Mountain Air – A True Friend

Time to case the catalog…this week it is another card found in the Sale-a-bration Brochure on page 6.  Let’s have some fun combining challenges!

Sketch: Case-ing Tuesday Challenge (#317); Colors: Global Design Project Challenge (#305); Theme and Style: The Paper Players Challenge (#534).

Here is the result:


Steps (In the order I did them):

  • I created the scene on a (3¼” x 3⅛”) piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Mountain Air stamp set with ink colors: Pale Papaya. Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue and Basic Gray.  The Stampin’ Blend Pale Papaya was used to add highlights to the Water.   The Birds from the Sailing Home stamp and the Flowers from the Painted Poppies stamp set were added to the Sky and the Foreground respectively using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The Flowers were blocked/filled-in with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. The scene was then cut apart to create the (⅝”), (1”), (1’) and (⅝”) strips.
  • I chose to use a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock for the accent panel (4” x 2⅞”).
  • I selected a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (4”’ x 5¼”) for a background panel.  To mimic the Water, the panel was dry-embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.
  • I did not want the sentiment label to overwhelm the scene, so I elected to use the small label die (1⅝” x ⅜”) from the retired Merry Christmas Dies set.  I did not have a scrap of Pale Papaya cardstock on hand, so I colored a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Pale Papaya Dark Stampin’ Blend.  This worked really well and toned in nicely with variations of color found in the Sky. The sentiment, A True Friend, from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set was truncated and stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Black Embossing Powder.

A Very Vanilla card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) was chosen to keep the “white space” that is a mainstay for a clean and simple card.  All of the elements were assembled and adhered to match the sketch with the card front and the sentiment popped up with Dimensionals

Interested in doing a little fishing on this lake?  I bet a fellow would enjoy this little quiet spot to spend a relaxing late afternoon on the water. 

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

4 thoughts on “Mountain Air – A True Friend

  1. What a great way to case the catalogue and create something fresh and new too – your mountain scene is so clever! Thanks for sharing with us for another entry over at The Paper Players this week!


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