Winter Comfort


Meet "Winter Comfort".

It is day 20 of the Random Act of Cardness series at Scrap'n Stamp and today's prompt word is "Pine". I thought this die would be perfect being as they are tall Pines.
I am done my Christmas cards for this year but I plan on sending out winter cards, so decided to do this card, making it a cold and windy winter day.

To start I am using Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock, which can stand up to the water from the smooshing of inks.
To do the smooshing I used Chipped Sapphire distress ink and Pine Needles distress ink, starting with the Pine Needles. I tried to keep my card moving in order to get soft edges, alas at the top we had an abrupt stop. 

I then added in the Chipped Sapphire, doing the smooshing the same way.
I set the piece aside to dry and moved on to the Pine trees.

Using Arches cold press watercolour paper I die cut the trees, then die cut a second piece using Neenah cardstock. I then put down the Pine Needles on my work top and spritzed with water, dragging the watercolour piece through the ink, until it was saturated. 

I also spritzed in a mixture of Perfect Pearls in Confetti White while I was dragging the trees.Using my heat gun I dried the trees, then glued them together with the white card trees shadowing the top watercolour trees.

I attached the white inked card to my Neenah card base using glue. I then added foam squares to the back of the trees and attached them to the card front.To finish up I stamped my Penny Black sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink.

I like the moody feel of the background with the addition of the green trees, and I hope you do as well. I thank you for visiting today.

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1 comment

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the texture you achieved with this technique!


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