Hello! Welcome back :). June’s sampler class was a lot of fun. We used the Mountain Air bundle and made a landscape scene for the theme ‘Mid Winter Fun’.
The Mountain Air stamp set is a reversible set, meaning that every stamp can be placed on a stamping block in reverse, and used to stamp solid images. We used the reverse of the mountain range below to fill in the snow-capped hills.
To make the sunrise/sunset sky we began by sponged Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Terracotta Tile, and Poppy Parade in arches starting from the center of the bottom edge of the Whisper White cardstock.
Next we wet the cardstock, making sure it was quite wet as the Whisper White cardstock will absorb ink and water quickly, and scrunched the piece up into a small ball. We then opened the ball up carefully and placed it aside to dry. Wetting the cardstock in this way smooths out the sponging, and softens the colours.
Once the sky piece was dry, (a heat tool can help this along), we smoothed it out a bit, and adhered it to a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock. Make sure to use a good amount of Tear & Tape or Snail+ to secure the sky piece in place. We then finished off the sky by brushing on some Frost White Shimmer Paint that was mixed with isopropyl alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer.
The mountain ranges were stamped with Night of Navy – stamped off – and then heat embossed in White Embossing Powder to create the snow-capped mountains.
To create more depth in the scene, we stamped the solid mountains in Balmy Blue – stamped off – and placed them so that they sat in a different profile to the snow-capped mountains.
We stamped the sentiment in Terracotta Tile on a strip of So Saffron, and adhered a strip of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon behind it.
We die cut two trees in Seaside Spray and used a sponge dauber to add shading with Night of Navy ink. To finish off the cluster of trees, we inked up the single tree image in Seaside Spray – stamped off – and again added shading using a sponge dauber and Night of Navy ink. This was then die cut and adhered on top of the other trees using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Happy crafting x