Sunset Scene with Happy Scenes Stamp Set

I have for you today a Sunset Scene featuring the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  I used the sponging technique to create my “Happy Scene”.

Happy Scenes Stampin Up

UPDATE:  This card was chosen as one of Splitcoaststampers’ FAVORITES for the week ending on November 8, 2015!  Splitcoaststamper’s comment:   

“Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you’re in the FAVORITES for the week ending November 8, 2015.”

Using the sponging technique, I created the sunset scene first before using the two stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set to complete the scene.  I love using the Stampin’ Up! Sponges for “sponging”.  I have tried other brands of sponges and I do not get the same result.

What is the sponging technique, you ask?  For the purpose of a greeting card, it is the art Sof using a small portion of a sponge to apply ink in a circular motion onto a piece of card stock.  Sponging is used to achieve a scene, background, or other art form.  When applying the sponging technique for my card, I used several Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pads.  The inks I used are: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Concord Crush (old ink pad), Marina Mist, Pacific Point, and Early Espresso (used in this order – hope you can read the light text :-)).

After achieving my scene, I applied ink to two of the stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set and strategically stamped them onto the scene.  The two stamps are of trees.

Stampin' Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set

If you have used the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set, what do you think about the birds on the tree stamp that is shown on the left of my card?  Personally, I think whoever designed the stamp did not have a good sense of proportions.  When I stamped the image onto the card, I covered my stamp to prevent the two birds at the bottom from showing.  Just my spin on the stamp!!!

Stampin Up Happy Scenes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set Item #139821

I hope you enjoy my card!  Make my day and give me feedback or ask questions on this card or other Guneaux Designs artwork!

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Beverly Polen

Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set