Warm Winter Glow

Free for All Friday with Border 
Today we're excited to bring you one more look at this month's New Release Sets at Flourishes! Its our chance to show off some more from our favorite sets, and with five gorgeous stamps this month, there's so much to choose from! Remember that today is the LAST day you can purchase the New Release Bundle at a discount, so we don't want you to miss out on the deal! Come and see what beauties the Design Team has to show off for you today!
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Today I'm sharing a slider card... 'cause I can't resist a card that interacts!  My favourite kind of card by far.

I began creating my card by first cutting out my card base from Flourishes Classic White cardstock (approx. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" ~ with a spine of 1/4" thickness).  I added a quick embossed panel using the same cardstock.

Then I cut a 2 x 5 1/2 piece of Classic White cardstock and began stamping my scene.  First I inked up my double tree image from the Snow Scenes stamp set using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink and carefully stamped it on to my mirror image stamp (it's basically a stamp block with a flat piece of rubber on it) and then I stamped that surface onto my small strip of cardstock to create the reflected tree.  I discovered that it's easier to stamp the "reversed" image first then you can line up your fully stamped image more easily.  I repeated this step with the single tree image.
Then I inked up both trees again and stamped them above their reverse images to create the trees on the land.  I created the waterline using the Copic Multi Liner 0.3.  Then I masked my skyline using Post-It Notes and inked it up using Ranger Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey & Spiced Marmalade). Then I masked off the hills and inked them up too (using Mustard Seed and Pumice Stone).  I stamped a few clusters of the stars from the Snow Scenes stamp set using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink that I stamped off once to achieve a more subtle colour.  I added a few water lines using a white gel pen.

I used the same masking and inking techniques to complete the inside panels of my card. I tied a Mango Orange Seam Binging along with a piece Silver Metallic String to pull out my inserts.

And here's a closeup of my lower pullout!  All of my matting is using Flourishes Classic Black Cardstock.

I hope you've enjoyed my card inspiration today.  Try this reflection technique with this gorgeous new stamp set yourself.

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Snow Scenes)
cardstock:  Flourishes (Classic White & Black)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
patterned paper:  Simple Stories
ink: Memento, Ranger Distress
embossing folder: Sizzix
ribbon, string: Flourishes
gems:  Hero Arts


Tricia T said...

Gorgeous, Ally! I haven't seen the mirror image technique done for awhile, and yours is BEAUTIFUL!

KimCreate said...

Ally, this card is fabulous! The mirror image is beautiful, the colors you used and that fabulous deer image. NICE!!

ChristineCreations said...

Ally - this is just beautiful! The colours are so amazing, and the reflection technique (and the waterlines) give such realism! Stunning design!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful Ally! Your reflection on the water and shading is wonderful.

Marsha Reed said...

Lovely card, Allison. Love the mirror image and the colors you used.

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful card, Allison. Love the scene you created. :)

Natalie said...

Wow! What a great card, love the reflection, absolutely beautiful!

Unknown said...

Beautiful scene and colors, Allison!! Love the double pullout! Super job as always!

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