Thursday, January 23, 2014

A glittery snowy scene card

Hello! Diana Fisher here with you today for my first blog post as a guest designer with Viva Las VegaStamps for the next three months. I am really excited to be working with the amazing team here, and am humbled to get to play with such proficient stamping and mixed media artists.

If you live in the northeastern part of the country like I do, winter is in full gear right now. You can plan on snowy-day cards and projects beginning as early as late November into late March, sometimes even mid-April if you get the right kind of ice storm.

So break out those stamps — they aren't just for Christmas! I used the Boy on Sleigh Silhouette stamp and the Xmas Silhouette Collage stamp.

Here is a little bit more about my process in a step-by-step guide for you:
1. Cut background paper into 4" wide x 11" high. Fold in half from the top down. 
2. Lightly paint the card stock with watercolors. I used Reeves Water Colour Pan Set I got at Hobby Lobby. 
3. While that dries, stamp onto separate card stock the boy and the tress. I use Bazzill Coconut for my stamping when I am not coloring the image in with Copics. 
4. For the boy, I stamped using a mix of Soft Pool from Hero Arts and Coal Miner from Quick Quotes. For the tress, I used Field Greens from Hero Arts, Coal Miner from Quick Quotes and Aloe Vera from Tsukineko. I used a variety of similar shades to create depth and shadows in my stamping. I keep the edges darker and work inward with the lighter colors. 
5. I also discovered a new love — the Gelly Roll Clear Glitter pen from Sakura. I used it on the edges of the sled blades and the boy's shoes as well as the edges of the trees to create a shimmery embossed look without using embossing powder. 
6.  I put those aside to dry and then moved on to making the hills. I used templates from Kiwi Lane and cut the hills out of POW glitter paper from AC. I then used foam adhesive to pop the silver hill up off of the dark grey hill.
7. Now it was time to assemble. I used the Miracle Tape (1/8 inch) to mount all of the pieces on my card. It was perfect for putting glitter paper on water-colored paper and then again for putting my stamped images on glitter and water colors. Some adhesives don't work so well on slightly damped or rough surfaces and the Miracle Tape worked really well!

To finish it off, I added some sequins, sparkles and a sentiment tag I had in my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by here today to see my wintery card using Viva Las VegaStamps! It's not too late to work on some wintery cards — which is always a great excuse to burst out the glitter!


Sandra Strait said...

Lovely card!

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Tera Callihan said...

Cute card!