Monday, December 11, 2017

Scene Silhouettes- Hope You Are Feeling So Very Loved

Hi Friends!

I am sharing another quick card that I created this past weekend using a few of Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps new December release stamp sets (check out this post for another card using some of the same stamps). 

As I mentioned in my previous post, several of the December release stamp sets are silhouettes which are perfect for scenes as well as masculine cards- I have paired this card with the new Thoughtful Words stamp set- I absolutely love the fonts on this set that Nina B. designed for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!!

Don’t forget that this month Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is offering the Scene Silhouettes:Woodland stamp set free with any $60 order!!

I wanted to create a card for the As You Like It “Favourite Animal and Why?” Challenge and I decided to create a stylistic scene of our favorite place- Shenandoah National Park.  

My hubby and I love to drive along Skyline Drive and our favorite animal in the park would be the black bear (although we love all of the animals).  On one trip in the summer, we were fortunate to see ten bears in one day (several mothers with cubs) but there have been other trips where we will have any bear sightings. 

We also love bird watching and our favorite overlook at Shenandoah is Jewell Hollow (JH).  Since we are unable to hike (due to health reasons) and can only sight birds (or animals) from the drive, we generally do not see too many birds.  Occasionally we will see warblers, grosbeaks, indigo buntings, towhees and goldfinches but we did see a bald eagle on several separate trips this past year at JH.  It seems that possibly the JH Overlook was part of their daily “flyway” and if we arrived in the park on time to get to the JH Overlook by 11:30 am, we would see one fly by.  What a wonderful sight to behold- that majestic bird soaring so beautifully!! We were so thrilled to be able to see this and it is one of our favorite memories!!

I also used the same layout as my previous post- the Freshly Made Sketches #316 Sketch Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

This card was another easy card to create- I cut a few masks for the “Blue Ridge” and sun, sponged distress oxide inks to create the landscape, stamped the bear and eagle images from Scene Silhouettes:Woodland with archival black ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I masked the bear image before stamping the tree from the Scene Silhouettes:Trees stamp set (and embossing with clear embossing powder).

I added the sentiment from Thoughtful Words (also embossed with clear embossing powder) before matting all on black cardstock.

Quick and easy- again, you could just change the sentiment and have a quick card for many occasions!  

I think I will save this one for my hubby- his birthday is at the end of the month and we are hoping to be able to take a day trip to Shenandoah (depending on the weather, of course).  The bears will be hibernating but it is still a beautiful, peaceful drive in the winter and a great day to spend celebrating his birthday :-)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide- Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry,  Twisted Citron, Wild Honey

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Labels and Tags Framelits™ (retired Stampin’ Up!), Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, scrap paper for masking, sponge daubers

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you can visit again soon!


Karren said...

Another gorgeous scene card! The colors you blended and masked work beautifully together. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Zw@@n said...

Great scene card! Gorgeous colours and stamps. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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