Creating a Scene with Masking | Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Hey everyone! Today I created a scene using masking and Distress Oxide inks. The only stamping that I did for this card was on the sentiment!

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To create the scene I used the Simple Blend Oval stencil from Brutus Monroe. The cool thing about this stencil is it comes with two pieces, the oval and the frame the oval was cut from. First I used the frame. I taped it down on a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock so that the oval opening was in the center of the paper. I cut four pieces of masking paper to make them into curvy hills and placed them along the bottom half of the oval.

I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a sky on the uncovered part of my cardstock. I used the colors Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. Once the sky was done I removed the first hill mask. I blended some Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans very lightly on the lower part of the hill to create the shadow on my snow. I then removed the rest of the hill masks one at a time and blended a shadow on each of them.

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Once all of the hills were created I removed the frame stencil. Next I placed the oval shaped stencil piece over the top of my blended area. It fit perfectly over the blending because of the way these two stencils work. I then taped the Snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe over the top of the cardstock with the oval stencil in place. I used a palette knife to spread some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the snowflakes. Once I finished smoothing out the paste, filling up the openings on the stencil, I carefully removed the stencil. You always want to wash paste off of your stencil, palette knife, and work surface right away with warm water. After the Glimmer Paste dried I had a really pretty snowflake stencil all around my oval scene.

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Next I used a white gel pen to add stars to the sky. To create the pine trees on my scene I used some Copic markers. It is pretty easy to draw pine trees. All I did was draw a line for the trunk and then some curved lines down each side. Check out the video see how the drawing was done!

For the sentiment I used the Holiday Helpers stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment on Gina K In the Navy cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed it with a white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment strip into two pieces and popped up each with some foam tape onto my card.

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To finish my card I took my scene panel and popped it up onto a white card base. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle to the sentiment strip and the tops of my snow covered hills.


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