Tone on Tone Scenic Card

Tone on Tone Scenic Card

Donny shows you how to use a variety of Ranger inks, include Distress and Distress Oxide to create this tone-on-tone scenic card.

Stamps Used

  • Trees Unmounted Rubber Sheet

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  • Needle Sprig

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  • Flying Bird

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  • Double Pinecone

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Supplies Used

  • Lawn Fawn – Lawn Clippings – Hillside Stencils

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  • Art Glitter Glue Metal Tip Attachment

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  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – Cream
  • Cardstock – Black
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Envelope – Kraft
  •  Paper Trimmer
  • Distress Oxide – Vintage Photo
  • Distress Oxide – Walnut Stain
  • Pink and Main Blending Brush
  • Spray Bottle – Water
  • Heat Tool


The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in cream cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!

For the other cuts you’ll need:

  • Cardstock – Black, cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Watercolor Paper, cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Place the cloudy stencil on your watercolor paper about 1/2″ from the top. Ink the blending brush once in Vintage Photo, blend onto the paper and stencil, rotate the stencil and move down the paper. Do not re-ink, just use what’s in the brush as you move to about 1/2 way the paper, about 4 rotations.

Place the hill stencil right below the clouds with the U shape placed like a rainbow. Ink the blending brush and apply to the bottom portion of the card front and up on the stencil. This part will be fairly dark.

Mount the tree stamp and ink it in Vintage Photo. Stamp it one at the bottom of the card, then stamp again on the hillside with out re-inking. Do this at least four times. Fill in the bottom of the card with trees, eve stamping over the first ones.

Using Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo and the Tonic Blending Brush, pounce on the hillside to add texture. Now, brush the outside edge of the card. Now, do the same thing with the Black Soot, focusing on the edges. Then run the ink pad down all sides of the card.

Place the card front into a tray and spritz with water. Dry with a heat tool.

Ink the Deer in Sepia. I started with the Daddy Deer first and I stamped him toward the left of center, then the Mama Deer to the right with a Baby Deer following the Daddy Deer and one running in between the Daddy and Mama Deer. Stamp the Flying Bird in the sky toward the right.

Ink the Needle Sprig in Jet black ink and stamp it along the edge of the card, stopping when you reach the trees. Stamp the Double Pinecone here and there within the sprigs.

Now it’s time to assemble! Glue the stamped panel to the black cardstock, placing it so that it has an even black border around and then glue that to the card base – it’s that simple!

For the envelope brush Walnut Stain around the edge of the front of the envelope. Stamp the Needle Sprig around the perimeter in Jet Black ink. Follow that with the Double Pinecones in the same ink. Rub the edge of the envelope with black ink.

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