Friday, 1 December 2017

It's Advent!!!

Happy December 1st - not long to go now and what better way to celebrate the start of Advent than with a little tutorial.

This a little card with a wintry scene just perfect for Christmas and uses Stampin' Up inks Soft Sky, Night of Navy and Basic Black - here's how to make it



I started with a C6 card base and a piece of white card stock 31/2"  x 41/2".


I cut out a circle and added some dabs of 2 way glue to the back that have been left to dry - this means that the circle can be removed easily after sponging. My circle had been used previously so it looks blue!


A pale blue ink was then sponged all around the moon. It doesn't have to go all the way to the bottom but it should go all around the moon. Do not remove the moon.


Some copy paper was torn next and used to sponge hills for the background. This was done with a dark blue ink.


Add as much scenery as you wish  going a little lighter the further you go back into the distance.


Add some darker ink to the top of the sky but do not cover all of the light blue. Remove the moon.


Details like trees can be added at this stage. Stamp the images more than once before re-inking to create depth and perspective.


More details can now be added and this includes the focal image - in this case a silhouette of a stag.
Tufts of grass were added to the foreground and also the the hills in the background.
Stars were added to the sky and a few highlights were added to the trees.


The card stock was attached to the card base and a sentiment added. Glitter was added to the trees as a Christmassy finishing touch.



















Hope you enjoyed this little step by step tutorial - back soon with more Christmas creations soon I hope  - if the internet behaves it's self!!!! - J xx

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