Sunset Silhouettes

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs 1:23 eHey friends!  Have you seen the new dies and stamps released over at Elizabeth Craft Designs?  Well, today I thought I would play with another new die, the Tree die set.  I thought it actually would be fun to create a sunset silhouette to create these two striking, yet simple designs.

img_4504Step One:  Die cut two trees and two patches of grass from the Tree die set using Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

img_4506Step Two:  Trim two piece of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5×5 inches.

Step Three:  Using Distress Oxides, create a ombre sunset background on one of the piece of cardstock.  I used Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany to create this back drop.  Sprayed the bottom forth of the paper with clean water to create a water effect.  I added a little Black Soot Distress Oxide to the bottom corners of the cardstock to help the water effect look more realistic.

img_4505Step Four:  Trim the bottom of one of the piece of grass die cut so it curves and looks like the edge of a body of water.

img_4507Step Five:  Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the tree silhouette and grass silhouette to the card.  Trim the bits that hang over the cardstock.

img_4508Step Six:  Trim a piece of Rust Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold at the 6 inch mark to create a 6×6 card frame.  Trim another piece of 6×6 inches rust cardstock and die cut it with the largest Frame It/Stitched Square die.

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs 1:23 cStep Seven:  Adhere the sunset to the card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and the rust frame over the sunset with 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs 1:23 dStep Eight:  Stamp the sentiment from the Little Words that Mean a Lot stamp set in brown ink.  I used Archival Tree Branch.

img_4509Step Nine:  Repeat step three on the second piece of 5×5 white cardstock.  This time use Distress Oxides in purple tones.  I used Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, and Wilt Violet.  Adhere the tree and the grass silhouette to the bottom of the page using the kids choice glue.

img_4510Step Ten:  Trim a piece of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold at the 6 inch mark to make a 6×6 card frame.  Trim a piece of Perfect Purple Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches and die cut with the largest Frame It/Stitched Square die.

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs 1:23 aStep Eleven:  Adhere the purple sunset to the card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Add the purple frame over the sunset using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs 1:23 bStep Twelve:  Add the sentiment from the Little Words Mean a Lot stamp set in purple ink.  I used ScrapBerry Stains in Purple.

ek gorman, elizabeth craft designs 1:23 e

Thanks for peeking in today.  Make sure you pop over to Elizabeth Craft Designs to see the entire new release!  Until then, Happy Crafting.


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