Autumn ReflectionsPosted: September 17, 2010
A few weeks back I made a one-layer card with a masked and sponged tree scene. Well the next step, in my mind anyway, was to try and create a scene with trees reflecting in water. I had a few issues with this card and want to try again, but I’m still happy with my first attempt.
I didn’t set out to make a square card. I pulled a piece of ivory cardstock out of the box, saw that it was already scored and set to work. First I positioned my post-it note masks at the edges of the coloured sponged area, then I positioned another post-it mask half way down to mark the water’s edge. I then sponged in blue, orange and yellow, with some brown right near the water. Then I repositioned my middle mask and sponged the reflection side. The trees were stamped next in both black and orange, after which I had to create my reflection. This little trick I learnt from Michelle Zindorf, who stamps incredible scenes. I inked the trees in black and stamped them onto the plastic sheet from the Stamp-a-ma-jig, which I then pressed onto the card. After that it was just a matter of fiddling around with a marker to try and make the water’s edge a little more realistic.
After I was happy with all the sponging and stamping I removed the post-it notes to find that the cardbase I had stamped on was an inch shorter at the front than the back! I can’t believe I didn’t notice at the beginning. I didn’t want to matte it and stick it on another cardbase so it became a square card.
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Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teensy Tiny Wishes
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Real Rust, Basic Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory