Monday, March 26, 2012


This card was created for a male co-worker who celebrated a birthday a while ago.  I knew right away I wanted to use the Palm Cove stamp on this design.

I started by stamping the Island Mountain in StazOn Black, but before I inked up the stamp I masked off the bottom part of the mountain with a paper towel to soften the transition.  I then stamped Palm Cove directly in front of the mountain in StazOn Black.  Next, I used the Fountain of Light image to create lava.  Cloud Cumulus was also stamped in StazOn Black, but the edges were masked with a paper towel so the images would blend better with the sky. 

Using a cotton swab I sponged the mountain in Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango and Real Red.  The background was sponged in Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Ruby Red and Bravo Burgundy.  As you can see, I added a little Summer Sun to the water for the reflection.

The water was sponged in Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Night of Navy.  The rocks were colored with Going Gray and Sky Blue Shimmerz paint was applied to the water.  

To create some spark and ooze I added Christmas Red and Spiced Marmalade Stickles to the mountain and fountain of light.  Lastly, I applied ColorBox Frost White ink to the sky to create the appearance of smoke.

I mounted the focal image to a piece of Yoyo Yellow then onto a Black Linen card.  This card looks so much better in real life.  The camera doesn't seem to pick up the Stickles very well.

I truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to visit me.

A peek at the inside.

I am linking with Make It Monday and Inspire Me Monday.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Palm Cove, Island Mountain, Fountain of Light, Cloud Cumulus, Frond #3, Sentiment by PSX (F-2320)
Paper:  Black Linen, Yoyo Yellow, Dusty Durango, Glossy White
Ink:  Images - StazOn Black; Mountain - Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Real Red; Background - Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Ruby Red, Bravo Burgundy; Rocks - Going Gray; Water - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy; Smoke - ColorBox Frost White; Inside Sentiment - Ruby Red; Fronds - StazOn Black
Accessories:  Christmas Red Stickles, Spiced Marmalade Stickles, Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint
Techniques:  Sponging, Masking
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Rizzi said...


KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great and colorful card donna.
beautiful done and great sponging.

greetings karin

Rene said...

This is great! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry, being sure to mention you saw them on Make it Monday, for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
Rene :D

Claire Justine said...

This is great,thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

Chris said...

Your card is very creative! The colors just POP off the card! Nicely done!

Unknown said...

Oh I lived in Honolulu and this brings back memories. Love the design.I Saw your project on MIM.

Donna said...

Oh I love making cards, too! This is a beauty, Donna! I love the colors and the lava shooting up in the sky! Just a beauty!!


Birgit said...

A beautiful card and love all the colouring and layered look. I saw this on MIM

Stamping Shanni said...

Donna this is a fantastic card! I love the bold colours and the inside is so cute. Also wanted to say that your blog is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Stamping Shanni

Polished Moxie said...

I absolutely love this card. It caught my eye over at Make it Monday. You always do such beautiful work.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! I am popping by from MIM.

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Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Awesome card. Make me want to get out my neglected Stampscapes stamps.

Rhonda Langley said...

Wow! What a fabulous card! Love the sparkles on the volcano! You have a gift for choosing colors!

Natural Mothers Network said...

Beautiful card and beautiful website! Donna, thank you so much for sharing this with us on Natural Mothers Network's Seasonal Celebration.
Warmly, Rebecca x

Luanne said...

beautiful! He'll love it.
saw you on MIM

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Vicki Fraser said...

Wow! What an explosive card (pun intended) - saw you at MIM and it looks amazing!

Maria said...

Stunning creation. Love stampscapes.
Saw you on MIM and thought i WOULD POP OVER.

Create With Joy said...

Thank you for sharing another gorgeous Stampscapes creation with us this week, Donna, at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy. Look forward to seeing your beautiful creations this week!


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Joseph said...

I love hand made card and simple designs as well.

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