Monday, August 8, 2022


It's Monday, and you know what that means.  We have a new featured Stamp Set for the week.  This week I am going to be using the Trees for Sale Stamp Set and the Sale-A-Bration Tree Lot Dies.

Today we are taking some time to relax and go camping at the lake.

I love to make outdoor scene cards by using masks that I tear from lightweight paper (like copy paper) and my blending brushes.

Today's campground at the lake was an easy scene.  I just cut a piece of copy paper the same size as my Basic White cardstock and then I tore out the upper right corner to make a lake.

First, I covered my cardstock with the remaining portion of the mask and used my blending brush and Tahitian Tide ink to create the lake.  I used a Tahitian Tide Stampin' Write Marker and a White Gel Pen to draw in some ripples on the lake.  I also used my Wink of Stella to add a little glimmer on the water -- which shows up much better in real life!

Once I was happy with the water, I covered it with the piece of the mask that I had torn out of the corner.  Then I used Sahara Sand Ink and a Blending Brush to add some beach area along the water.  I found a stamp in the Ocean Front Stamp set that was perfect for adding sand speckles.

The grassy area was made with Pear Pizzaz ink and a Blending Brush.  I used another stamp from Ocean Front to add some grass here and there and also a stamp from Heron Habitat to add some little darker grass spots and more grass.  Don't be afraid to experiment.  A lot of this gets covered up as you start adding trees, the camper, and sentiment, so just think of it as a background.

The trees in the top left were stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.  Some were stamped off and some were stamped full-strength.  By stamping-off once or more times, you can vary the color when using the same ink pad.

I thought the sentiment "Enjoy Your Day" from Heron Habitat was appropriate for a camping scene. 

The little camper was fun to make.  I just kept layering multiple die cuts and portions of the camper die cuts to achieve my cute little So Saffron and Mango Melody camper. I even gave it some matching curtains!

To see more details and specific steps on how I made the camper download the free tutorial available at this link.

For the inside of the card, I stamped three trees in assorted sizes and added a little grass.  I used a combination of Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow ink and then again used a combination of full strength and stamping-off to vary the color.

The inside sentiment is from In the Moment Stamp Set.

Below is a complete list of the products I used:

PRODUCT STATUS UPDATE:   I create my cards and posts one to two weeks in advance of the posting date, so unfortunately since I created this card the Sale-a-Bration Item Tree Lot Dies has sold out and is no longer available.  However, no worries, you could always replace the little camper with a cute little cabin, or even some little animals.  

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  1. Wow!! That is a lot of work for your beautiful card. I love the camper color. You did an outstanding job on this one!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation!