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Winter’s Night…

Continuing to work with the Waterfront stamp set, today’s post is a cold winter’s night scene.

Like yesterdays reflection post, this card would be perfect for all occasions including Christmas, masculine birthday, sympathy and thinking of you…

This card was stamped on Night of Navy, but I also made one on Dapper Denim.

A glamour close up…

That moon is just peeking over the tree tops.

There is no masking to create this scene and you will be surprised how quickly this card comes together.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Waterfront
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Silver Baker’s Twine, Opaque White Watercolor or White Craft Ink Refill

Digits

  • The Night of Navy base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, bold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Night of Navy layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Paint the moon/sun stamp with White Opaque Watercolor or White Craft Ink thinned with water and stamp in position.  Let dry or heat dry.
  • Stamp trees in Archival Basic Black one full strength and several times going upwards without reinking across the middle 1/3 of the card front.  Try to get some tree tops over part of the moon.
  • Using a small paint brush or Aqua Painter add your “snow” to the ground stamp at the tree bases.  You can add additional snow where you feel it needs it.
  • I used an Aqua Painter loaded with the opaque white watercolor and the lid to splatter the whole card front.  Let dry.
  • Add Silver Baker’s Twine to bottom of card front.  Add to card base using multipurpose glue and weight til dry.

How easy and how beautiful is that?  I’ll have more samples with this little set in coming weeks.  I think I’m in love with this set!

Three days and counting…we are leaving at 4 a.m. Friday morning to spend Christmas with our son’s family which includes “the littles”!  Am I ready?  Nooooooooo.  But I will be!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

nothing worse than a twisted tutu!

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

B

Comments

  1. This is simply stunning. A gorgeous card, with a great tutorial. I wanna try something similar. You’ve inspired me!! I also love your B-ism 🙂

  2. Billie, I agree with Sarah that this is a stunning card. I love using the dark cardstock and what you’ve done with it. I love its versatility as well. Wow! You’ll be up before the rooster crows leaving at 4 a.m. But the “littles” will love having you with them for Christmas. How exciting for your family. I’m betting you won’t get much sleep before then, but you’ll definitely be ready. It’s great to know how to keep my tutu from getting in a twist!! I’ll be “talking” with you before you leave. Have a wonderful, but busy week.

    • Thanks HJ… I also made one of these cards on Dapper Denim and really like the effect there too. Maybe Crumb Cake? I love white ink on Crumb Cake…Looking forward to family time and some nice warm weather. Hoping to come home refreshed!…B!

    • Coming home refreshed would be great. It’s good to get away from the norm, but then it’s good to get back as well. Enjoy your day!