Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bleak Midwinter

The Fashionable Stamping Challenge this week is Surprise Us.  Well this card ended up surprising me. :)  I started with a thought of something I was trying to achieve and ended up with a different card entirely.

The background was what I was playing with. I was trying to recreate a starry night.  I didn't quite achieve what I was going with but when I finished the sky I knew it needed to put into a card. :)

  1. Tear piece of copying paper to create an effect of mountains or hills. Lay across white cardstock.
  2. Spray yellow glimmer mist over masked cardstock. Let dry.
  3. Spray or flick Goosebumps over masked and glimmer misted cardstock.  This will create your resist for your stars/snow. Let dry. 
  4. Sponge black dye ink over misted/resisted cardstock. 
  5. Pull up mask and reposition and sponge a little black dye ink along edge of the masking to create the shadow. Repeat until your background has as many mini hills as you desire. :) 
  6. Stamp tree using black ink. Highlight with white gel pen and put mask underneath and sponge on a little shadow. 
  7. Stamp moose on white cardstock using black ink and color with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils. 
  8. Add shading under moose with sponge and watercolor pencils. 
We don't have the snow like in my scene but we do have the cold! :)  Have a lovely day!



  1. Wow - fabulous! The sky effect is amazing, and the torn snow drifts also look really effective... and the reindeer is shaded so brilliantly. Thanks so much for the step by step... oh, and great new header too!
    Alison x

  2. Great card and tutorial Suzz! Thanks for joining us at FSC. By the way, congrats on being published at Stampers Sampler last quarter. I'm a bit behind in reading my mags!

  3. Amazing card, Sue! You can create such depth on your cards!

  4. Really like the look of the dark night sky. Very nice!!

  5. Gorgeous, don't you love happy accidents. This is a very striking card, love it. Tracy x

  6. Wonderful card Suzanne - thanks so much for fabby deets! Would never have considered that colour combo for night sky but it works so well. Nicola x

  7. Fantastic card, love the sky. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.

  8. I love the golden touch to the evening sky! Very pretty card and great snow effect as well! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  9. This card is delightful! Loving the evening sky! Masking technique is an old favourite - fascinating effect!

  10. What a great background. Sometimes what we envisage doesn't always happen but yours is awesome even if it's not what you wanted. Your hills are fabulous too. All in all, an awesome card.

  11. That happens to me all the time. My project never turn out to what I have in mind. Oh well whats a gal to do. LOVE your card here. It is pretty.


  12. Love your card Suzz! The mountains look fab and the starry night sky - amazing :). Thanks for joining us at the FSC :)

  13. Great way to use your experiment Sue and so effective. I have some of the Goosebumps somewhere and have never used it. I really must try it because your result is great. I love that moose image!

    Lesley Xx

  14. Don't you just love it when something comes together in the end? My favourite bit...and there were many...are the effects of the snow! Love it.
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  15. I <3 the Leafy Vines - absolutely elegant!


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