Monday, July 26, 2010

Capturing Mountains

I recently did a swap on a non-crafting related message board that I belong to.  The swap was to exchange local goodies to help someone learn about your area of the country.  Most people were sending food related items in their swap, but I was having some difficulty coming up with anything for Colorado.  We don't really have a local food unless you want to count Rocky Mountain Oysters and I wasn't too keen on sending those to my unsuspecting swap buddy.  That would just be kind of cruel.  I did end up sending some food from local all natural food companies here in Colorado, but I didn't think that was enough.  One thing that Colorado is really know for is our gorgeous mountains.  We are VERY proud of our mountains and pretty much think that they make Colorado on of the prettiest places on Earth.  So I wanted to send something that represented the mountains, but not just a photo or a rock.  What's a girl to do?  I finally figured it out... Why not make a set of blank cards with a mountain theme and some natural hand made papers.  So I set to work.  I had some hand made paper that I have had sitting around for years that I broke out and I also broke out my Bosskut Gazelle to cut out some leaves and mountain shapes.  I decided the best thing to do to make the mountains was to create a stencil with my Gazzelle and spray them on with Glimmer Mist.  I am really happy with how they turned out and I hope my swap buddy enjoys the cards.


  1. Love those cards! Great glimmer misting technique! I'm sure she'll LOVE them!!!!!