Sunday, March 14, 2021

Grandma's Cottage

Sometimes I just stamp and get lucky with the result. This card is proof. Then there are some cards that look better from a distance. I probably could not re-create this card to save my life. Any attempt to do so would definitely result in a different card with maybe the theme in common. What are your thoughts?

   Cozy Cottage

   Wisteria Wonder A-2
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

   Tranquil Tide
   Balmy Blue
   Wisteria Wonder
   Whisper White Craft

   Basic Black
   Various ones for Cottage

   Heat Embossing

   Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

First, I used my black marker to color in the parts of the cottage that I wanted to stamp. I breathed on it to reactivate the ink and stamped on to the Whisper White panel. I stamped the cottage a bit over to the left side.

Then I took the mountains from the Waterfront stamp set. Using the Wisteria Wonder ink I stamped them above and on the side of the cottage. Notice that I stamped-off a couple of times to create a bit of dimension. (Stamp-off means that I stamped twice or three times before inking my stamp again.)

I then grabbed the Balmy Blue and added the "ground" or solid masses on the bottom of the mountains. Again, I stamped-off under each one.

Next, I used the Tranquil Tide for the trees. I scattered them throughout. 

I used various markers to color in the cottage. I did not write down the colors, but I think they may have been Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Basic Bray, and White. Notice, in coloring my snow on the roof and the ground, my basic black somewhat bled, accenting my marker movements. It does make it look a bit "dirty" which is probably more realistic anyway. 

Lastly, I added bits of VersaMark around the cottage, basically on the trees and mountains. I applied my Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set it. I then adhered it onto the Wisteria Wonder card base. The other Whisper White panel was adhered to the inside of the card. 

I do like the combination of colors. They may not be very realistic, but the Balmy Blue makes me feel cold and reminds me of ice. I do hope you like it. I may try my hand at it again. 

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  1. Sally, I just busted up laughing! I have MANY cards that look better at a distance! But this one is GORGEOUS! You've much to be proud of!

  2. Wonderful scene and super cute cottage image Sally. This card would look great up close and from a distance. Really well done creating this.