Friday 30 November 2018

Country Road Sunrise

A nice little break from Christmas cards!  I needed a masculine birthday card.
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A sponged country scene suitable for a masculine card
I started by sponging (not too carefully!) a strip of Coastal Cabana to the top of the Whisper White card.  I then applied, pretty roughly, a layer of Pineapple Punch ink to the rest of the card.

Just under the Coastal Cabana strip I then, again very roughly, sponged some Grapefruit Grove and just a touch of Calypso Coral.

I tore a piece of paper to create a mask for the mountain (actually it's one I'd made and used for an earlier card and kept in my drawer) and sponged in some Fresh Fig ink - intensifying the shade in some areas and leaving it lighter in others.

Starting from the bottom of the card, I then sponged on some Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green inks.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the grass and greeting so that I could control my overstamping.  I stamped a few times with black to get a good deep coverage and then, for the grass, moved the paper just a smidge and stamped again with Whisper White Craft ink.  To achieve darker grass, I could have reversed that process.

The base card is Granny Apple Green with a small layer of Fresh Fig.

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