Friday, September 9, 2011

Mountain Cabin

Today is my brother's birthday and this is the card I created for him.  Happy Birthday Paul!  I hope you have a great day.

I first stamped the Rocky Peaks in StazOn Stone Gray, but before I inked up the stamp I masked off the bottom of the mountains with a paper towel to soften the transition.  Next, I stamped the cabin, rocks and tree in StazOn Black.

I punched a 1" circle from a post-it note and applied it to my paper for the sun.

The rocky peaks were sponged in Perfect Plum, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Ruby Red and Basic Brown.  It's hard to believe I used all these colors, but I really did.

The grass was sponged with Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Garden Green and Handsome Hunter.  Sky in Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise and Adirondack Denim.  I wasn't sure about the rocks, but settled on Going Gray, Basic Gray and River Rock.  I added Handsome Hunter around the rocks to darken the grass and to the tree in the lower right corner.

After removing the mask I sponged the sun in Yoyo Yellow and So Saffron.  I mounted the focal image to a piece of Mellow Moss then onto a Hemlock card. 

The inside sentiment was inked with VersaMark then Close to Cocoa and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  The pine trees were stamped in Distressed Pine Needles.

I can just picture myself spending the weekend at this cabin without a care in the world.    Wishing you a peaceful day and a great weekend!

A peek at the inside.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Rocky Peaks, Cabin with Fence, Sedge Filler, 3 Rocks & Grass, Rocks & Grass, Pine Row, Geese in Flight, Sentiment by PSX (F-2320) 
Paper:  Hemlock, Mellow Moss, Glossy White, Whisper White
Ink:  Mountains - StazOn Stone Gray; Cabin & Rocks - StazOn Black; Mountains colored in Perfect Plum, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Ruby Red, Basic Brown; Cabin - Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Early Espresso; Grass - Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Garden Green, Handsome Hunter; Sky - Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Adirondack Denim; Sun - Yoyo Yellow & So Saffron; Rocks - Going Gray, Basic Gray & River Rock; Sentiment - Close to Cocoa with Clear EP; Pine Trees - Distressed Pine Needles; Geese - StazOn Black
Accessories:  1" Circle Punch, Post-It Notes
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging, Masking


Sunray Gardens said...

Very beautiful card. Or wait it's for your brother, very handsome card.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Pam~ said...

Awesome card! I can never get enough of your scenic cards ... always my favorite! I can see myself enjoying a weekend here too! Hope your brother had a wonderful birthday!

Wanda said...

Great Card Donna. Love the color variety in the mountains. A definite work of heart.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna this is gorgeous, you can sponge girl.
great scenery, love it.

greetings karin

gale said...

Beautiful scene! I bet he loved it.

The Mama Monkey said...

Absolutely beautiful and it reminds of life here in Alaska! I am sure he loved it!

Karen said...

Very nice Donna. I could picture myself there too. Stamping and creating in a very peaceful place. Hope your brother had a great day.

Rizzi said...


Kristi said...

So awesome Donna! I love your scenes.

Chris said...

Just beautiful, inside & out! Lovely!

KER said...


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I attended an afternoon SU workshop for Christmas cards yesterday, we made 2 of each 6 designs.
Cards for men would be a nice class and yours here I'm sure was well received by your brother.
I'm so glad you post your cards, they give me ideas for the stamps I have.

Carrie Sampsel said...

Beautiful Card!! How you decide on ink colors I don't know, but they always look fantastic. I love the cabin.

Rhonda Langley said...

Fabulous as usual! You have a great talent for shading and choosing colors in your scenes!

Ellen Whyte said...

Pretty; you really put a load of work into these and the results are lovely.

Patrick's Garden said...

I'm blown away by your whole garden. You should be quite proud. I've never heard of Little Joe. I think your music lowered my blood pressure. Enjoyed my visit.

Rosemary said...

Donna what a sensational card , never would have thought to use a post it for the sun but I will now..., appreciate all the info on what colours etc you used..inspiring.

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