Thursday, June 9, 2016

Stamp, In, Paper (SIP) Challenge 51 - Sunsets




Good morning everyone!  Like so many other places across the globe, we are having the strangest weather here.  This is our dry season when construction happens all over the place because there is no rain.  Yet today is the first day with sun after 10 days of rain. And winter here is in July but it feels like it started in April.  Woke up today with 43F!!  No heat in the house so not happy.  But it will warm up soon.

Today's card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 51 - Sunsets!   


I really thought that this was a great idea for a challenge and ran to grab my distress inks to get this idea out of my head.

I started with an A2 top folding white card base. Then I grabbed another piece of cardstock (a little bigger than my image), and applied distress inks to the front.  Squeezed Lemonade on the bottom, Victorian Velvet in the middle, and Dusty Concord at the top. After blending them all in, I think I got a pretty good "sunset" look.


Next I stamped my image, Winter Tree Pattern (K5814) by Hero Arts, with Versamark and white embossing powder in the center of my sunset.  Make sure your distress inks are fully dry before applying the embossing powder!



Next, I trimmed my image to 2 3/4" x 3 1/2", cut a piece of purple cardstock to 2 7/8" x 3 5/8", and adhered the image to the cardstock.  Then I cut a piece of fun foam and adhered it under the purple cardstock.  I wanted the image to be raised up off the card front.  Then I stamped my phrase "you are a deer friend" from the Into The Words (CL403) by Poppy Stamps with Versafine Onyx Black.  After that I adhered the image above the phrase.


Next up I die cut from Kraft cardstock, the Small Deer die (DIE117-C) by IO Stamps and adhered them to the card front.


Last step was to adhere some Polar White Flower Soft to give the look of snow.


Done!  All I need to do is send this card to a "deer friend".  LOL.  

Hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you make a project to enter into the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge too.  You have until Sunday evening at 8:00 pm on June 12th to enter your project.  Winners will be announced on June 13th.  Until next time...

Hugs from Brasil - 
Michael

8 comments:

  1. I love your interpretation of the sunset through the trees! So different! Thanks so much for playing along with my Sunset Challenge this week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Justin. Am happy that my mojo found me and that I was able to get a card into your challenge!

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  2. This is so lovely. Love the background you created for the sunset.

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    1. Thanks so much Lois!! Glad you like it.

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  3. This is a really great looking card! I love the sunset colours and the birch trees...really inventive. We are now in summer here but we would say 43F is balmy if it was January:) we are used to 20 F or colder in winter...such is life in Canada

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    1. Thanks so much Birgit! Glad you stopped by the blog. Cold to me is really NYC in February with 4 layers of clothing. LOL. Here it's just cold but not so cold that I cannot craft. It will be too hot soon. LOL

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  4. What an awesome card Michael! Great job in blending those distress inks and I love the addition of the flower soft for snow. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week.. it's about time! lol

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  5. Love this Michael!! The sunset behind those embossed trees is beautiful. And I love the flower soft detail! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Inp Paper :)

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