Good evening! I’m so excited to show you this card because I struggle so much with making landscapes and scenes, and I feel really good about this one! We have a “Life’s a Beach” theme at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week, and I was looking through my new stamps and couldn’t resist incorporating these adorable silhouettes into the theme. They’re from the new Silhouette Scenes stamp set.
- Card base is Blueberry Bushel, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
- The Whisper White Cardstock mat is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
- The cardfront is Whisper White, 4″ x 5-1/4″. I first heat embossed the silhouettes using Versamark and the new, very sparkly (yay!) Shimmer Black Embossing Powder.
- Next I sponged on the night sky with Stamping Sponges, all over the card. I first used Blueberry Bushel. I sponged lighter around the kids and darker everywhere else. Then I sponged Night of Navy, pretty lightly, around the top of the sky. I didn’t want to overpower the Blueberry Bushel or make it completely dark. Finally I sponged Blackberry Bliss for some color variation.
- I stamped the lighthouse from the Sailing Home stamp set in StazOn jet black ink above and to the left of the kids. Susanne helped me with placement, because I am not good at scenes and perspective.
- I decided the kids are standing near a cliff or rocky outcropping. I used the long skinny stamp from the Waterfront stamp set to build the cliff. I just stamped it over and over in Smoky Slate ink, building the shape I wanted it. I love how this turned out, because I was stamping over Blueberry Bushel, so some of the blue shows through and gives some color variation and shadows.
- I dotted the sky with stars and even a couple of shooting stars (they have to be looking and pointing at something, right?) using a white gel pen. I also drew in some white light where the lighthouse’s light would be.
- This is when I had a Wink of Stella mishap. I was adding tiny glittery stars to the background, dotting on the Stella, and I messed it up. GASP. The only way to save the background was to basically cover the entire sky in Wink of Stella. But it gave the sky this whole ethereal swirly look, so I loved how that accident turned out. Then I had to add more gel pen stars, because the Wink of Stella had washed out most of them.
- I embossed the sentiment, from Silhouette Scenes, in White and cut it out with a Stitched Labels die. The ship wheel is a die cut from the Sailing Home bundle. I glued that down, popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals, and added some rhinestones.
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