This cold winter sky was created with the direct to paper technique, it’s very quick card to create and my tecnique is forgiving - if you don’t like your first swipe with the ink pad, just swipe it again and again until you do like it.
The technique requires heat drying between ink applications and a gloss cardstock; 80% gloss was used for this card but I've done the technique with a high gloss also.
Direct to paper means rubbing the ink pad on the cardstock.
-Using the direct to paper technique with a swirl motion rub on the sky using two colors, lightest first and if you don’t like the first swipe continue until the line is to your liking.
-Tear a piece of paper that’s larger than the image panel in half and form a mountain if desired. Mask off the sky area and direct to paper the mountains but don’t over saturate the paper with ink but if it does just take your landscape higher to cover the ink.
-Use a second torn paper to mask the mountain area; the inks can overlap.
-A third piece of torn paper was used to add the closest hill or I often use a piece that I’ve already used but at a different angle.
-Stamp on the tree image, and to blend the image into the landscape I direct to paper black streaks. Now your ready to finish your card.
-The blue panel was dry embossed and ink distressed.
The envelope was create using the masking and sponging techniques.
The insert has a partial image stamped to the left side only with the ink left on the image after stamping the envelope.
Stamps: QKR Stampede Trees
Paper: Remember When – black textured, Paperbilities – blue,
– grey linen, 80% white glossy Neenah
Ink: Ranger distress inks: faded jeans, weathered wood, forest moss, frayed burlap, vintage photo, walnut stain, black soot, StazOn – Jet Black (card tree), Memento – Tuxedo Black – envelope tree
Accessories: Making Memories – brads
Tools: sponge, mat pack and piercer for brads, stamp positioner, torn paper, Tim Holtz brick embossing folder, Cuttlebug
Techniques: Direct to paper, dry embossing, heat drying, ink distressing