Happy weekend. :) Today I will be featuring two stamp sets by two different stamp companies: Mama Elephant's Carried Away and My Favorite Thing's Up in the Air. This card is another one layered wonder scene card. I started out by laying/stamping out my idea on a scrap piece of printer paper so I could get an idea of what images I should stamp first. As I do not have my boarder dies, I freehand sketch a hill boarder on my scrap paper so that I could it cut out later as a masking piece.
Once I was satisfied with where I wanted everything to be placed, I stamped my images on an A2 panel piece. I created masks for images I did not have masks for. My Up in the Air stamp set had plenty of masks to work with so I did not have to make many masks. Once all my images were stamped out and masked I was ready to create the hill and sky. I used the scrap sketch and cut the hill off to use as a mask for the hill section and sky section. I used Distress Inks in the colors Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron for my hill masking off the sky section. Once my hill was complete I used the other side of the paper to mask off the hill so that I could work on the sky. I used Distress Ink color Salty Ocean to create a light blend at the bottom of the sky then I used my cloud stencils to create a cloudy sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Once I was done with the clouds I used the Radiating Rays stencil to create a bright sun using Squeezed Lemon-aid and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. I then unmasked all my images to Copic color them in. The stark contrast between the distressed background and uncolored images always gets me. I usually hesitate at this point on weather the card is looking okay to continue, but I almost always try to persevere and finish the card. The final touches to the card once I Copic colored the images is to put some Sparkling Clear Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen on the son, hot air balloon, and trees.