Mountain Air

Stampin Up Mountain Air

This card are partially inspired by a photograph I saw online somewhere and the night view out my window at the cottage.  When there are some clouds at sunset the sky turns a magnificent colors of pink, orange and purple.  It can be breathtaking.  My camera is just a mobile phone so the photos don’t always show how gorgeous the sky is but here is an example of one of our sunsets.

Stampin Up Mountain Air

I decided to try to make a card with this inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Mountain Air.  This stamp set has coordinating dies called Majestic Mountains and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle.  I didn’t use the dies for this card but if you get the stamp set, you just have to get the dies too.

To make this card I first cut a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I using Stampin’ Up!® Sponges to add the color to the background using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I started it heavier on the bottom and then went lighter as I went up.  Then I stamped the trees at the bottom Memento Black Ink and then a little higher using Highland Heather ink.  I also stamped the mountains in Highland Heather after stamping off first.  Stamping off means to ink up the stamp, stamp in on a scrap piece of paper and then on the cardstock.  It makes the color less vibrant when you do this.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Beautiful Autumn which is in the new Holiday Catalog.

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Beautiful Autumn

Hello everyone.  Today BS & J Productions is having a sketch challenge today.  I love sketch challenges because whenever I am stuck making something I go look for a card sketch on Pinterest and use that to make a card.  Here is our sketch for today.

Here is my card:

Stampin Up Beautiful Autumn

So the first thing you will notice is I didn’t totally use the sketch on this card.  I tried to put a square of cardstock behind the wreath but it had to be fairly big and didn’t fit properly.  The best thing I love about doing challenges with Jackie and Buffy is you don’t always have to do exactly what is outlined so this time I took the liberty of not putting in the tilted square.

To make this card the first thing I did was cut a piece of Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper that is 2″ x 5.5″.  I backed this with a 2.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Garden Green cardstock and layered that on a Soft Sea Foam card base.  Then I cut two of the wreaths out in Garden Green cardstock using the Wreath Builder Dies from the 2020/2021 Stampin Up Annual Catalog and layered both of them on top of each other.

After that I used the stamp set that is in the new August – December 2020 Catalog (previously known as the Holiday Catalog) called Beautiful Autumn. I knew the second I saw it I had to get it because it goes so well with the Wreath Builder Dies.  This stamp set is part of the Gilded Autumn Suite and has a punch bundle called Autumn Punch Pack.  If you buy the punches and the stamp set in a Bundle, you can save 10%.  The suite also has Designer Series Paper, ribbon, Acorn Trinkets and gorgeous Brushed Metallic cardstock.

I stamped the Maple leaves using Cherry Cobbler Ink on Real Red cardstock, the Oak leaves using Bumblebee ink on Crushed Curry cardstock and the acorns using Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Then I punched them out using the Acorn Punch Pack.  By they way, these punches also cut out shapes from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also stamped the sentiment on Crumb Cake cardstock using Soft Suede Ink.

I left it that way for a bit but I kept coming back to it because I felt it needed something more.  I tried a ribbon but that didn’t look right because of the sentiment so I finally decided to add a few sequins from Sequins For Everything pack.  This set of sequins has more than 3,000 pieces in it!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using this card sketch.  They probably followed the rules, although sometimes they don’t so who knows! 

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