Mountain Air/Majestic Mountain

Dry Brush Background Paired with Mountain Air

Mountain Air

Do you have stamp sets in your collection that you haven't used?

This is my case with the background stamp Dry Brush.  I've had it in my stash for a few months, but never had even opened the case.

I decided that needed to change quick.  Why spend money on something if you're not going to use it?

I will admit that it took me several attempts to get a stamped image that I was happy with.

But, now that I've figured some things out, I absolutely love this background stamp. 

So versatile for adding interest to card creations.

Probably the most important advice I can give you when using this stamp is to set it up on your Stamparatus.  It is a big stamp, and getting a good inking can be tricky, especially if you have it on a block and only have 1 chance of getting a good stamped image.  By setting it on your Stamparatus, you can reink in between stamping, getting full coverage.

Also, if using the Stamparatus, start with a piece of card stock that is a little bit bigger than the stamp.  That way, you can place the magnets to hold it down out of the way of the stamping.  Otherwise, the stamp won't cover the card stock because of the bulk of the magnets.  You can then cut the stamped piece down to fit your project.

The Stamparatus is important too if you are mixing colors like I did with the card above.  Tap the ink pad from the first color in the areas you want and stamp.  Repeat if you want darker colors or need to fill in the image.  I  cleaned the stamp before adding the next color as I found that the inks were looking muddy.  If you want to mix/stamp the colors all at the same time, I suggest dabbing the areas where the colors meet with a paper towel.  This will help get rid of sharp edges left from the ink pads.

For the background above, I started by inking the top parts of the stamp with Pacific Point.

Then, I added Balmy Blue and finished with Rococo Rose. 

The stamp was cleaned in between colors.

I thought the background looked like a mountain sunset, so I added mountain ranges from Mountain Air stamped in Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape ink and cut out using the coordinating Majestic Air die.  The solid image was cut out of Rococo Rose card stock. 

The trees were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out using the coordinating die.  All the layers were popped up using Dimensionals in between them and then added to the Dry Brush background that I had cut down to a smaller size.

The greeting is from Flora and Flutter found in an older Paper Pumpkin set.  I use this greeting quite often as it is one of my favorites.

Stay tuned as I'll be sharing more cards using the Dry Brush stamp over the next few days.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Paper Towel Background

Paper towel background tis the season

One of the things I like to do is recycle and reuse the paper towel I've used to blot the ink on my watercolor projects.

Recently, I made several watercolor wash backgrounds using Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gorgeous Grape inks.

(Click HERE to see some of my creations)

The paper towel I used had a mix of these colors which I thought was really pretty.

So, I used it for the background of this card paired with Mountain Air stamp set and Majestic Mountain Dies.

Simple to do. 

Here's how:

1.  Smooth out the paper towel and set aside to dry completely.  Once dry, separate the plys.  You'll have 2 pieces that you can use for 2 different projects.

2. Attach the paper towel to a piece of scrap card stock using Tombow Glue or Stampin' Seal Adhesive.  By attaching it to a card stock background, you will be able to easily cut it down using a paper trimmer or scissors to fit your project.

3. Stamp mountain image from Mountain Air on watercolor paper using Misty Moonlight and Gorgeous Grape inks.  Cut out using the coordinating Majestic Mountain Die. 

4. Stamp trees on watercolor paper using Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out using coordinating Majestic Mountain Die.

5. Layer images onto paper towel back ground using Dimensionals to pop them up. 

6. Attach to Night of Navy mat.  Attach to Whisper White card base.

7. Stamp greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings using Night of Navy ink.  I used my Stamparatus.

8. Stamp bird image using Night of Navy ink to complete.

 

Happy Stampin'!

October Fresh Ideas-Faux Wood Burning Technique

Faux Burnt WoodLove of Leaves Faux Burnt Wood Technique

Faux burnt wood 1Mountain Air Faux Burnt Wood Technique

 

Pokerwood or Wood Burning is the art form of decorating wood by creating images or writing with controlled burn marks using a heated source such as a poker. 

The results are simple or intricate, but always stunning.

Create your own Burnt Wood look with this simple faux technique.

This is a great technique for those sometimes hard to create masculine-themed cards!

The possibilities are endless for all season and occasion crafting.

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Faux Wood Burning Technique using the stamp sets Love of Leaves and Mountain Air.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on October 20, 2020.

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Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Meets Rectangle Postage Punch

Rectangle Postage Punch

I made this birthday card for Dale, our neighbor and good friend.

I used the stamp set Mountain Air which is perfect for our location in the mountains of southern Colorado.

I paired it with the Rectangular Postage Punch for something a little different.

To make this card, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 2" x 4 1/4".

I stamped the trees first towards the bottom of the card front using Old Olive ink.

Then, I stamped the mountains using Misty Moonlight ink.

To fill in the area between the trees and the mountains, I inked up the bottom of the tree stamp, turned it upside down, off stamped, then stamped to just get the landscape.

After the stamping was done, I punched out 3 panels using the Rectangular Postage Punch, then mounted them on a piece of Old Olive matting.

The greeting comes from Blossoms in Bloom and was stamped on a Very Vanilla card front using Misty Moonlight ink and the Stamparatus.

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Mountain Air, Blossoms in Bloom

Ink: Old Olive, Misty Moonlight

Paper: Misty Moonlight, Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Accessories: Rectangle Postage Punch, Stamparatus, enamel dots

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

July Fresh Ideas-Distressed Glue Technique

Mountain Air Distressed Glue

Add interesting backgrounds to your card creations using the Distressed Glue Technique.

Perfect for adding a beautiful sky background like I did with this card using the stamp set Mountain Air.

All you need is glue and a selection of inks.

The possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My July Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Distressed Glue Technique using the stamp set Mountain Air and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on July 21, 2020.

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Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Sympathy Card

Dee Sympathy

2020 has been a rough year.

This is the 5th sympathy card I've made so far this year.

This one is for the family of a friend who passed away suddenly the end of June.

This one is especially hard for me as she was a good friend.

She was one of the ladies who welcomed us to Wetmore, and was instrumental in introducing us to the community.

I don't know about you, but I usually have someone in mind as I create a card.

This was certainly the case as I created this one.

I could feel her over my shoulder, smiling at this scene, so perfect for our small mountain community.

We stamped together.  She was extremely talented and fussy!

We shared meals together.

We shopped together.

We laughed together.

We worried about fires and flash floods in our community together.

I will miss her smile.

Rest in peace, Dee.

 

Happy Stampin'!

June Fresh Ideas-Double Point Fold Cards

Double Point sunflowersDouble Point Fold Sunflowers, Jar of Flowers

Double PointDouble Point Fold, Mountain Air

 

The Double Point Fold is super simple to create, yet adds a fun dimension to card creations.

Want to learn more?

My June Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Double Point Fold Technique and will feature the stamp sets Jar of Flowers and Mountain Air.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on June 23, 2020.

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Anne

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Mountain Air Thinking of You

Mountain air sympathy thinking of youI guess as I get older, more and more friends I know are losing parents and loved ones.

So sad, but, unfortunately, a way of life.

This is the card I created to send to a friend after the death of a brother (non Corona Virus related.)

I hope it brought some comfort.

I stamped layers of mountains using the Mountain Air stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Very Vanilla card stock full strength and again without reinking.

The trees were stamped in Basic Gray ink and cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Majestic Mountain die.

The tree was cut out of Basic Black card stock using the Big Shot and Majestic Mountain die, and was attached using a small amount of Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.

The greeting comes from Sincere Salutations, a retired set in my stash that I still use often.

 

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Paper Towel Background-Have a Great Day

Paper towel have a great day

I like to craft with the paper towels I have used to clean stamps or blot watercolors. 

They make really interesting backgrounds, and it's always good to recycle and reuse!

I combined the paper towel background with Mountain Air stamp set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies to create this pretty landscape.

The greeting is from the Paper Pumpkin Kit Flora and Fauna and is one of my favorites.

Just remember to separate the plys from the paper towel, giving you two pieces to craft with.  Attach the paper towel to a piece of card stock using SNAIL, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue or a glue stick.  Then, you will be able to easily cut it down to the size you need.

 

Happy Stampin'!

March Fresh Ideas-Bendi or Side Fold Cards

Bendi card frontMountain Air Bendi or Side Fold Card

Painted Poppies Bendi card frontPainted Poppies Bendi or Side Fold Card

 

Bendi or Side Fold Cards!

Create fun fold cards with a slight curve or bend made with just 3 pieces of card stock!

This technique is perfect for creating little landscapes like I did with the Mountain Air and Peaceful Poppies cards.

And don't worry about mailing and extra postage.

The cards can be folded flat for mailing.

Want to learn more?

My March Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bendi or Side Fold Technique. 

I used the Mountain Air Bundle to create a mountain landscape for the first card.

I used Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to create a fun spring-themed card for the second, letting the DSP due most of the work.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on March 24, 2020.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful poppies designer series paper

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Mountain Air Sending Prayers

Sending prayers

Unfortunately, I needed to send out a sympathy card to the family of a neighbor who passed away recently.

The images in the Mountain Air stamp set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies are perfect for our setting here in the mountains of southern Colorado.

You  can view more of my Mountain Air creations HERE.

To create the mountain scene, I started with the background on watercolor paper using Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, and Crushed Curry inks swiped on using an aqua painter.

I heat embossed the detail mountain image using white embossing powder on Night of Navy and Seaside Spray card stock for the first two layers of mountains.  For the third layer, I stamped Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White card stock.

The treeline and landscape were embossed on Garden Green card stock.

The two trees were cut out of Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz card stock and added to the front to give a little more dimension.

 

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Mountain Air, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel, Soft Suede,Versamark

Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: heat tool, white embossing powder, Big Shot, Majestic Mountain Dies, aqua painter, Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Mountain Air Paper Towel Background

Purple Mountains Majesty Paper Towel Background

Mountain air paper towel background

I used the paper towel I had used to blot the Pigment Sprinkles on the two cards I shared HERE to create these Mountain Air background cards.

I often use the paper towels I use to blot watercolor or to clean off stamps.

There is always a great mix of colors with a cool texture of the paper towel.

It's a great way to recycle and reuse!

I separated the plys of the paper towel.   This way, I can make two cards from one paper towel.

I attached  the plys to a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using SNAIL as my adhesive.

Once the paper towel is attached to a sturdy base, it is easy to cut it down to the size needed.

For the mountains on the first card, I stamped the detail side of the mountains found in Mountain Air onto a piece of Highland Heather card stock using Black Berry Bliss ink.

I stamped it again on another piece of Highland Heather card stock without reinking.

Then, I cut them out with the coordinating Majestic Mountain Die.

I cut  a thin strip of Highland Heather card stock and attached it to the first layer of mountains so there would be a straight edge at the bottom.

I then attached the two layers of mountains using Mini Dimensionals in between to pop up the first layer.  I added  them to the paper towel card front, again using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.

I stamped the birds from Mountain Air in Blackberry Bliss ink on the card front using the Stamparatus to get good stamped images.  I also used the Stamparatus to stamp the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings in Blackberry Bliss ink.

The card front was matted to Blackberry Bliss, then attached to Whisper White card base.

The second card is basically made the same except I changed the colors a little bit.

I stamped the first layer of mountains on Pool Party card stock using Blackberry Bliss ink.

I stamped the second layer of mountains on Whisper White card stock without reinking.

I stamped the third layer of mountains  on Whisper White card stock using Blueberry Bushel ink.  I stamped the image on a scrap piece of paper, then stamped again without reinking.

I used Mini Dimensionals in between the layers to pop them up.

 

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Mountain Air, Itty Bitty Greetings

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel

Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party

Accessories: paper towel, Big Shot, Majestic Air Die, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus

 

Happy Stampin'!

January Fresh Ideas-Easy Bridge Cards

Create 3D pop up scenic cards using the easy Bridge Card Technique!
 
Bridge card openMountain Air Bridge Card Opened
 
Bridge card closedMountain Air Bridge Card Closed
 
For this card, the bridge is scored so the card can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope for easy mailing.
 
Friendly Silhouettes Bridge Card
Bridge card
Or, you can make this card where the bridge is not scored so the card will not fold flat.
 
Either way, Bridge Cards are easy to create, and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bridge Card Technique using the Mountain Air and Friend Like You Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on January 21, 2020.

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I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

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