Friday, April 30, 2010

Top Note Scene


Yesterday I had a chance to get together with some of my stamping buddies.  We had not had an opportunity to stamp together in months.  My dear friend Connie taught us all how to make this card.  Don't you love it?  She was inspired by many of the tutorials from Michelle Zindorf

Connie told us it took her five minutes to make this and we didn't believe her.  Once we got started it was pretty simple, but since I'm more of a CAS gal, all that sponging and layering of inks intimidated me.  Now, I can't wait to make lots more cards like this.

I started with a white Top Note die cut.  I used post-it notes to mask the moon, the hills and mountains.  I sponged on the blue sky and mountains and then the green grassy hills.  The inks were SU, so I'm not sure of the names.  I listed my guesses in the supplies below.  After I sponged everything the way I wanted it I stamped the tree, the deer and the sentiment.  I trimmed the edges off the Top Note die before adhering it to the base.  The black frame is popped up for dimension.





Stamps:  Nature Silhouettes (SU), tree (unknown)
Ink:  Stazon black, bashful blue, not quite navy, old olive (SU)
Paper:  Sahara Sand, black, white (SU)
Accessories:  sponges, top note die (SU), post-it notes

8 comments:

Keva said...

Wow! This is beautiful. It totally just pops off of the card base. I love it.

Lorraine said...

Ooh, just gorgeous! I love your coloring/sponging! Addicting, I bet! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow, this is so LOVELY! I love the background, and scene that you've created here!

Nadine said...

Im a big fan of Michelle Zindorf's work! Sponging is my favorite technique to do on a card, I love seeing all the soft and pretty colors. You can make it soft and wistful or you can make it really bold and dramatic. You did a wonderful job on this! I like to use Tim Holtz's Distress Inks or even PTI's new formula inks. Have fun testing them out!!

Dr. Ivy said...

This turned out awesome. Great masculine card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Sara this is gorgeous!!! The sponging looks perfect...Michelle better watches out for you girl...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Great card Sara, you've really made this technique work for you! This would make a fab guy card!

sillyleann said...

Ok, I love it. I really do! :) Sorry to stalk the blog today.