Sunday, 5 March 2017

Scenery Card

Hi Friends

I'd like to share a card with you today. Just to let you know, I am having a crafty giveaway which is open to anyone (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like and you can join in at anytime till April 1, 2017 

Now onto the card, this is a side folding A2 size card in which I did ink blending to create a scenery. I wanted this to be a loving and encouraging card and to look like the big birdie is telling the lil birdie that "I will always be there for you" :) lol ! I think that is pretty cute 

To start I took a panel of iris white cardstock which was die cut using the largest of the stitched rectangle dies. Then I tore a snippet of paper to create the shape of a grassy mound, this was used as a screen. I started blending distress inks first to create the sky part (distress ink colors used- peacock feathers, mustard seed, chipped sapphire and broken china) and then using the other side of the screen to create the grassy ground part (distress ink colors used- twisted citron, evergreen bough and cracked pistachio). A light touch was used along with circular motions to blend the inks and I kept going back to add more color as and where required. A hand cut cloud shape (out of a snippet) was also used to mask off an area of the sky. Out of the Winnie & Walter - A tree for all seasons stamp set, the tree shape was stamped using archival jet black ink onto the grassy area. Then one of the leaves from the same stamp set was stamped on the tree repeatedly in order to create the pattern of a tree in bloom. A snippet of cardstock was used to cut a cloud and then it was colored using zig markers. This was adhered to the card panel on top of the white cloud shape to give more dimension. One of the birdie images from the Taylored Expressions Cling Stamp Set- Mama & Me was stamped on a snippet of iris cardstock with archival ink and then colored using zig markers and an aqua brush. The sentiment was heat embossed onto the panel after the area was prepped with a homemade emboss buddy. The birdie images were fussy cut and then adhered to the panel using double sided foam tape. Finally the panel was adhered to the card base using fevicol glue and in the end 3 star shaped silver sequins were added to the panel using glossy accents. 

Supplies Used:

1. Iris white cardstock 250 gsm for the card base and snippets for some of the images
2. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- A tree for all seasons
Taylored Expressions Cling Stamp- Mama & Me
4. Glossy Accents
5. Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle Dies
6. Homemade emboss buddy
7. Ranger's Fine Detail Lemon Yellow Embossing Powder
8. Tim Holtz Distress Mini Inkpads- peacock feathers, mustard seed, chipped sapphire, broken china, twisted citron, evergreen bough and cracked pistachio.
9. Ranger's round blending tool and foams
10. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens 
11. Ranger's heat tool
12. Aqua brush
13. Acrylic block 
14. Sizzix Bigshot Plus for Die cutting
15. Ranger's Archival Ink- Jet black
16. Star Shaped Sequins
17. Fevicol Glue
18. Double Sided Foam Tape

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished card:--

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Ink Blending Challenge with Vanessa  (I have created the whole background, sky and grass using ink blending)
Pattern Making Challenge with Mayuri (The leaf was stamped onto the tree to create the pattern of a tree in bloom )
Three Challenge with Shay (Three star sequins have been used) 
Sequin Challenge with Kate (3 star sequins have been used to embellish the card)
Bright Colours Challenge with Lydia (bright colors of yellow and orange have been used to color the birds and for the sentiment)
Mooodboard Challenge with Heather P. (I was inspired by the colors- green, blue and yellow in the mood board along with the leaves) 
Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri (The 2 birdies are the cute critters)

Word Art Wednesday Week 272-273 (The birdie stamp is by Taylored Expressions)

Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 271-272 (Snippets were used for the cloud and the birdie image, also to create the screens for ink blending) 

TIME OUT's third birthday party (the card is a love and friendship themed one)

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.


  1. What a cute scene, and loving the birds! Great way how you layered the clouds!
    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More!

  2. Absolutely great scene - so cute! I learned lots reading how you made the card too! Very clever clouds :)


    Di xx

  3. Stunning card, Preeti. The ink blended background is beautiful and the image is adorable. Elizabeth xx

  4. Very cute scene! Scene cards are one of my favourites!

  5. How cute card! Love it! There is a lot of work behind this scene! :)

  6. What a sweet and encouraging card! Every detail is heartwarming and so precious!

  7. What a sweet, sweet card! I love your scene and your blended background. It looks great! But I really love that sweet sentiment as we all can use someone who is there for us. Hugs, Brenda

  8. Beautiful card Preeti.. Lovely BG..Keep rocking..

  9. A really sweet creation and pretty soft colours, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  10. Such a lovely little scene on this card.

    Sue xx

  11. Such a pretty scenic card and lovely inked background. Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


  12. Cute card - love the words too

  13. A really cute scenic card! Very pretty colours too.

  14. Your scene is super cute and you've done great job with blending inks. Thanks for joining our 3rd birthday party at TIME OUT!