T his gorgeous stamped image of a mountain and its reflection is framed by a large Nested Label Die and set off by a die cut pine tree.
Paper Cut Sizes:
Crumb Cake Base - 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
Very Vanilla first layer - 4 x 5 1/4
Very Vanilla Insert - 4 x 5 1/4
Crumb Cake top layer 4 1/8 c 5 3/8
Scraps of Mossy Meadow - one piece at 2 x 3 and the second at 1 3/4 x 3/4
Scrap of Crumb Cake - 1/2" x 5 1/2
On one of the 4 x 5 1/4 very vanilla panels stamp the detailed mountain image in Basic Gray ink so that the mountain tops are ~ 2" from the top edge.
Stamp the same detailed mountain image on a piece of masking paper or a long sticky note. Cover the stamped image of mountains on the Very Vanilla panel with the mask. Clean and dry the front of the mountain photopolymer stamp. Turn it over so that the detailed image is pressed against the acrylic block. Ink the back smooth part of the stamp in Slate Gray and stamp this image above the detailed mountain. Clean the stamp and reposition it so that the detailed stamp is face up on the block again.
Ink the detailed sun stamp with So Saffron ink and press it into the Very Vanilla panel so that it comes about half way off the panel above the mountains. Cover the stamped sun with a mask. Die cut another mask for the mountains reversing the masking paper so that you get a reverse image. Cover the smooth mountain images at the top of your panel so that they are masked.
Carefully sponge on Seaside Spray ink to make the sky a shade of blue. Work carefully around the masks so as not to move or accidentally fold the mask back.
Remove the masks. Ink the stamp of the ridge of pine trees with Mossy Meadow and stamp it just a little below, ~ 1/4 inch, below the stamped detailed image of the mountain. Stamp then move it up the mountain about 1/4 inch, offset it and stamp again (without re-inking) so that it looks like there are more trees further in the background.
Use a stamp that makes a small horizontal is swash / swoosh to stamp an image of the bank of land before the water. Ink this stamp with a Mossy Meadow, stamp off twice then spritz lightly with a little water and stamp it at the border where the grass part of the tree stamp fades out. Do this toward the left then the right side.
Sponge Seaside Spray over the bottom un-inked part of the Very Vanilla panel. Leave about an inch without the sponging right below the last of the Mossy Meadow stamped images. Then go back and sponge Pacific Point along the bottom and sides blending it with the Seaside Spray sponging.
Ink the ridge of pine trees stamp in Garden Green. Wipe off the lower part of the stamp where the grasses are (not the pine tree outlines) gently with a wet wipe. Turn the stamp upside down and stamp it close to or slightly overlapping the previously stamped water bank.
Ink the detailed mountain image again in Basic Gray. Stamp it off onto a piece of scrap paper. Turn the stamp around so its upside down. Line up the images so the larger peaks from the top of the panel will be reflected below. Stamp.
Mask the mountain's reflection. Ink the water ripples in Seaside spray. Stamp off then stamp onto the sponged blue area below the mountain's reflection.
Ink the single tree in mossy meadow stamp off then stamp along the bottom edge being careful not to stamp on the reflected mountain image. Stamp again at a different height without re-inking. Repeat along the bottom edge.
If not already done, die cut a vertical window out of Crumb Cake more toward the right side of the panel. Also die cut a pine tree from a piece of Mossy Meadow. Glue the image panel onto the Crumb Cake base. Adhere the window Crumb Cake layer to the base over the image using dimensionals. Ink the greeting in Memento black ink onto the strip of Crumb Cake. Cut the greeting out with a label punch and back it with a strip of Mossy Meadow. Adhere the tree and greeting to the front of the card.
Stamp a tree or two in Mossy Meadow & stamp again with out re-inking to decorate the envelop and the bottom of the Whisper White insert. Glue the insert to the inside of the card.