Yep, It’s National Mountain Climbing Day! First, let me say you’ll will never get me to climb a mountain. But I do ride a tricycle! My dog rides in the back (pic. on right).
Here’s how I made this card:
Step 1: Cut a pc. of white cardstock in a rectangle that measures .25 x 7″. Using a stencil by Susan Tierney Cockburn called S016 – Earth and Sky stencil clouds with PanPastels 520.5 Ultramarine Blue on the top half of this rectangle.
Step 2: I used this die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Western Edges which is no longer available. It is a Karen Burniston die set. Cut both the mountain one and the horse one from white cardstock. The mountain one was cut by putting the die at the top of a 6 x 5.25″ white cardstock rectangle and colored with PanPastel’s 780.5 Raw Umber and 250.5 Diarylide Yellow. The horse die was cut from a white cardstock rectangle measuring 5.25 x 4″. I colored the horses with Copic Markers and the rest was colored with the same two PanPastels as the mountain layer but with less of the Raw Umber. The 3 grass pcs. were also cut from scrap white cardstock and colored lightly with the Raw Umber also. The barbed wire was cut from Silver Mirror cardstock.
Step 3: Make a base card by scoring an 8.5 x 11″ at 5.5″ and fold over for a book fold card. Now start layering your 3 western edges as shown on top the stenciled “clouds” layer. Add the 3 grass pcs. and the barbed wire pc.
Step 4: I created the sentiment by using stamps from this set from Elizabeth Craft Designs: CS077 – Sentiments 2 – Just Because I love both the size and font in this set. Plus, it’s on SALE for 5.95!
Thanks so much for taking a look. I love visitors and comments or questions. I hope you’ll take the challenge this week and show us you version of the “Mountain” challenge.
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clear Double Sided Adhesive 10mm
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Walmart: Reflections 110lb. white cardstock
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue