Well following yesterday’s confusion over the blog hop which isn’t actually until next week, thankfully my day improved. If you can overlook the fact that my blog was 5 hours late being published, it was quite productive really. Today I need to double-check all the entries in my diary for December just to make sure I haven’t made any other silly errors. Once that’s done I want to plan out how I’m going to make it to the end of my to do list before running out of month. For today’s project I am pleased to finally be able to bring you one of the remaining cards from my 24 cards in 24 hours World Card Making Day challenge. This one uses two stamp sets, After The Storm and Peaceful Deer. Once again the deer are nowhere in sight.
I began by using my Blending Brushes to make the night-time scene on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. First I covered the card with a light layer of Balmy Blue ink. This was followed by a patchy covering of Misty Moonlight ink. Then I finished the sky with Night of Navy ink mostly around the top and sides.
For the ground I roughly tore some scrap paper and place it onto the inked card. After adjusting the paper to reveal a triangle section of the card beneath, I used a Blending Brush to add Evening Evergreen ink. Then I moved the paper up a little and added a touch more ink to give it some lighter green areas.
Finally I chose one of the small tree images from the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set. This was stamped on the ‘ground’ in the bottom right corner using Evening Evergreen ink.
To create some coordination I decided to repeat the inked ground and stamped trees without reinking the brushes. This was quickly done along the bottom of another 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then after repeating the process on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope I set these pieces aside.
AFTER THE STORM
Now I was ready to finish off my project using the After The Storm Stamp Set.
First using Night of Navy ink I stamped the clouds image a couple of times onto my main scene layer.
Then from the stamp set I chose my sentiment “Even the darkest night will pass and the sun will rise”. I wanted this to be embossed but without using coloured embossing powder. So to create my custom embossing I first pressed the sentiment stamp onto the VersaMark ink pad. Then I pressed it onto the Night of Navy ink pad. Finally I could stamp it into place on the inked scene. Now the embossing process could continue as normal.
I sprinkled the sticky ink with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After checking for stray specks of powder I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high). As the powder melted it revealed the sentiment in Night of Navy embossing.
To complete the project I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Night of Navy Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I mounted the completed scene onto the front of the card base. Then with the remaining Basic White layer glued on the inside I was done.
I love how this card turned out. In fact I really like the misty effect on the front of the envelope, I may have to try that again. What do you think?
For some more projects using the After The Storm Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
- Ornate layers for a decorated journal
- Meadow flower makes a bold statement
- Starting with After The Storm
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set with the coordinating Deer Builder Punch (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option. Just be aware that although the stamp set and punch are not retiring, the discounted bundle option will end on January 3rd.