Thursday, October 26, 2017

Farm Sunset

Hi there,

Glad you stopped by today! I'd like to share a quick card that I made using some stamps from four different Sparkle N Sprinkle Sets and three of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousses.

This card is a breeze to make if you have the new Tonic Stamp Platform! First wipe the cardstock thoroughly with the Anti-static bag, this is important when using embossing powders. You don't want any stray flakes of the powder on your project. Then simply take your stamps and position them face down on to your cardstock in the platform. Here I used the cow image from the October Reveal set Farm Fresh - Cows Set #2 (878), the tree image is from the Right Beside You Set 812 and the birds are from Wetlands #2 Set 791.

I inked up the stamps with the Nuvo Clear Mark pad, I did it in the platform and this gets them all stamped evenly with the embossing ink in one go.

The card was removed from the platform and applied with Black Detail and heat embossed.

Now on to the background. This could have been done first and then stamped on top, after making sure the mousse was completely dry (it does dry quickly) and then applying the anti static bag over the background. I felt it was easier to do it this way. The mousse can be wiped off the images easily with a tissue. I covered the entire piece with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Lemon Sorbet.  As you can see from the photo below I like to use the big jumbo daubers to do my mousse backgrounds, but the dual tipped blender brushes can also be used.

I then applied Orange Blush and Indian Gold to achieve my sunset look.

For my sentiment (from Farm Fresh - Tractor Set 877),  I just decided to stamp directly on the scene instead of using a die cut. So after the mousse was completely dry, I applied my Static Free bag again and then put the scene back in the platform. The sentiment was inked with the Clear Mark ink again and then heat embossed in black.

So to finish off my card I layered the scene on to black and tied a little knot in a piece of raffia (thought it looked like straw) and wrapped it around the back. I then layered the cardfront to a piece of leftover textured wallpaper, that was layered on to a Kraft card base.

Here is a list of the products used in my card:

Tonic Stamp Platform

Hope you've enjoyed your visit to my farm today.

I'd like to play along in the following Challenges:




  1. Moooooooo! Isn't this oh-so-gorgeous? I love that moussed background, and all the silhouette pretties combined from the various sets, Shona. It looks like our pasture used to look when we had cows, and the herons would fly overhead, and of course, the old oak trees reaching out across the pasture to hold hands with each other. It's a beautiful card! xx

  2. Oh I loooooooove this card Shona. Very peaceful county scene. Gorgeous mousse background - I need more. Love the textured wallpaper. Everything balances perfectly.

  3. Beautiful country scene. Love the ducks and amazing background! Thank you for playing at The Male Room. =) Tracie (Guest Designer)

  4. This is mooovelous! I love that set and am so tempted to order it too. You did a great job on your scene background as well. And I love the raffia ribbon as it reminds me of a piece of straw. I don't miss milking the cows but I love to see them still on cards. It brings back memories for sure.

  5. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  6. hank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  7. OH! such a beautiful scene you have created, love the sunset colours and the silhouette of the animals, love the addition of the raffia knot makes it so "country". Another wonderful tutorial Shona. As I am here, I'll put my DT hat on too and say good to have you play with us at The Male Room. Faith DT

  8. Stunning card, Shona. You've created a fabulous scene. xx

  9. Love this it is gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  10. I love it. Nice work, looks great. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  11. Beautifully created scene, the tree is just perfect for it...another stunner!!

  12. You have made a gorgeous silhouette scene, love it. Thank you for showing us how it was created and for sharing it with us at TMR.

  13. This is so beautiful your creative process. I dont use the anti static bag often enough....always lazy !!! You have inspired me to keep it right on my desk so that the next time I can try some of the beautiful techniques you have shown. SO inspiring!!! Cheers
    Dr Sonia

  14. What a beautiful scene - I love the silhouettes & the embossing! Thanks for playing along at The Male Room Challenge Blog!

  15. What a great card you made. Fantastic work with silhouette :-))
    I am so glad you played along with us at The Male Room.

  16. Oh this is such a great silhouette and stunning background, Shona! So fresh and fun!


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!