Waterfront stunner by Dawn K


I had to share this beautiful card with you! It was the winner of a recent swap I participating in. My friend Dawn Kloman swapped this card with the group! It is gorgeous! It uses a stamp set from the Occasions catalog, called Water Front which allows you to create lots of scenic cards! I will give you the supply list as I think is shown and will give you some tips for recreating this or something similar.

Card Basics:
Cardbase (Soft Sky) 4 1/2" x 11", scored at 5 1/2" along the long side and folded in half to make a top hinge card.

Accent layer (Very Vanilla) 4" x 5 1/4"

Focal layer (Watercolor paper) 3 3/4" x 5"

Start with the mountain in the background. At about 1/3 of the way down (above half and under 1/4 of the way) stamp the mountain using black ink.

Next using the same ink stamp the trees a few times until you get the "grove" you want.

Using Garden Green ink, stamp off and add a little ground under the mountain and the trees.

Ink up the mountain stamp again with Black ink and stamp a "rock" formation in the bottom right hand corner.

To create the reflective trees in the water, stamp the trees onto a window sheet using black ink. I would do a light stamping off on scratch paper. Then turn the trees upside down and stamp onto the paper, press lightly to transfer the ink.

You will be using the variety of colors to create your sun as it sets behind the trees and the mountain. Start with Daffodil delight on a sponge dauber. Do a fairly heavy circle shape in the middle of the paper. Then spread the yellow out away from the center in a half circle motion. Use the orange, pink, purple, and blue. Play with this until you get the color combination and look you like.

Some of the beautiful touches that Dawn did were adding white highlights to the trees (in the reflection too) and the mountain.

She added an ink pad to paper edge to the whole watercolor piece by running the edge of the paper against the black ink pad.

Her final touch, which doesn't show well in the photo is using Wink of Stella clear as an accent on the water and the non-white edges of the trees.