Wednesday 21 January 2015

Moon Lake by Stampin' Up - a male birthday card.

Did you see this tropical card I posted yesterday using Moon Lake from the Stampin' Up spring/summer catalogue? Today I've inked up the same set for a very different look - come and see:

I used sponging and watercolour techniques again but these greens and blues and all that white space give the scene a calmer feel don't they?

In this close up you can see that I added a sort of splatter effect. To get this, I loaded my aquapainter with Hello Honey ink and ran my fingernail across it so that it sprayed across the panel. TIP: You can get a similar effect in a much less scary way with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set!

This could be a very conservative card but I put a little pep in its step with this ticker tape-style greeting made by heat embossing a sentiment from Amazing Birthday.


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While I was making today's card I got quite carried away dreaming of rowing gently across a tranquil lake. The reality would of course be very different. There'd be mud everywhere, oars falling in the water, puppies barking madly and I'd probably have crashed into the river bank! Perhaps I'd better stick to stamping!

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  1. Fabulous card Vicky this niw ice seen what you've done with this stamp set its on my 'wish list'...thank you for the inspiration


  2. I definitely like this stamp set, Vicky. My SU demonstrator (my old upline) is having an open house on the 1st Feb, so I think I might be placing an order!

  3. This is a GREAT male card. Good idea about flicking the aqua painter brush . . . but I just LOVE Gorgeous Grunge. I really do.

    Try not to fall in the river with the puppy . . . please!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Beautiful - can you paint me in that scene please - it looks so peaceful! - J xx

  5. Another great card, it never ceases to amaze me how different stamps can look depending what colours and embellishments you use

  6. Gosh Vicky, this looks like a completely different stamp GREAT job.

  7. Gorgeous card Vicky! Your closing comment reminds me of the summer of 2013 when I was boating on the River Severn with my nieces. They were rowing and yep, we crashed and got stuck on the bank a few times. We all had so much fun though :)


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