The Mountain Air stamp set begs for more room than just a 4″ or 5″ piece of paper! So for this card, two card bases were adhered together to create a panoramic card. Start with 2 Basic White Thick bases, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ each scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″. Then glue the unscored parts together. Leaving the scored sides to meet over the center.
The mountain scene was created on a 10″ x 5″ piece of basic white, stamping the images as follows.
First stamp the lined side of the mountains in Early Espresso about a third of the way up from the bottom. Continue stamping a row all the way across the paper.
Next, flip the stamp over and use the back side. Stamp another row of mountains with Soft Suede, stamping off if the image is too dark.
Third, stamp another row of the back side of the mountains with Crumb Cake ink, a bit above the others.
Fourth, use the back side of the mountain stamp and ink with Granny Apple Green and stamp the bottoms of the Early Espresso mountains and the area below them.
If the Early Espresso mountains lose definition, stamp over them again with Early Espresso, lining up the stamp with the image on the paper.
Stamp the tree image with Soft Succulent ink
Stamp the moon outline with Pale Papaya and then flip the stamp over and stamp again with So Saffron.
Finish up by stamping some clouds with stamped off Sahara Sand.
The image is then cut into two 1 1/2″ strips from each side, leaving a 4″ piece in the center.
Matting Layers of Early Espresso:
Four 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
One 4 1/4 x 5 1/4″
Die cut an Evening Evergreen tree with the Majestic Mountains Die and a label of Crumb Cake with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Stamp the greeting from the Very Versailles stamp set onto the label with Early Espresso ink.
I could sign my name on the label but I think I might write a message on the back of the card instead.
Hope this card inspires you to think large today!