Stampin’ Up! Nature Sings Retirement

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My card for today’s post uses the Nature sings stamp set in the 2017-18 annual catalog. This set makes a great masculine card for any occasion.

I first stamped the bull in Soft Suede and very lightly used the blender pen to sort of fill out the color. I then stamped the smaller elk also in soft suede. While I had the stamps handy I stamped them on plain paper to make a mask and fussy cut them.

After placing the mask over the elk, I VERY LIGHTLY sponged the background in Soft Sky and Soft Suede. I stamped the trees, also in the set, in Always Artichoke. Asecond set of trees slightly lower and off the edge of the panel came next. After removing the mask, this panel was liquid glued to a mat of Early Espresso.

I proceeded on to the sentiment, which is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I use this set a lot because they fit in small spaces and also because there are a great variety of occasions. Using Early Espresso ink and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of very Vanilla card stock, snipped the ends for the flag and glued it to a mat of Early Espresso. Using a tiny hole paper punch I punched the holes for the brads, attached them and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the front.

Using some very fine jute twine I wrapped it three times around this panel, taping it on the back. I then tied a bow near the left side and the front is finished.

Inside I stamped the smaller elk, also in Soft Suede on a Very Vanilla panel and sponged Soft Suede around the edges.

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The sentiment is from the Sorry for Everything stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso, again using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. This panel was liquid glued to an Early Espresso mat and into the Always Artichoke card base. Done!

The envelope received the same Soft Suede elk on the front and some Always Artichoke pine boughs, again, from the Nature Sings stamp set, went on the flap.

I hope you like this card. After a couple of false starts on the background, I am please with the way this turned out.

If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would be happy to help you. Please leave comments below the list of card cuts and products used for this card.

Card Cuts: Always Artichoke: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Early Espresso:  inside and front mats 4″ x5-1/4″, sentiment flag mat 7/8″ x 2-1/4″; Very Vanilla: sentiment panels inside and front 3-3/4″ x 5″, sentiment flag 5/8″ x 2″

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