"Every Day's an Adventure"
Stamps: On the grow (SU!)
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Garden Green, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Die-namics tree and leaves (My Favorite Things), Sizzix circle die-cut, Big Shot, post-it notes for masking, clouds die-cut (Memory Box), Nestabilities circles, adhesives, Tombow glue, sponges and dimensionals
I cut out the large circle from a scrap piece of paper and used the reverse (the opening) as my mask ... this is called "reverse masking". I covered the background with the mask, leaving the circle open. I did the same by masking off all areas of the circle except for the bottom hill. I sponged Wild Wasabi ink for the first hill. Then I repeated this by masking all areas except one and moving my way up from the bottom, sponging as I went along. For the sky, I used the cloud die-cut as my mask to create the randomly shaped scallops.
I ran a large piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot with the circle die-cut, this time making sure it was on the right hand side of the page and centered top to bottom ... this will be my card front. I dry-fit the sponged image underneath until I was happy with the placement and mounted it onto a card base of Wild Wasabi. I added dimensionals to the card front and placed it on top of my sponged image.
I ran the tree die-cut through my Big Shot with Crumb Cake cardstock. I sponged the tree with Soft Suede ink, so that the embossing showed. I ran several trio of leaves through the Big Shot with both Wild Wasabi and Garden Green cardstock. I used small dots of glue to add the leaves to the tree.
I mounted the tree onto the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink, and mounted it onto a frame of Wild Wasabi. I mounted the sentiment to the front of the card.