Let It Snow.
I am over on the Scrap’n Stamp blog with this card today.
The stamps are from Penny Black, a mix of old and new with Distress Oxides thrown in the mix for a lot of colour.
First up I stamped the trees, masking them as needed and stamping with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.
Then masking the trees I stamped the mouse image using the same ink. To prepare for the background I added Masking Fluid to the trees and the mouse image, along with falling snow and let it dry, which does not take long.
A tip for using masking fluid is to either use a Clay Shaper, where it just wipes off, or if using a paint brush, dip the brush in liquid dish detergent, rubbing the bristles between your fingers to ensure a proper coating. When finished clean with soap and water.
I also pour a tiny amount into a lid top that I have. The reason I do this is there is no guessing game to how much fluid you have on the brush, and it is not going up the Ferrule. It also keeps the Masking Fluid bottle clean.
Moving on to my background, using Masking Paper I masked off the bottom for the snow – yes, snow is blue in my world, then brushed on Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, flipped the masking and started blending using Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and finishing with Candied Apple.
Once I finished with the blending I removed the masking fluid with my rubber pick up tool and proceed to colour the Mouse with Copic Markers, along with adding colour to the trees.
To finish up I added Midas Touch Shimmering Pen to the Heart in the tree and the Mouse’s scarf, along with a some of the falling snow and stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Paradise.
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