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Reflective Landscape…

You may have flipped right past this little stamp set on page 48 in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  This set was inspired by the Million Sales Achiever, Connie Heisey and it is a gem!

Using the new product, Brusho made this landscape appear as if it had been hand painted.

Yesterday on the Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page I demonstrated this landscape in a “live” video that is still available to see.

Only three of the Brusho color crystals were used for this landscape.

This would be an excellent sympathy card or masculine birthday card too.  Later this week there will be another landscape totally different from this one to show you why I think this little set is such a gem.  I’m planning my February “Inky Fingers” class around this set…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Waterfront
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Small Round Paint Brush, Brusho Color Crystals


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 5-1/2″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper is 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  The elements are added in layers then left to dry before adding layers over them.  So the sun was stamped with water and Yellow Color Crystals were dropped into the water.  Next was the mountain in the background added the same way using the Green Color Crystals.  Next would be the Prussian Blue mountain then the green ground (mix some yellow crystals with blue on an acrylic block with water to create this green).  Use the same mixed green for the trees.
  • Add some blue crystal to a block with water to dilute to a lighter blue and color in the sky and water areas.  Once dry add a watery sun by diluting the yellow on the stamp in the water.  Use paint brush to add reflection of sun.  Stamp trees on a piece of window sheet or plastic wrapper to stamp the reflection of the trees.  It should be much lighter than the original trees.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight down until dry.

If all this sounds too much, go to the Rambling Rose Studio Facebook page and take a look at the “live” video.  Sometimes just seeing something done makes it so much easier to visualize.

I am so close to having everything ready for Christmas…good thing since we are leaving Friday to celebrate with our son and his family which includes “the littles”.

Hope you are seeing light at the end of your tunnel too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Two puppies in the globe!  Do you think the “princess” got a new puppy?

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!