With three brothers-in-law whose birthdays fall very close together, I will often make their birthday cards at the same time and with a similar design.
To begin creating these scenes, I sponged the blue ink lightly at the top of the cardstock. Then, to create the mountains, a large piece of masking paper was torn and placed across the top of the cardstock with the torn edge facing down. The blue ink was then sponged on again at the torn edge. The masking paper was then moved down and slightly to the left or right. Then the sand colored mountains were sponged. The process was repeated for the front brown mountains.
If you want to have a lake, a straight edge piece of masking paper should be placed at the bottom part of the cardstock covering the area where you want the lake to be. This should be placed the entire time you are sponging the mountains. When you have completed the mountains, turn the straight edge of the masking paper 180 degrees so that it covers the mountains and sponge in the lake.
The trees are then stamped. Some ink distressing can be added by sponging a dark shadow border.
It always feels so good to get these masculine cards completed!
The second card is playing along in the Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #9 – “Typography”
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Stamps: SU “Serene Silhouettes”; PTI “Sign Language”; Hero Arts “Birthday (4)”
Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; Masking Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU Oval Punch; PTI Birthday Trio Die; Grosgrain Ribbon; Brad; Spellbinders “Large Labels”