Water Colored Sky with Pine Trees

September 27, 2016

What to do when you can’t sleep? Look at old Lawn Fawn Blog post for inspiration of course. Late one night last week, I found Lizzy’s video from October of 2014. She created two sets of cards with water color backgrounds. The part that inspired me the most was the use of the pine branches from Deck the Halls as trees. I love her results so much I decided to make my own set of cards.


Close up of one card


The whole set


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting five stitched rectangles form some water color paper. Using Post It tape, I masked off the edges of each piece. I stamped and heat embossing the falling snow from the Snow Cool stamp set. I used clear embossing powder. I added the trees in black ink along the bottom at this point also.

Then I began water coloring. I used three shades of Distress Inks; Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, and Seedless Preserves. I added a few layer of color before I got the effect I was looking for.

After the ink was dry, I peeled off the Post It tape and finished my stamping. I added the sentiment first and used a border stamp from the Deck the Hall stamp set for the edging.

I adhered each panel to a black card base and was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Deck the Halls, Snow Cool, and Hello freebie

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, and Seedless Preserves


Hope you enjoyed the card

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