Saturday, September 24, 2022

Above the Mountains

This is one of those cards that looks so much better in real life. The background was created using a bit of alcohol and ink, so each turned out to be quite unique. I made four of them, but they all used the same supplies. What do you think? 

Above the Mountains

Above the Mountains Too

Above the Mountains Tre

Above the Mountains Quad

   Hold on to Hope

   Crushed Curry A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8, 2-1/4 x 4 
   Glossy white 5-1/4 x 4
   Galvanized Metallic Paper 2 x 3
   Wood Textures DSP 2 x 3
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

   StazOn Jet Black

   Real Red
   Pumpkin Pie
   Crushed Curry

   Polished Stone

   Cross of Hope Framelits
   Fine Tip Glue Pen

First, I created my background using the Polished Stone Technique found on SCS. Click HERE for instructions. I did not use a sealer on mine.

Once the background was dry, I adhered the Basic Black to the bottom of the panel. I took the Basic Black piece and tore it to give the illusion of mountains in the distance. I placed one half on one card and the other half on another card.

I then die cut the solid cross on a piece of Wood Textures DSP, and the more intricate cross on a piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper. I adhered the crosses together, using a Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Next, I adhered the glossy panel to the Basic Black matte. This helped to keep it flat. 

I then placed it into my Stamparatus and stamped the sentiment. I did have to stamp the sentiment twice to get it nice and dark. The last card moved a tad without my noticing, but I think it looks like shadow stamping. It makes this one VERY unique.

Next, I adhered the panel to the card front and added the cross, using dimensionals.

Lastly, I adhered a Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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  1. Sally, this looks great! Your sky is amazing!

    1. Thank you, Jeanette. I think I need a bit more practice with the technique, but I am still happy with my result. Thanks for stopping by here and commenting. Much appreciated.

  2. WOW gorgeous background for the cross.