One of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog is Snow Front.
With the mountains, pine trees, snow, and even the cute little country cabin, it is the perfect set for my surroundings here in the mountains of southern Colorado.
I played around with the set to create some different watercolor landscapes.
For both cards, I started by creating a mask for the moon cut out of a post-it-note using my 1 3/4" circle punch.
I laid the stencil on my watercolor paper card front and sponged on metallic silver ink.
For the first card, I placed the punched circle over the sponged moon, and added Pacific Point and Highland Heather inks to create the sky.
Next, I stamped the trees and landscape using Highland Heather ink and the water using Seaside Spray and Balmy Blue inks.
To create the reflection, I stamped the trees on my Silicone Craft Mat in Highland Heather ink. Then, I turned the mat so the image would be upside down. I placed it on the bottom section of the card front and gently rubbed the backside of the mat with my fingers, transferring the ink to the paper.
For the second card, after sponging the moon, I stamped the mountains using Soft Suede ink. I tapped Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock, and Highland Heather inks on the tree stamp to get the three-tone coloring. A simple watercolor wash using an aqua painter was done to create the water.
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Stamp Set: Snow Front, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card #1: Highland Heather, Pacific Point, Seaside Spray, Balmy Blue, silver metallic
Card #2: Highland Heather, Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, silver metallic
Card 1: Balmy Blue, Rich Razzleberry, watercolor
Card 2: Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, watercolor
Accessories: post-it-note, 1 3/4" circle punch, sponge, Silicone Craft mat, aqua painter, Stamparatus