Sunrise Branches

Sunrise Branches Heather Telford

Does this scene look familiar? I posted an autumn branches card last week which involved inking the ‘Etched Branches’ stamp multiple times with distress stains. When I had finished making that panel there was still stain on the stamp so I stamped it on a piece of watercolour paper to see what it looked like. When I apply distress stains directly onto a stamp I often stamp it several times resulting in less intense colour each time. I was happy with the amount and variety of colour on the panel above so made it into another card. After stamping I stuck painter’s tape around the border of the panel then sponged the sky. I decided on a sunrise made up of radiant neon inks (listed below). I chose area where the branches were palest for the lightest sponging, leaving a small area unsponged then a circle of yellow, surrounded by orange then the rest of the panel in blue.

I popped it up on dimensional squares then added a sentiment below. I think the next ‘Etched Branches’ card will be winter one. Fall is fast slipping away.

Stamps:  Etched Branches, Edge to Edge (PB)
Inks:  Barn door, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade distress stains, Vintage Photo distress ink (Ranger) Radiant Neon Electric Blue, Electric Yellow, Electric Orange inks (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Natural white cardstock
Also: Dimensional squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


9 Comments on “Sunrise Branches”

  1. Francie in Montreal says:

    Another positively delightful card. I really like the effect you have created with the sun. It’s blinding. Great card all round.

  2. Sonia says:

    Waohhhhh Absolutely spectacular!!!! The effect is just A-MA-ZING!!!

  3. Yes, spectacular!!! Sun is great! Magnifique soleil! J’aimerais recevoir une carte comme celle-ci… J’ADORE !

  4. KatieP says:

    WOW!! Beautiful!

  5. jancastle says:

    Where are my sunglasses…it almost hurts my eyes – LOL! Beautifully done Heather!

  6. Lindsey says:

    Had to show my husb this one… because the sunlight effect is amazing! Beautiful card, Heather.

  7. Gabby says:

    Wonderful card! LOVE the sun and how it’s light shines through the trees. 🙂

  8. Carole Dion says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous…the effect is amazing.Bravo

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