I have made her something for her birthday and will share it with the next post, because I know that she'll be reading this and I want it to be a surprise!
On to the card. I wanted to focus on making a card with my new stamps sets that I got from Rubbernecker (Kittie Kits). I decided to make a winter scene and will enter it for the "Craft a Scene" challenge for February ... check out this challenge blog here. I've never done this type of link because it's not possible on my website ... so I am starting up a blog and will be posting today's card on both.
I had a lot of fun making the main image for this card. My new stamps are fun to work with and I love the way the brayered sky turned out. The tough part was figuring out a backdrop for the main image. After trying several different ideas, I decided on a forest of trees that are hand-stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using the Large Pine Tree stamp from Stampscapes (their stamps are awesome!). Hope you like.
Stamps: Kittie Kits - Outdoor Master, Moose Is Loose (Rubberneck); Large Pine Tree (Stampscapes)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy; Stampin' Write markers: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Basic Gray; Whisper White Re-inker (SU!)
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, post-it notes for masking, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, small paint brush, Rubber Brayer, toothbrush, sponge, adhesives and dimensionals
I inked the cabin stamp with Stampin' Write markers and stamped onto my Whisper White card front. I then stamped all the different sized trees by inking the stamps with Old Olive ink and then adding random swipes of Always Artichoke on top using a Stampin' Write marker. I masked the cabin and tree with post-it notes and brayered the sky ... first with Baja Breeze, then with Sahara Sand (I wanted it to have a bit more gray in the sky so it appears to be a cold day) and lastly with Not Quite Navy. I removed the two masks and then used the tree mask a second time to mask the tree at the bottom right corner. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for positioning, and stamped the fence posts in Soft Suede ink across my card front. With masking the tree, it appears the fence is in-behind the tree. I removed the mask.
I mixed some Dreamweaver Embossing Paste with Whisper White re-inker (to thin out the paste) and added it (snow) to the main image using a small paint brush. I took a damp toothbrush and "smushed" it into another pool of Whisper White re-inker. I ran my thumb across the wet bristles and sprayed white paint all over the main image so it looks like it's snowing.
I mounted the main image onto a frame of Not Quite Navy cardstock.
For the background I inked the Large Pine Tree with Old Olive ink, added random swipes of Always Artichoke on top (Stampin' Write marker) and stamped onto the Whisper White cardstock, I stamped again (without re-inking) and litter higher and off to one side from the first stamping (second generation stamping). I repeated the inking, stamping, stamping across the page until it was full. I mounted the background paper onto a card base of Not Quite Navy cardstock.
I mounted the main image onto the card front, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.