Introducing... Mountain View


There is something so majestic about seeing mountain wildlife in their element, and today we have an amazing scenic set to show off to you.  It's an elk standing ready with a beautiful mountainside in the background - that's the centerpiece of this 4" by 3" set penned by Lauren Pope. Perfect for the guys in your life, this set features one main image as well as three sentiments.

We think it's an impressive and stately image and our Design Team is ready to show it off to you bringing it to life!  Don't forget to look for:
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Hi again everyone!  This stamp set is very near and dear to my heart.  It reminds me of both my Dad whom was an avid hunter and outdoors man, whom I lost last year but it also reminds me of our life living in BC for 4 years.  Almost every month of year, we would see some kind of elk in the valley we lived in. I mean I didn't live in the "Elk Valley" for nothing!!!  Here's a shot of an elk herd with the snow capped Rockies in the back ground...

So I had to take this beautiful new stamp set and just have fun with it!  There is so much dimension built into the focal image that I knew I would have to layer it up...

I stamped my image 6 times onto Flourishes Classic White Cardstock to get all of my layers!  I fussy cut each layer and build my image back up to put inside my card's window.

I added some fun glitter to my image to mimic snow!

I used the following Copic Collections to colour my layers:

Here's a better close up of all the different layers of paper...  (Note to self:  Next time, mask or eliminate the elk in the final sky layer!  Too hard to line up all those super fine antlers.)

I even decorated the inside of my card too!

Hope you enjoyed my trip to the wilds today.  Check out Christine Okken's blog next!

Join us back here tomorrow for a thankful Autumn set that will bless you!

I also created this card for the Christmas Card Challenges blog; Challenge #37; "Evergreen Trees".

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes (Mountain View)
cardstock: Flourishes, Bazzill
patterned papers:  Simple Stories
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic
metallic string: Flourishes
gold pearls: Micheals
other: thread.

35 comments:

guilinger2 said...

Beautiful! impressive fussy cutting!

flourishes said...

Absolutely stunning..the dimension and fussy cutting make this one impressive statement. Luck is the person that will receive this card.
Thanks for all you do for Flourishes!
Jan Marie

Theresa said...

Love how you layered up this image...great card!

Kim said...

What a beautiful way of using this image!! I love your snow capped mountains. I also like the way you used the striped paper on an angle.

jonim52 said...

Stunning card.

Tamara D said...

Very beautiful trip to the wilds! Fabulous job on this!

KimCreate said...

Oooooohhhh, Beautiful card and fabby new image!

alicaz said...

oh wow, absolutely stunning! Love the scene and colors you used too!

Marsha Reed said...

Beautiful card! I really like how you layered.

Sue D said...

I like all the layers and the framing.

JoanneO said...

Great card! I love the layers. You sure put a lot of work into this card and it is worth it!

Joan V said...

Wow, this is awesome. This is just the inspiration I needed to make a masculine card.

Pattie J. said...

the 3d effect is powerful for a powerful image. what hunter wouldn't love this card. Or to just appreciate the beauty within nature, as God created them.....lovey, just lovely.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Ally, you did such a beautiful job with this set! I love that you made it Christmassy too. The layering is amazing. And I love the sparkle too!

Petti said...

Gorgeous colouring! love the scenery you create!

Nancy said...

WOW!!! Your card is AMAZING!!! Love all the layers but especially love this stamp set. I shy away from making masculine cards because I never have the right stamps. This one is PERFECT!!!

TLady said...

OH ALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! I APPRECIATE ALL THE LAYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS WORTH IT! :) AND the snow scene is GREAT!!!!!!:) I ALSO LOVE that it looks like a Christmas Card!!!!!!:) Your photo on the elk herd is GREAT TOO!!!!! :) We don't live in "Elk Valley," but we DO HAVE ELK here! We went to step out our back door one morning---taking the dog out & there just a FEW YARDS AWAY was an ELK! He just stood there!!! (They ARE A MAJESTIC ANIMAL!) AND we stood there with our mouths open!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!! HE WAS BIG!!!!!!!!!!! (It's when I went to get the camera he left! He MUST have been Camera Shy!) :) Sorry to hear about your dad's passing! It's NICE to have things like this that bring back FOND MEMORIES of him for you!!!! :)

loyaz said...

What an incredible image and card creation. This is the most exciting stamp to come out in ages.
loyaz at yahoo dot com

Makiko Jones said...

What a beautiful shadow box card, Ally!! I love the winter scene and Christmas colors. Fabulous glitter detail too.

Ida said...

Wow! This is just stunning. You really went all out with the fabulous dimensional look your gave this card.

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is absolutely stunning Ally! You certainly put a lot of work into showcasing this beautiful new stamp. Love it!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is perfect and I love that striped paper and your elegant snowflake!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning card, Ally! Love how you have colored and glittered your landscape.

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

Beautiful! Outstanding! How long did it take to fussy cut all those layers! Especially his antlers! What talent! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What a breathtaking scene you've created! Absolutely gorgeous!

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi Ally - 6 times really popped out literally to me. I love your tole scene with the aperture in the card! Awesome fussy cutting and delightful glittered scene!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous 3-D card, Allison. I love all the details you added to your card. What a beautiful photo you shared too, that would be one amazing scene to see IRL. :)

HappyCrafter said...

Wow! You have outdone yourself! This is over the top fabulous, everything about it!!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty! We have Elk here in PA, but they are very specific to one area and I have only seen them once. Our herd is much smaller.

Nana Griffin said...

Wow! So very majestic looking.

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous Allison! Love what you all did using that new stamp! TFS and joining in on the fun at Christmas Card Challenge #37. :)

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! LOVE all the layers on the deer antlers! Looks great! Love how the image is framed! TFS

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Ooooo!! LOVE how you colored the mountains!! And your layering and sparkle just put this baby over the top!! WOW!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simply gorgeous girlie. I am just getting around to your blog today, forgive me. Well yours and all the challenge entries. ha! Love this wintry scene and fantastic coloring.

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh...the 3D look of this image rocks Ally! Fabulous take on this set!!!