Sunday, April 9, 2017

Big Hugs - Masculine

Pondering the weekly sketch for inspiration, I was reminded of a gemstone or diamond. Then my mind wandered to a boulder. Voila! I thought of our past vacations in Boulder, Colorado, and decided to use mountains as the focal point.
The mountains were die cut from white cardstock and sponged with ink. They were popped up & adhered to a die cut oblong shape. The sun was die cut and adhered behind the mountains, the cloud to the front of the scene. This piece was adhered to a panel of white cardstock, texturized by an embossing folder.
Washi tape with tiny fir trees was added, in keeping with the sketch design. The large die cut fir tree was added with foam tape. The sentiment was die cut twice and adhered to give a shadow effect. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with Washi tape.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #206

2. Crafty Creations #338 (Anything Goes)

3. Addicted to Stamps & More #236 (Anything Goes)

4. Brown Sugar Challenge #245 (Anything Goes)

5. Happy Little Stampers April Challenge (Anything Goes
with Dies)

Techniques: Sponging, die cutting, dry embossing, shadow effect
Size: A2

Inks: Stampin' Up! Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Mossy Meadow
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Pool Party, Barely Banana, Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow
Dies: Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Pine Tree, Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders & Big Scripty Sayings, Reverse Confetti Sun 'n Clouds, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Misc.: Stampin' Up! TIEF (zigzag dots); Dimensionals foam tape, Washi tape from stash


  1. Love the sponging on the mountains, especially the bottom to add to the evergreen effect. The doubling up on the die for the tree was an awesome idea to add additional dimension. This is a great take on a difficult sketch - just true enough to the original but you created such an interesting scene. Super work :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us again at Atlantic Hearts!

  2. Great that large fir tree, reminds me of the ones that Lisa had in her front yard, and our home when we lived in Angola on the hill...had several on top of hill off road. Quite an interpretation on the sketch, wasn't an easy one. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  3. Awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM.

  4. I love it! Those die cuts are fantastic, love that tree! And your colors are just perfect. :)

  5. what a fantastic card! great job coloring the mountain die cut! awesome! thanks for sharing with us at AHSC!


  6. That mountain has that beautiful purple majesty look, and I love the complete scene you've created here!

  7. Love the scene you created using the sketch as inspiration! Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  8. Love this! Those stitched mountains are awesome... love how your dies can't be contained in your scene... so cool! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts this week!

  9. Lovely card! Love the depth you got in the card.
    Thank you for participating over at Brown Sugar Challenge

  10. What a beautiful scene you have created using dies..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti

  11. This is a fabulous scene card with die cuts! LOVE it.
    Thank you for playing along with HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!