Monday, September 5, 2022

Lake Sunset card for Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights

Hello and welcome to my blog. I've made this beautiful card for Kylie's International Blog Highlights. This means I'm asking you to vote for my card so I can participate in her Top 10 Blog Hop! CLICK HERE TO VOTE! Look for entry #11. Just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner. It will turn red when you have voted.

You may be wondering about the picture at the top of my post. That's a picture my niece, Sara Chandler Mora, took of a beach she visited. I loved it so much, I decided to try to reproduce it with Stampin' UP! inks and stamps. Here are my results:

As you can see, I ended up with a lake scene instead of the beach. I started with a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Basic White. I placed a Post-It note 1 1/2" from the bottom and decided to work on the sky first. Starting from the Post-It, I blended Mango Melody ink then Daffodil Delight. On the right I blended Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade.

From the top left corner, I started blending in Pacific Point and to darken it I added Starry Sky. I few birds were added.

I reversed the Post-It, making sure a little of the Mango Melody was showing, and started blending in from each side with Pacific Point. Starry Sky was added in the same way, from each side. In the lighter middle section, I blended in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.

The Post-It was turned back around to cover the bottom section. I stamped the trees from Mountain Air in Evening Evergreen several times across the Post-It then sponged a little to darken the ground. In case you wonder about the trees reflecting in the water, that was a happy little accident. The Evening Evergreen bled through my Post-It!!!
The frame was cut from Basic Black with the largest Deckled Rectangles die. Basic Black is also my card base and is 11" x 4 1/4". Links to all the supplies I used are listed below.

I hope you like my card and will take a minute to vote here for my card. Just click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner. Thank you so much!

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  1. You did the photo justice Robbie! Love it. Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  2. Beautiful card! The colors make you want to visit this card location.
    Thanks for sharing and explaining technique.

  3. Stunning card! All the best for the voting!
    Greetings from Germany

  4. What a stunning card. Good Luck on the voting. I am so glad we met in person in NOLA

  5. What a gorgeous card, Robbie!! You did a fantastic job of recreating the sky from the photo! I love it!! ~ Kim Kroeker


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