Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pink Sunset


For Thursdays challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, Michelle challenged us to NOT use fall colors.
A pretty pink winter sunset definately isn't fall colors!
This was fun to do and I like the way it turned out....ya never know when you start these things!
Here's what I did:
first start with a cardstock blank that is a little smaller than the card base you're going to put it on..
in my card that lets the black card show as a  black border around the scene.
next tear a scrap of cardstock ( think rolling hills not sharp peaks)...You'll use this as a mask.
My friend Nancy D. showed me how to make a cheap daubber out of nylon great!
(just roll one leg into a ball and fasten with a rubber band)
I used smokey grey ink then moved the mask down a tiny bit and did a little pink.
Now you're ready to do the sunset...use whatever colors you like...they don't have to be pinks..
Keep the mask in place and add trees... use grey and make the trees different heights.
Now you're ready to do the foreground... switch to black ink and reposition the mask
do the same steps as beforeto create another snowy knoll...then when you stamp the trees, on one of them stamp a piece of scrap paper first (so the black ink ins't so intense)
  Almost done... add some super fine crystal glitter. with the glue pen scribble some horizontal lines and then sprinkle on the glitter... shake off the excess.
Now all that's left to do is mount onto the card blank and add the silhouette deers(they are a die from Memory Box )  I glued their feet down but use a tiny thin pop dot on their heads.
Thanks for looking.
Till next time,


  1. Terrific tutorial!! Beautiful card!!!

  2. I found this card on Pinterest! I love it, those deer are stunning and the background stamping and sponging isfabulous, you have created a wonderful card,you have inspired me! I must go and by that deer trio die

    Hugs Crafteresa

  3. wauw !!!!!!
    beautiful tutorial !!!!!!
    hello i am nicky from holland [netherlands]
    i found this card on pinterest !i am loving
    it!!! greetings from nicky
    holland- nl-

  4. I can never get snow mounds right but I will try your method and see if I can do this beautiful card and simple to follow instructions thank you