Monday, January 2, 2017

Mountain View

My hubby loves to take nature pictures and just before his birthday he went on a little hike up this mountain to get sunset pictures and that is what inspired my card for him.

I started with the Sizzix basic step card die. Then taking cream cardstock and using distress inks I sponged a sunset background adding a few swipes with my gel pen for clouds. I then added the Memory Box Forest Crows die on top of my sunset. He loves this die.

Then I went on to the mountains on the step side and using Impression Obsessions Mountain Landscape layers die I cut and layered a couple mountains onto the last two steps with just one layer on the front.

Next I cut the Memory Box bare sappling and added Dees Distinctively Tree Toppers die with a little shading with inks on that also.  Next came the Impression Obsession small grass, if you want more lush grass you can cut more but in his photo's on top of the mountain the grass was very sparse. 
Now I don't know if he saw any Squirrels but I am sure they were around so I added one from the Impression Obsession Squirrels set dies

Here is a view more from the top.

So I hope this inspires you to give making a scene of your own a try.

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Alex said...

Perfect for him! Its more than a card, really : )
Hope he has many more outdoor photo adventures this year.

Janice said...

WOW....your card is just fantastic Connie! A fabulous scene set on a stepper card, such a clever idea and so creative with the dies you have used. A real work of art and I'm sure your husband absolutely loved it!

Hussena said...

This is so awesome! I love that you created a centre step card this time. Such lovely layering of die cuts!
I'm sure your hubby must be very impressed :)

Donna Phelan said...

Spectacular! Love your design, the left with the beautiful sunset background and bird silhouettes and the right side, with mountain slopes and tree, how cool is that?!?! Perfect dies and you have used them like a master! Bet he loved this! Happy New Year!

Heidi Stamps said...

This is really neat! I have never seen a step card with such a fun natural scene. This is really pretty, great idea!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! How gorgeous, Connie! All those amazing layers, inked so beautifully, and such lovely "stages" in those scenes! Lovely colors and simply breathtaking! Almost like one of your photoscapes! hugs, de

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, Love this nature card and all the pretty details perfect for your hubby. It really is a beautiful artwork that can be framed too.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and many blessings in 2017!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, Connie, this is so cool! Love, LOVE the bird branch die, and the mountains are fabulous for a step card. I have those mountains, but have never done much with them. Never made a step card, either. Hmmmm... may have to try it!

Debbie said...

awwww, this one is not only beautiful but very special!! you did a GREAT job on this one!!!

Gina said...

Very nice, Connie. I love the squirrel and trees best!

Kat said...


Finally I made her to wish you a Happy New Year! I love how this card looks and the inspiration behind it. Such cute Dies and a new website that I have never heard of Dies R Us. Have a wonderful New Year filled with Health and Love. Hugs

Linda Carson said...

Wow! What a fabulous side step card! There are so many beautiful details to it! I even missed the squirrel until you mentioned him! Outstanding artwork Connie!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Connie. Love the die-cuts, the subtle sponging... the step card works awesome with this scene. Great dimensions!

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow !
This is wonderful ...

All the best Jan