Sending Sunshine At a Snowy Retreat

Is anybody else tired of snow???  
I created this card at a recent stamping retreat hosted by BCreative Stamping.  Betsy Crider's retreats are fun, inspiring and refill your creative soul.  If you ever get the chance to go into the mountains of Central PA with Betsy, take it... but make sure you beat the snow getting there.  As we drove into Madisonburg Mountain, the snow-covered roads became a little scary--- but we were determined to go stamping!!!


Once we were there, the view was beautiful. These are the adorable cabins that we sleep in for the weekend.

Now, back to the card. 

Items used:
  • Sending Sunshine Stamp Set (in Annual Catalog 2020-2021)
  • Dies and Punches: Seasonal Layers, Heart die, and ½" circle punch 
  • Paper: Night of Navy Cardstock, Basic White (4" x 5¼") and smaller piece (4" x 4¼")
  • Inks: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Misty Moonlight, Crumbcake and Early Espresso
  • Tools: Blender Brushes, Sponge
I used the Seasonal Layers Dies (retired) to cut the Adirondack chairs out of Early Espresso paper and a large heart die to cut the center of the basic white cardstock.  If you don't have a heart die, a circle or oval would also work.
On the smaller white paper, stamp the water in Misty Moonlight. Cut the circle with the punch and place it with temporary adhesive for the moon.  Using blender brushes, apply the ink starting with Highland Heather closest to the moon, then Gorgeous Grape. Then apply Misty Moonlight to the rest getting darker in the areas farthest from the moon.  When you are happy with it, remove the circle.  Voila!
Now, use a sponge to apply some Crumbcake in the lower area of your larger Basic White paper to be the sand.  Then use the stamps in Crumbcake to create the darker shadows that will be under the chairs and anywhere else you like. I put some coming off the paper on each side.  Stamp the plants in Early Espresso.  Use glue to adhere the chairs. 
Position your moonscape piece under the beach piece so that you know where it needs to be positioned before you adhere it to the cardstock.  Then adhere the beach piece using dimensionals- I used a lot of dimensionals. 
I know that it sounds hard and looks hard but it is not!!!  
Feel free to email me with any questions.  I would love to see what you make- send me pics!!

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