Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis
Hello my fabulous friends!
Today I'm joining in a very special blog hop to raise money for Coffee Oasis!
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Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. (You can read more about their programs here: https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )
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For my project today, I wanted to create a winter forest under the Northern Lights...
Paper: Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot; Uniball Signo White; Gelly Roll Clear Star; Versamark
Trees: YG67, G99, E57, E59
Snow- BV20, G00, BG000, C0, RV000
Dies: Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Rectangle
Other: Eclipse Masking Tape; acrylic paint, embossing power, glitter
Let's take a look at how this card is made...
I started by stamping and masking a bunch of trees to create the forest. To create some depth, I stamped the front trees slightly lower than the trees that are behind. After stamping each tree, I covered it with a mask made from Eclipse Masking Tape.
*TIP: Eclipse Masking Tape is very thin, so if you need a bunch of masks for the same stamp (like this tree), you can stack several layers of the tape on top of each other and cut them out together... I stacked 5 layers of tape together, so I only had to cut the tree one time to get all of my masks.
When all the trees were stamped and masked, I freehand cut a wavy hill line to create the ground.
Next I created the sky with Distress Inks.
I went to town with bright colors for the sky...
Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves are all bright colors... However, when you add in some dark colors like Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, you can really tone down some of the brightness so it looks like a night sky.
Just be careful not to cover ALL the bright colors with the darker ones.. you want some of the bright pops of color to show through for the Northern Lights!
Once I had the blend how I liked it, I flicked some drops of water on it to create some faint stars. I also flicked on some white acrylic paint that I watered down a bit to make it more fluid. This creates brighter stars than the water drops. Finally I added in a couple twinkle stars with a white gel pen.
Once the sky was done, it's time to remove the masks and do some Copic coloring!
I kept the trees super simple, just using 2 greens and 2 browns. I also left some white areas near the outer edges of the branches to look like snow. I also added in some sparkle with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I love this pen for adding shimmer details!
For the snow, I added in quit a bit of shadowing behind the hill and under the trees... I chose 5 super light colors that matched the sky colors, and added them in sweeping strokes.. I didn't try to blend anything, nor did I try to create defined shadows for each tree... I just put enough in there to give the general idea of shadows and light reflecting in the snow.
I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder mixed with a little bit of glitter... It's hard to see in photos, but IRL, there is a bit of sparkle in the letters when you tilt the card in the light.
I die cut the panel using the Double Stitched Rectangle die to give it a nice stitched detail to the edges, and glued it onto the card base...
Simple and colorful!
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