Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Hello and welcome!  My brother Mike still lives in the Chicago area, where I'm from.  He had a special birthday Monday and I thought I would share the card I made for him here.

 The card base is Basic Gray with a layered frame of Early Espresso.  I love sponging and making the sand, lake and mountains is so much fun.  Just use a post it note as your mask and sponge away.  Layering colors of Lost Lagoon and a little bit of Island Indigo for the lake and mountains, and you've got yourself a beautiful, serene lake scene.  Clouds are easily made punching a post it note with a scallop punch and sponging around it in various colors. I used Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango first, then laid down the scallop post it note, then sponged Soft Sky around it.  I think this gives the clouds the sun setting (or rising) look. A few marks of the white gel pen, give the lake the ripples it needs. The image in front is stamped in Memento Black ink and I used the Serene Silhouettes stamp set.

I hope you like my card today.  Please feel free to leave me a comment.  I love reading them and look forward to your opinion.

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to send you a brand new catalog. Just click on the link for my online store, in the upper right corner of this blog.  Stamping is so much fun!  I hope you have a great week.



4 comments:

  1. Bobbi, this is a beautiful, lovely scene, what a fabulous way to make mountains!! I need to try that. Also, your clouds look awesome with the colors of a fabulous sunset.
    I have that SU set, it's one of my favorite sets for masculine cards.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Maria. I am really having fun using sponges and other tools to create scenes. I love the mystery of seeing what I get when I release the mask, or torn post it note. I never know until I lift it off, what it will be like. I like that part. :-)

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  2. Bobbi, this is gorgeous! Love the sponging and the gorgeous scene is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you. I am really loving the art of making "scenes" in some of my cards. I am working on shading now. These are a lot of fun to make. :-) Glad you like it.

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