24 February 2021

Alaska Scene Cards - Part 1

I’ve been playing with some ideas for Alaska scene cards. Trying for something that is gift shop worthy, more on that later.  In part one of this series, I'll share some ideas created with stencils and ink blending.

I started by using a Brutus Monroe Simple Blend Square stencil, Newton’s Nook Mountain stencil, and a small circle stencil to create the scene of the first card. I also used a stitched square die to cut a window in the overlay to give the feel of gazing out the window onto the rising sun.

For my second card, I used the same Brutus Monroe square stencil to mask off the white space and did some ink blending with the same Newton's Nook Mountain stencil.  I added interest to the sky, using the Newton's Nook Cloud stencil to create a bit of a sunset.  I opted to stamp the Reindeer from Lavinia Stamps directly onto the ink blended panel rather than cutting a "window with a view" for this card.  

The third card of today’s post uses the same stencils to build the scene, with the addition of the Newton's Nook Hills and Grass stencil to add a few hills in the foreground.  No sentiment this time, I just let the fox do all the talking for this card.  

All of the ink blending on these cards was done using Distress Inks.  I don't share specific colors, because I think you can really use whatever colors you have.  You can also use any of your favorite blending inks, I just happen to be a Distress Ink addict.  

I hope you find these ideas inspiring and try building some simple scene cards for your next project.

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