June 13, 2019 2 Comments
Can I just say... I love creating backgrounds for cards! Kindred Stamps has some great stencils and I love their Forest Stencil. Not only do you get the open stencil of the tree-scape, you get the trees part that was cut out as well! Let me share how I created this evening forest background
I started with a piece of medium green cardstock and place the solid tree-scape across upper part of he card and using a dauber created the sky with Mermaid Lagoon, Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet Distressed Inks. Before removing the stencil piece, I flicked a few drops of water on it to create a night sky. Once the droplets dried, I placed the open tree stencil below the 1st line of trees and Peeled Paint Distress Ink to daub the trees darker at the top and fading down to the actual paper color. Next I tore the length of a piece of copy paper to make a ground edge to stencil on Evergreen Bough and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. below is a closer look at the finished background. I really like how it came together.
My finished card features a combination of two stamp sets, Forest Elves and Size Doesn't Matter. I engineered it to light up as you slide one figure to the meet the other You can see in the progression in the photo below with the light in the characters hand. The images are colored with alcohol markers and metal marker. The light in hand is a 3 mm white LED clear lens. I used copper tape and a small battery to create the connection to light up.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to create a night time forest background. Check out all the wonderful stencils Kindred Stamps has to offer. Be sure to join the Kindred Stamp Fan Club on Facebook. See what other club members create and share your Kindred Stamps creations with us. I cannot wait to see your inspirations!
Happy Creating ~ Jenn Gross
June 13, 2019
I love this! Especially the light up aspect. Would you be willing to share some visuals on how the copper tape, LED, and battery are laid out?
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June 13, 2019
This is so cool – love your background