Today I decided to make a birthday card for a family member who is very much a fan of the great outdoors. I knew The Wilderness Awaits. I started with my color choice, Night of Navy. I created the cardbase, a layer of Whisper White at just an 1/8" shorter, a layer of Night of Navy at a 1/8" smaller than the Whisper White and another layer of Whisper White at again 1/8" shorter. I assembled everything except the smallest layer of Whisper White.
Punched a 2" circle out of a post-it note, making sure some of the adhesive is part of the punched area. I put the circle on the cardstock and sponged around the entire piece, starting off darker and gradually get lighter. I removed the post-it note and I have a perfect white circle for the moon. Masking technique is so easy.
I took the moose image and stamped in Basic Black. At first, the plan was to black out the whole image to make it appear as a shadow. I think the moose looks great, but I didn't like coloring the mountain/hill part. So I lightly sponged that area so you could still see the detail. I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. Seemed a little big for the card. Just didn't do it for me.
So on the second card, I did the same masking technique, colored the moose in black but left the mountain. I inked just the mountain part and stamped it over to extended the detail to the bottom of the card.
I tied a bow around the layer with equal lengths of Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine and Night of Navy Baker's Twine.
I debated on adding a sentiment. But I eventually decided on the sentiment from the Best Birds stamp set. Finished it off with 3 Basic Rhinestones for a little feminine touch.
I love how it came out! If you are interested in any of the products used in the cards, please feel free to contact me.
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