This scene reminds me of my Aunt Dorothy and Uncle John's house in the country in Jackson, Michigan. As I was growing up, and even now when I visit them, we'd sit in their living room and often see deer across the street in the meadow. This card was inspired by a lovely card that the talented Darsie did. Click here to see it.
- Tear scrap paper for edge of snow – should be the width of your card stock. It should not be perfectly straight. Tear one side to create a hill.
- On white card stock, lay paper where you want snow edge to be and sponge on light blue ink. Start on the scrap paper and move the sponge across on the paper edge - so the line will not be harsh. Move the scrap paper around in different areas and make more snow “lines.”
- Lay paper back over hill area to create a mask. Ink up small trees of large tree image with black craft ink. TIP: black craft ink creates a very, very dark image. Ink up image and stamp on scrap paper and then re-ink again without cleaning to make sure you have good coverage on your image.
- Stamp the smaller two trees over hill while the rest of the image will be off the card and on the scrap paper. Allow to dry completely. Can use a heat tool to quicken drying time. DO NOT use that scrap paper again. It will cause smudges.
- Lay paper back over area where the deer will be standing in the snow. Ink up deer image with black craft ink and stamp so that their legs are slightly over the scrap paper. Allow to dry completely.
- Lay clean scrap paper below their legs and sponge a little more blue ink. Lay clean paper to the left of their legs and sponge some ink to the left – so it looks like a trail where they were walking.
- Cut a circle for the moon out of low tack sticky paper. Lay circle tacky paper for moon on the card stock over the deers’ heads. Also lay clean paper over sky line of snow. It does not have to be a perfect match - there are layers of snow in the background and nature is not perfect.
- Use a Copic Airbrush System to create sky. Start with lightest shade and spray in even circles for coverage. Can use two or three different blues for variety. This example used three shades of blue. There’s no need to mask the trees and deer because they are so dark. NOTE: You can also use sponging to create a nice sky.
- Sponge dark blue around the edge of the card to create a soft frame.
- Adhere layers of card.
ORGANIZATION TIP: For those of you who keep a variety size of sponges, here's an idea to help keep them organized. Sort them by color family in a plastic storage container with sections. Write the colors on top. You will be able to quickly and easily find the right sponge for the job you need.Stamps: Sunday International Silhouettes #1
Paper: Stampin Up! whisper white, basic black
Inks: Memento Paris Dark & Summer Sky ink pads, Stampin Up! craft black
Accessories: Copic Markers B23, B24, B26 & Copic Airbrush System, sponges, Stampin’ Up! 1 3/8” circle punch, low tack sticky paper
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!