree with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink.

Use an AquaPainter™ with Tip Top Taupe and Soft Suede Classic Ink to color the deer, Smoky Slate Classic Ink for the mountains and Mossy Meadow Classic Ink for the grass, tree and mountains.

Add additional detail with Stampin’ Write Markers in the same colors and use the Sahara Sand marker for shadows.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Circle Framelits™ to cut out the image and cut out another circle the same size from Soft Suede cardstock, layering the cardstock circle behind the focal image and set aside.

Trim a piece of Going Places Designer Series Paper (DSP), emboss with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

Emboss a piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base.

Trim the end off of the layered focal image and mount onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banner with the Banner Punch, mount onto Soft Suede cardstock (again creating the banner points with the Banner Punch).

Mount the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  In the Meadow, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black,  Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe; Stampin’ Write Markers- Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand

Paper: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe; Going Places DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits™, Banner Punch, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a Happy New Year!


Brent Scheffer said...

Great color combination, layering, and texture on base of card.

Ginger said...

Love the detail on your card Julie - especially the way you masked the deer in order to have the mountains behind them. Thanks for playing with the PPA this week!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! I love your layers and paper and your wonderful combination of images!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Wild West Paper Arts said...

Gorgeous! The coloring is perfect! Thank you for joining us for the last PPA of 2015. Hope to see you play again in 2016.

Brian King said...

Such beautiful layering, Julie! These deer really come to life on your card. Thank you so much for playing along with this Pals Paper Arts sketch!

Brian King said...

Woo hoo, Julie! Congratulations on being selected as a PPA Pick this week - your card is stunning.

Josee Smuck said...

I love what you did with this card! I would love to share this on my blog for 'My Crafty Friends Monday' (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).
Inky Hugs!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments! Josee, what an honor to be included and of course, you may share this on your blog :-) Hugs and have a great weekend!

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