This month I need a birthday card for my uncle. Since it's still snowy and blustery outside I thought a winter themed card would be appropriate. Nichole's new Papertrey set called Through the Trees was the perfect set to reach for. It's a great nature and guy themed set all in one.
To create my winter scene, I used two shades of blue Copic markers shown above, Clearly Creative Cardstock and a Brown Stazon Ink Pad. I stamped the trees image onto the clear cardstock with the Brown Stazon ink pad. I then trimmed my image to the desired finished size. Next I turned my stamped image over to work on the back side. It's really easy to make the blue background. Simply color back and forth across the clear cardstock. I used the darker marker on the top and the lighter marker on the bottom, using one marker for each half of my piece of clear cardstock.
When you place the colored image onto a neutral background like Rustic Cream Cardstock, the blue variations of the markers resemble drifts of snow........or perhaps a winter lake scene with blue sky in the background. Very beautiful and the shiny appearance of the card is very striking too.
For the rest of my card, I used patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle, Papertrey Enchanted Evening cardstock and ribbon, brown brads and a birthday sentiment from Vintage Picnic. For variations on this technique, use different colored markers to resemble a sunset or perhaps a rainbow.
Have a great day everyone! Today is the 19th which means it's my first personal day of my 12 Days of Me concept. I really am too swamped to take the day off but I've planned for it, and have been looking forward to it....so here goes!! Check back later, I might even pop in to let you know of my scrapbooking progress. :)