My son, Josh, and his girlfriend, Sunny, have just come up from Maryland for Christmas and they are coming over to dinner tonight to celebrate Sunny's birthday, which is today. I wanted to make her a special card. They have just moved into a beautiful log cabin house on 30 acres of land so I thought it would be nice to use that theme.
I only have one stamp with a log cabin on it (Lakeside Cabin - Stampscapes) so that's what I used! I stamped it in Archival Jet Black ink and because that ink stays wet a little bit longer, I was able to clear emboss it after stamping it.
Then I got out some Ranger Distress inks (Salty Ocean, Forest Moss, Gathered Twins, Frayed Burlap) and rubbed each color onto my craft mat. I dipped my brush in water than brushed it into a color on my mat and watercolored the image. I just used simple brush strokes, up from the bottom of the trees over each tree and down from the land over each reflection of the trees in the water. Then I watercolored the cabin.
Hopefully you can see some of the embossed texture in the photo above. It's really glossy IRL!
Inside I stamped "Here's to a Year of Incredibleness" from MFT.
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I used stamps, watercoloring and clear embossing.
Stamps: Lakeside Cabin - Stampscapes, Birthday Basics - PTI, Happy Birthday Hoppy Poppy - MFT.
Paper: Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap.
Accessories: clear embossing powder, brush, water, craft mat, heat tool.