Wetland Reeds and Sunshine

Wetlands 004 Main

The sun shines 6.9 out of 7 days here in Florida – there’s  a reason it’s called sunny Florida.  So I wanted to do a sunny card that reflects the summer feel and what better than the reeds stamp from the Wetlands set.  When I decided to make this card I decided on a particular view – I thought what would a field of wheat look like if I was laying on the ground.  And here is the end result!Wetlands 004 Front

Creative Tips –

  • A one layer card would keep the simplicity of the scene in the forefront.  To create the white space, I masked off the top 1 1/4” and bottom 1” of my card.  I stamped my reed (wheat) in Versamark and then the Crushed Curry Classic Ink several times across my card.  Wetlands 004 CU
  • I embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder and used the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and VersaMarker with Clear Embossing Powder to fill in the base of the image.
  • Soft Sky Classic Ink formed my base for the sky.  I used a brayer to apply a good base across from the top and base, and then again from the left and right.  Wetlands 004 Side
  • Using 1/2” on my brayer, I applied some Pacific Point to the top of my sky.
  • For a little more depth, I sponged a tiny bit of Midnight Muse at the very edge of the upper sky.
  • The greeting is stamped in Pacific Point using the new Four You set.

This card reminds me of the mid-west.  It just makes me happy and I see field of wheat and grass in the late summer.  I hope you like it too! 

Be sure to check back in the beginning of July for my online brayer classes and technique videos.  You won’t wan to miss these step by step how to videos that will help you to master this amazing and artistic technique. 


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Wetlands 004 Angle

Stamp Sets – Wetlands (126697c, 126695w), Four You (130538c, 130535w) Ink – Soft Sky (131181), Pacific Point (126951), Crushed Curry (131173), Midnight Muse (126860), Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker (131264), Versamark (102283) Paper –Whisper White (100730) Cool Tools – Brayer(102395),Stampin’ Sponges (101610), Clear Embossing Powder (109130)

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  1. Thanks Sue – I totally agree, yesterday’s card is my fav, but I love this one too! It’s a totally different perspective – I feel like I’m laying in a field of wheat…lol! 🙂
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  2. suemacdon says:

    another beautiful card; if I were to chose 1, it would be yesterday’s card; again, love what you share, so keep ’em coming!

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