Morning Folks! What a lovely sunny day it is going to be here in South Ayrshire, Scotland. I was up early to watch the sunrise from my back garden. The sun comes shining through a bunch of trees on the horizon and the glow coming through is fantastic. So it may seem strange that the following card actually looks like a winter scene.
This card was made for a man's birthday and the request was for a Scottish feel but not to use too many colours. I had just got my new Woodland Set from Clarity Stamp that day in the mail so I decided to use this wonderful Stag from it. Thank you Barbara Gray and the team at Clarity Stamp for making him.
I stamped directly onto a Cream Satin 8 x 8 inch card blank using Ranger Distress ink - Chipped Sapphire. I then put a border around the card using low tack tape covering the back end of the stag.
I then stamped the Forest Ridge using Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Jeans followed by the Deerscape in Chipped Sapphire.Birch leaves at the top and sides with the Chipped Sapphire. I stamped twice to give the Faded effect.
I also added some shading to the Deerscape using a make-up sponge and a bit of torn copy paper. I lifted the low tack tape at the Stag and using the same technique I added some shading to him.
I then added the slanted Happy Birthday again in Faded Denim.
Next I put some shading with the Chipped Sapphire around the edges of the picture and I decided to add a grassy edge to the bottom using the long stamp from the Winter Trees Set From Clarity Stamp.
Finally I used a Pro Marker - Indigo Blue to go around the edge to give the effect of the picture being mounted onto the card.
This was a very quick card to make...it just seems longer in the way I tell it!
That's all for today and hopefully I will remember to do another post tomorrow...old age getting to my memory!
Happy Crafting everyone.