Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scenic Cards...

I recently made several cards with scenes using some alcohol inks and distress inks and some chalk inks with my sponge dobbers. I experimented with different versions? Anyone who knows me and my usual card style knows this is really out of my usual realm or comfort zone.   One afternoon I got real busy and decided to make some cards with scenes. The card with "Get Well Soon" was done with alcohol inks sometime ago so I do not have a close up of that one. I sent that one out already to my one brother who was recovering from surgery some time ago.  
Here is what I came up with.  Below you can view each card separately for a closer look.
I actually glued real sand and glued a couple of real sea shells on this first card. You can see it if you look real close.  This card was done with my alcohol inks and shinny paper as recommended with Tim Holtz. Word of caution...the glued sand comes off during mailing so I don't recommend doing that unless you hand deliver your card.
I thought this one (above) would make a nice sympathy card. 
This one was done with chalk inks and my sponge dobber.

This bird is popped up with a pop up dot to add dimension. 
This one (above) was done with alcohol inks.

This one is also popped up with a pop up dot on the boats sail.
Both above and below were done with my chalk inks and dobbers.

This sail is also popped up. 
The deer is also popped up to add dimension to this card.
This was done with my chalk inks for the sky and water and then
 used my regular pigment inks for the trees and water reflection.
Truthfully, I enjoyed making these.    Sometimes it's fun leaving your usual comfort zone and give a try to something different. It was fun trying to figure out how many different types of scene's I could come up with?  However, I have to admit that I used other blogs for inspiration to my scenery ideas.
Having the bird stamps, palm tree, evergreen tree, cat tails, and two different types of sail boats among my stamps, it helped to me to  create a variety of  scenes.  These scenes make great cards for a man.  So, I put them away until I need a masculine card or two for a friend sometime? 
Happy crafting to your day ladies! 
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  1. Leanne, these are all great, I like to play with my Tim Holtz distress inks for background, but they never come out as nicely as yours did. Very well done. Flower soft has a "sand" to put on your cards. I wonder if that will stay on better? I actually have it...but never used it...(I can't find where I put it...LOL...Doesn that sound like me?)

  2. Great job on these, I love how you did the backgrounds for these.

  3. Gosh they are all great looking cards. You did well with the scenery, looks fantastic.
    I don't think I've ever given this type of card a try.
    It does look like fun, I'll give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing.


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