Stampin’ Up! Camo

Morning everyone! This week at Splitcoaststampers, Stampin’ Up demonstrator Kelly Acheson did a tutorial on making a card for men using camouflage on the card. I thought it was pretty cool, so I have CASed her card, well sort of. It is pretty much like the one she did, with a couple of minor changes.detail

She began, as did I, by taking her Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad and drawing it across a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Here is the trick, folks. She then wadded it up! Yep. Crumpled it really good! Then, she, and I, smoothed it out the best you can and dabbed Old Olive over it, using the stamp pad. This only hits the high spots. Let it dry a bit, then crumple it some more. Really wad it up! Smooth it out again and dab some Early Espresso over it with the stamp pad. Crumple again and smooth, then use some dabs of Always Artichoke, again using the stamp pad directly to the paper. Here is where you might want to dab at some spots that are too light. I did add just a touch of Wild Wasabi also. When dry, smooth with your hands, then use your bone folder to smooth even more. Adhere to an Early Espresso mat with liquid glue. Set aside. This looks pretty darn good!

I used the retired Lucky Stars TIEF on a piece of Crumb Cake for my mat, which is adhered to the card base with Tear & Tape.

The sentiment, from Big on Birthdays, is stamped in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and matted on Early Espresso. Starting in the center, I stamped the stars, also from Big on Birthdays, across the bottom in Early Espresso.front

Layer the camo piece and the sentiment piece on the Starry mat and adhere. Since the sentiment is over the camo layer, I used liquid glue on that end and Stampin’ Dimensionals on the outer end. Wind a piece of Linen Thread around three fingers 3 times and tie off, leaving a loop. Use a Glue Dot to adhere this to the camo piece above the sentiment.

The inside is one piece of Crumb Cake, stamped with the boots from Country Livin’ in Early Espresso and colored in with my Stampin’ Write Crumb Cake Marker. I added a few shadows with my Early Espresso marker, stamped the sentiment, also from Big on Birthdays and this card is finished.inside

The envelope got a pair of boots on the front and debossed stars on the flap.

This would be a great card for anyone in the military or with a military background, or, for any man, especially maybe one who likes to hunt.

I enjoyed this technique, thanks to Kelly Acheson and her Splitcoaststampers camouflage background tutorial

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave comments below.

Card Cuts: Early Espresso: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″  scored at 5-1/2″,  camo mat 2″ x 4″, sentiment mat 2-1/4″ x 4-3/8″; Crumb Cake: Lucky Stars mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, front sentiment 2″ x 4-1/8″, inside sentiment 3-5/8″ x 4-1/4″; Very Vanilla: I did a piece about 4″ x 5″ so I could make 2 cards. The actual measurement for this piece is 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″

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