Stampin’ Up! Many sets: Take 2

OK, so yesterday I made a window card with a sunset on the ocean. Today features the same window card with a different scene. For instructions on how to cut this card, see yesterday’s post.

card front

Instead of an ocean, I have grass and instead of a sunset, there is just blue sky above. After masking off the lower part of the card I very lightly sponged Soft Sky ink using a sponge I had previously used for sponging Night of Navy. It was clean, but perhaps still had a tiny bit of ink left. This made a nice sky. I then reversed the mask and sponged the grass with Pear Pizazz, then, using the same sponge, added some Garden Green. art panel

Always Artichoke ink and the grass stamp from High Tide put some clumps of tall grass in my lawn. Using Stampin’ Write markers in Early Espresso and Pear Pizazz, I inked the tree stamp from Thoughts and Prayers, huffed on it to bring back the moisture and stamped it on the horizon. This completed the art panel.

For the front, using the largest die in the Layering Circles framelits, I cut the window. I used the same sponging treatment for both the upper and lower parts, matching the horizon to the art piece and keeping the coloring VERY light.

card front detail

I die cut the large branch in the Seasonal Layers dies in Early Espresso.

On Powder Pink card stock, I stamped the small flowers in the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Powder Pink, and stamped their centers in Early Espresso.  Angling the branch across the front and over the window, I dry fit the branch and flowers until I was satisfied with the arrangement. Liquid glue adhered the branch as well as the flowers.

Next, I used a scrap of wood grained DSP from the Wood Textures stack to die-cut the Adirondack chair using the die from Seasonal Layers. This bundle is SO versatile, if it isn’t on your wish list, perhaps it should be. I attached the chair to the front with mini stampin’ dimensionals.

The ground looked rather bare, so I added a couple of fallen flowers, running them off the edge of the front and cutting them even.

The sentiment is stamped in Soft Sky ink on Whisper White card stock with a stamp from another versatile stamp set, Beautiful Bouquet. Before stamping the sentiment, I stamped the tree from Thoughts and Prayers in stamped off twice Sahara Sand. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Beautiful Bouquet.


The card is done. On to the medium Whisper White envelope. The front has three of the small Powder Pink flowers with Early Espresso centers, while the flap got an Early Espresso branch  with some Powder Pink flowers. All envelope stamps are from Colorful Seasons.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards. It is nice to be able to include a surprise in a card, in this case, the third layer with the window highlighting the art.

Thank you for stopping by.

OH! Lest I forget…today is the day for early ordering the new Carols of Christmas bundle. This is the one with the moon and stars die I used in yesterday’s card. It is a great set and one which will offer lots of inspiration and possibilities!


Card Cuts: Whisper White: card 8-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 4-1/4″ and 5-1/2″, cutting off the upper left quarter; sentiment 4″ x 5-1/4″; Soft Sky: sentiment mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″; Wood Textures: chair scrap about 2″ x 3″; Early Espresso: branch 1-1/2″ x 5″; Powder Pink: flowers scrap, approximately 2″ x 5″.

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