Though I don't get to go camping nearly as often as when I was little, I still find the idea--and especially a good campfire--so relaxing, which is why I chose to do this one for this month's theme. My extra for the Word play is: Nighttime, Anniversary, Pines, Stars.
This will be for my grandparents, who are celebrating their 68th (!!) anniversary. They still love camping.
To make this card, I did an easy watercolor wash using Distress inks on watercolor paper. When it dried, I came in with the pine trees, sometimes stamping off first for a lighter image on the paper. I stamped all the images, colored them using a combo of watercolor and Copics, then fussy cut them out and arranged the scene. I was going to emboss the sentiment in white, but no matter how many times I used the powder tool, I still had a lot of ep sticking. So I scraped it off and went with white ink, using the MISTI a few times to make it more visible. At the end I stamped a few stars in white, adhered everything, then used a bit of Wink of Stella on the stars and fire.
Hope you have a relaxing day!
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 GMT Views: 284
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Sun, Jul 23, 2017 @ 6:42 AM
What a wonderful card! Thanks for the details; I always like to hear the techniques used so I can try them. And I love s'mores. Congratulations to your grandparents and may their anniversary be joyful.
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Sun, Jul 23, 2017 @ 9:44 AM
What a gorgeous camping card, Leah! I love the scene you created, and it brings back some wonderful camping memories to me. Happy anniversary to your grandparents! Sixty-eight years together and still camping....wow!
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Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 10:47 PM
Love your little camping critters with their fire and s'mores...the best part of camping in my book! LOVELY night sky with stars twinkling and stamped green trees. Great camping scene! Congrats to your g'parents 68th anniversary...so great they still love camping...bet they have super fun memories!
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