I am eager to show you a card I created for my friend Veronica's birthday. I've been wanting to make her a Stampscapes card. This layout was inspired by Kevin Nakagawa from Stampscapes. I love the peace and tranquility of this card. I can just picture myself in this cabin reading a book or listening to soothing, relaxing music.
On a piece of glossy white paper I stamped the Lakeside Cabin and Ledge in StazOn Stone Gray. Next, I masked off the rocks and around the cabin and stamped the trees in StazOn Olive Green. With a cotton swab, I added some Old Olive and Always Artichoke to the trees for some color variation. The reeds were stamped in StazOn Black to create depth.
The water and sky were sponged in Bordering Blue, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Adirondack Denim and Night of Navy (leaving some portions white). Rocks were colored with Basic Gray and Distressed Black Soot. Originally, I was going to leave the cabin as is, but decided to color it with Chocolate Chip. I added some Early Espresso to the roof. The windows were done with a So Saffron marker.
Now the fun stuff! I applied ColorBox Frost White to the rocks and a little to the water. After letting everything dry I stamped the water pattern in Bordering Blue (stamping off once on scrap paper first), then applied Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint. Unfortunately, you can't see it in the photo but it makes the water glisten. The scene was adhered to a piece of Night of Navy and then mounted to a Bashful Blue card.
The inside sentiment by PSX was inked in VersaMark then Marina Mist and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun. The trees inside were also done in StazOn Olive Green.
Wishing you happiness today and always Veronica. Happy Birthday to you!
Stamps: Stampscapes Lakeside Cabin, Ledge, Pine & Rocks Small, Pine Row, Reeds Large, Water Pattern Small, PSX Sentiment
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Glossy White, Whisper White
Ink: Lakeside Cabin & Ledge - StazOn Stone Gray; Pine & Rocks and Pine Row - StazOn Olive Green, Reeds - StazOn Black; Water & Sky - Sponged in Bordering Blue, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Adirondack Denim, Night of Navy; Water Pattern - Bordering Blue; Trees - Old Olive & Always Artichoke; Rocks - Basic Gray and Distressed Black Soot; Cabin - Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, So Saffron Marker; ColorBox Frost White; Inside Sentiment - Marina Mist with Clear EP
Accessories: Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint
Techniques: Embossing, Sponging
Card Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")