I have posted 2 other cards this week that I created using this bundle from Stampin' Up! Each time I have tried to improve upon the previous version and methods. This is one of my two favorites, its a bit more complicated but I would likely use this same process for additional cards.
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The bottom mat was cut from Blueberry Bushel CS.
So what I did differently this time, was I created two masks using the Majestic Mountain Dies, cut from Post-It Tape. I used the mountain scene die and the row of trees scene die. In each case when I cut out the masks I saved the upper and lower pieces of the tape, this is especially helpful to make the trees more distinctive.
So before I began stamping, I applied the top piece cut using the tree die. I taped it about in the center of the top mat, and then used a Blender Brush with Tranquil Tide Ink to color the lower half of the top mat. Once I was satisfied with the color, I removed the top piece of the tree mask and stamped two rows of trees in Tranquil Tide Ink once just below where I had applied the ink, and then further down the front of the mat, re-inking and then stamping to one side or the other so the trees were not aligned the same as the first row. Notice how the ink on the stamped image is darker than the ink that was applied with the blender brush. After letting the ink dry for a bit, I applied the bottom half of the tree mask at the very top of the tree section so that when I stamped the mountains the color would not cover the ink I had applied.
Next I applied Seaside Spray Ink with a Blender Brush to the top half of the card. And then stamped the three rows of mountains from the Mountain Air Stamp Set with Blueberry Bushel Ink. Again I repeated the process of re-inking and then moving the placement of the stamp to the side and further down the page, and repeated this step again.
I applied some lines and dots of white ink with a Chalk Marker.
I left the tree mask on and applied the top mountain mask to cover the sky - this left only the mountain area open. I used a Blender Brush wih Blueberry Bushel Ink to color in the mountain area.
I removed all the masks and then used a stencil, that I had cut using the cloud die from the set, and stenciled the clouds using Whisper White Ink with a Sponge Dauber. I stamped the birds usilng Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
I die cut two of the tall trees from the Majestic Mountain Dies out of Pear Pizzazz CS, and cut the deer out of Soft Suede CS using a die from the Snow Globe Scenic Dies. They were attached with Tape Runner.
Lastly I attached the top mat to the bottom mat and then the finished piece to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.