I was able to work with the new Fun Stamper’s Journey MARCH STAMP CLUB recently, and when I saw these images, I immediately wanted to make sunset and twilight backgrounds for them! These windmills were perfect for stamping on the top of a hill, so that’s what I did here.
In my process video, I wanted to show how you can make a twilight or sunset background just by switching up your ink colors.
I first started by ink blending my backgrounds. I used a variety of colors of SURFACE INKS. For my sunset background, I used PHONEBOOK, JACK-O-LANTERN, and WAGON. For the purple twilight background, I used five colors- HONEYSUCKLE, ROUGE, MARSALA, PLUM, and MIDNIGHT.
Once my backgrounds were fully blended, I stamped out the windmills using my MISTI and my VERSAFINE BLACK INK. This is a pigment ink, so it stamps on nice and dark, but you also have to keep in mind that it does take a bit longer to dry.
I also used this ink to create the hills that the windmills are sitting on. I did this by cutting out a sloped shape from Brutus Monroe MASKING PAPER and then applying my VERSAFINE INK directly from the ink pad to the paper. Again, make sure you allow this ink to fully dry to avoid smudging your backgrounds!
I finished these cards by stamping out the sentiments and also adding a grouping of tulips to the bottom corner of the card.
These cards are a great one-layer card that are simple enough, but also has a punch of color! I love the silhouette of those windmills, dont you?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed these cards and that they offered you a little inspiration for your own cardmaking. I have links below to the items I used.
Until next time,