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Stampin’ Up! Waterfront for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Blog hop headerGood morning everyone! It is Thursday and that means it is Blog Hop day. I have been traveling more than I have been home. Because of that and the fact that part of the time involved being at workshops, I really didn’t have the time, nor the energy, to make cards and blog about them. Please forgive.

On with the hop. Today we have a color challenge:

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And here is what I created using those colors:wild wing creations-4

I began with a panel of Whisper White card stock and sponged the lower portion with Blueberry Bushel. I used the Stamping Sponge, cut into wedges to do the sponging, using a different wedge for each color. I actually went a little above the halfway mark, then switched to Gray Granite. This color only got a small slice across the middle, blending into the blue. The Mango Melody was sponged across the top, darker at the top and blending into the gray lower down.

My goal was a misty sort of sky with water below, or in front of, the mountains. Using the mountain, trees and sun (or moon?) as well as the ziggy stamp which I will call soil, from the Waterfront stamp set, I proceeded to stamp the elements. The Sun is Mango Melody, the mountains and trees are all done in Gray Granite. Some are stamped off once, some images I just kept stamping as long as there was ink. The closer elements are darker with the paler images further away. At least that is the intent.

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The soil is Blueberry Bushel as it is pretty much in the shadow of the mountains. I also used the water stamp from High Tide to make the ripples in the lake with Blueberry Bushel full strength. These were highlighted with my white Gel Pen.

The sentiment is also from Waterfront, as is the inside sentiment. Basically, that is it. This panel was Liquid Glued to the front of the card base.

On the inside I Liquid Glued a panel of Blueberry Bushel for a mat. The sentiment panel is VERY lightly sponged around the edge with Mango Melody. I just used whatever ink was left in the sponge from doing the front, adding no more ink. I only wanted to cut down on the extreme whiteness of the panel.

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With Gray Granite I stamped the soil across the bottom, then stamped many trees without re-inking, repeating this a couple of times. I stamped the sun in Mango Melody and the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel. Liquid glue adhered this to the Blueberry Bushel mat.

This card is for a friend who is going through a pretty rough patch, so on the opposite inside I stamped the sentiment from Artistically Asian.

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This was a quick, rather easy card with only the 3 colors of ink, 2 of the 3 colors of card stock, plus Whisper White card stock and a white gel pen.

For the envelope, I simply stamped some trees on the front in Gray Granite and VERY LIGHTLY sponged the flap in the three colors. Then, again just using Gray Granite, I stamped mountains and trees. Fini. End. Done.

Card cuts and products used are below.

Now that you have seen what I did with the challenge, just click the ‘next’ button to see what our very talented leader Amy, has done.

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Or, if you prefer, just click on any name to go to her blog. I assure you, they are all great.

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston – You Are Here

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Card Cuts: Gray Granite: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Whisper White: card front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside liner 3-3/4″ x 5″; Blueberry Bushel: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Birthday forHappy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Blog hop headerAnother Thursday and another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. Today we are working with this sketch challenge

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and here is the card I created for this challenge.

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I wanted a masculine card, and, while it isn’t over the top, I think it fills the bill because of the textures and colors.

I started with a sheet of the Nature’s Poem DSP and built the card from there, using the sketch as my guide, turning it on its side.

The card base is Sahara Sand with a mat of Soft Suede that I ran through the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. That’s a mouthful! This will hereafter be known as a DTIEF!wild wing creations-1

The two offset panels are from Nature’s Poem and Wood Textures. In fact, everything on this card uses all those same papers and card stock.

Cut all the pieces first. Then, dry emboss the Soft Suede card stock mat. This was adhered to the card base with Tear & Tape.

A panel of light colored Wood Textures DSP was then Liquid Glued to this mat. The lovely Nature’s Poem panel with leaves was also adhered with Liquid glue.

Now for the fun part. I die cut several leaves and branches from Wood Textures DSP and Soft Suede card stock using the set of 3 leaves in the Sweet Cake Thinlets. I also die cut one of the triple leaf from Nature’s Roots Framelits from the Wood Textures DSP. I then dry embossed it using the embossing plate in the set of Framelits.

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The sentiment circle in Wood Textures DSP is cut with the #4 circle from Layering Circles (I number from smallest to largest) Framelits. The Happy Birthday sentiment from Perennial Birthday, is stamped in Soft Suede ink. I then adhered the triple leaf to the circle before adding the Stampin’ Dimensionals and Linen Thread.

I did a dry fit of all the leaves and stems under the circle before adhering everything. When I was satisfied with the layout, I began layering with Liquid Glue. Several Stampin’ Dimensionals are on the back of the circle, with some of them for the express purpose of holding the Linen Thread loops in place. The rest adhere the threaded up circle over the arrangement of leaves.

I thought it looked a bit plain, so I grabbed my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and began to outline the circle. I knew I couldn’t make a perfect circle freehand, so I deliberately added a few bumps and ‘feathers’ which I think looks better than if it were a perfect outline.

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The inside has no sentiment as I want to write a personal note here. The same card stock and DSP are on the inside with the Soft Suede acting as the first mat, the leafy DSP under the Wood Textures DSP. This is my writing surface as it is light enough for text to show up. I considered adding a stamped leaf then decided against it. Now, I think it looks plain, so I may go back and add the triple leaf in a stamped off once Soft Suede in the corner.

The envelope flap has more of the DSP , and two of the triple leaves stamped on the front. One of them is full strength Soft Suede and the other is stamped again without re-inking.

I like this challenge and think I will do another card using the same sketch. Stay tuned.

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Now, on with the hop. Just click the ‘Next’ image to see what the talented Amy has for you, or click on any name to go to her blog.

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston (you are here)

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Card Cuts for today’s card: Soft Suede card stock: front embossed mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, leaves  2″ x 3″; Sahara Sand: card base 5-1/2″ x  8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper: front panel 3″ x 4-1/4″, inside liner 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″, circle and leaves 2″ x 4″; Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper: front panel 3″ x 4-1/4″, inside mat 3-3/4″ x 5″

 

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Stampin’ Up! For a Guy in Your Life

inkin-krew-blog-hop-banner2Hello, Everyone! It is good to be back on the blog scene. Wow! First it was winter, and BOOM! it was summer. I wanted spring in there, but it didn’t happen, and life suddenly got busier than I could have imagined. Things are settling down, I think, so here goes (if I didn’t forget everything). The goal now is to blog daily, but with gardening and all the additional outdoor work, it may not happen. I will do my best.

We have a team hop for you today with lovely creations to CASE, or just to enjoy. Our theme is ‘Masculine’, so anything for a man, or boy, is acceptable. A young man I know is graduating from high school, so my card today is for him.

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This card was inspired by Stampin’ Up demonstrator Jan Brown from the UK. You can see her tutorial here. I will give instructions, but for details, please watch her tutorial. I see no point in re-inventing the wheel.

I began with a Real Red card base, a Whisper White mat for the art piece, and Crumb Cake is the base of the Tailored Tag punched Wood Textures pieces.

The next step was choosing three tones, or three designs of your choice. I preferred the look of the wood tones, so chose a dark, a medium and a light and punched about 6 or 7 of each color, not knowing how many I would need. I made my card a 5″ x 7″ so really didn’t know.

I marked the center of the Crumb Cake panel on each side, then drew a faint line connecting them, both horizontally and vertically, so I would know where to center my first Tailored Tag punched piece. I then proceeded to Liquid Glue them all in place, starting in the center and making sure to not put two of the same color value together.

Liquid Glue adhered this design panel to the Whisper White mat. Real Red Bakers Twine (from the Candy Cane Lane pack) was wrapped twice around and taped to the back. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhered this to the card base.

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I stamped the sentiments for the front from Perfect Pairings, in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, in Real Red on Whisper White and again used the Tailored Tag Punch to cut them. I also punched two in Real Red. The Whisper White sentiment pieces are offset  and Liquid Glued so the red shows at the top. The ‘Congrats’ one is Liquid Glued to the matching tag, and the ‘You did it’ is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, also matching it to the tag underneath.

I made a bow by wrapping the Real Red Baker’s Twine around 3 fingers three times and tying another short piece of twine around it. This was adhered with a couple of wadded up Glue Dots. That finished the front.

On the inside I again found the center and placed one of the Tailored Tags in each color across the Crumb Cake panel. These were adhered with Liquid Glue and the panel then adhered to a Whisper White mat. I thought it looked too plain, so added some ‘stitching’ with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker.  There is still room for a personal message.

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Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, which unfortunately is retiring, I stamped the sentiment from the Truly Tailored stamp set, also retiring, in Real Red on the center tag. I know, it is risky to add the sentiment after the tag was already glued in place, but, frankly, I just forgot to do it first!

The envelope flap got another piece of the dark Wood Textures DSP, and the little arrow from Truly Tailored stamped in Real Red completes the front.

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I think this is a masculine card, even if it does have a bow.

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Now, on with the Hop! You can go to the next or previous participants by clicking the image, or pick and choose where to go from the list.

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Jaimie Babarczy

Julie Johnston-YOU ARE HERE

Mary Deatherage

Sue Prather

Shirley Gentry

Nanette Tracy

Amy Koenders

CARD CUTS: Real Red: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″, two tags 2″ x 6″; Whisper White: 2 mats 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, two tags 2″ x 6″; Crumb Cake: 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″; Wood Textures DSP: Tailored Tags- minimum of one sheet each of three color values, 1 sheet for the flap

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Happy Birthday with the Bees!

Happy Awesome Sunday, Folks! I hope you remembered to turn your clocks forward last night and didn’t miss church or anything because you forgot!

My card for today is for a bee-keeper, and since Stampin’ Up doesn’t have any bee hives, I used a set from Our Daily Bread Designs to stamp the bee skep. The bee is also from that set, but everything else is SU.

I began by taking a piece of the Wood Textures DSP and randomly stamping the bees in Versamark ink. I heat embossed these in copper, then, using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder, I dry embossed it. After all, the bees make honeycombs which are hexagonal in shape. wild wing creations-4

A piece of 1/4″ Copper trim spread out and wrapped around the bee-embossed Wood Textures DSP is taped to the back. This panel was then adhered to the Early Espresso card base with Liquid Glue.

I sponged a panel of Very Vanilla with Soft Suede using a Sponge Dauber, then stamped the bee skep image also in Soft Suede. The bee was stamped next, then the honeycomb design from Butterfly Basics. Using my Stampin’ Write markers I colored the flowers, leaves, bee skep and bees with Pink Pirouette, Pear Pzazz, and Daffodil Delight. I filled in the wings of the bees with my Wink of Stella to give them a translucent look. The sentiment, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in copper, is from Butterfly Basics.

The ground beneath the hive needed something, so I used my Blender Pen and Pear Pzazz ink from the Classic Stamp Pad lid to give it a green wash.

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Having decided to offset this panel so more of the embossed bees would show, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals along the left edge to add several loops of Metallic Copper Thread, then adhered this panel to the card front. The finishing touch is found in the 3 Glitter Enamel Dots scattered over the panel.

For the inside, I again dry embossed a panel of the same Wood Textures DSP and adhered it to the card base with Liquid Glue. I sponged another Very Vanilla panel around the edges with Soft Suede ink, then stamped several of the honeycomb design without re-inking the stamp,wild wing creations-5

Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the sentiment (from Picture Perfect) straight, I stamped this also in Soft Suede. Next I stamped 3 bees in Soft Suede and colored them with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write marker. The wings are Wink of Stella. The Bee Happy sentiment is from the same Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set. This panel was Liquid Glued to the embossed mat.

For the envelope flap, I randomly stamped the honeycomb design, again without re-inking, a couple of times, then added one bee, colored the same as the ones inside the card.

The front received flowers (bees need flowers!) from Background Bits, stamped in Soft Suede ink. Then, three more bees hover over the flowers, stamped and colored the same as the others. This card and envelope are finished, and I am happy with the result.

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Card Cuts: Early Espresso: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper: front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside 4″ x 5-1/4″; Very Vanilla: front and inside 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

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Stampin’ Up Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop Birthday Card

Blog hop headerTerrific Thursday to you All! Today’s Hop is based on color, and these are the colors we are using to create our cards.Image may contain: text

And this is what I made to share with you. So please, enjoy the hop and be sure to check out what the others on our team have done.

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This is sort of a normal color combination for me, but still a difficult one. For starters, I needed to make yet another masculine card (6 male birthdays this month!!!) so I decided these would be good colors for it.

As this is for a younger man, I chose to use the guitar from Country Livin’ as my primary image. For the background I sponged Pool Party ink over the top approximately 2/3, and Garden Green over the bottom 1/3. Over this I stamped the cluster of dots from Perennial Birthday in Soft Suede, sometimes stamping off once first, and sometimes just stamping until the ink is gone.

Next, I stamped one guitar in stamped off once Garden Green and one in stamped off once Soft Suede. I also spritzed the guitar stamp with water and stamped in a couple places to remove some of the sponged ink, as well as spritzing the dots. These were randomly stamped over the panel. It is hard to see this, but it does add some texture to the panel. This was  then adhered to a Soft Suede mat with Liquid Glue. Set this aside for the moment.

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My card base is Soft Suede. Over this I used Tear & Tape to adhere the Whisper White/Green panel. To make this panel, I cut the Whisper White at 4″ tall x 4-1/4″ wide, and a Garden Green piece at 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. These two pieces are joined by a piece of Tear & Tape, leaving the protecting paper on for the time being. Add more Tear & Tape to the rest of the perimeter of the panel.

I cut  a strip of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon to cover the joint, and wrapped it to the back, securing it with the Tear & Tape. Now, remove the top 1″ of the protective paper on either side of the front panel, just pulling it back and folding it out to make ‘handles’. You will see why in a minute. Also, remove the paper from across the top.

Lining up the panel with the card base, check to be sure everything is as you want it. THEN, attach the top edge. Those little handles you made will prevent this from sticking until you are ready for it to be stuck down permanently. Once the top is adhered, then pull away the paper on the sides, using your ‘handles’. Now, peel away the protective paper from the bottom and complete the adhesion.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the focal panel to the card front.

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Next, I cut another piece of the Pool Party Shimmer ribbon, flagging the ends with scissors, and used Fast Fuse to adhere it, lining it up with the ribbon under the focal panel. I stamped the Happy Birthday in Soft Suede on a scrap of Pool Party sponged Whisper White and cut it with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.   A couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this to the ribbon. Card front..DONE!

On the inside, I sponged another panel in the same manner as the front and stamped a Garden Green guitar. This was stamped off twice before stamping on the panel. Over this I stamped two sentiments from Perennial Birthday in full strength Soft Suede, then adhered it to a Garden Green mat with Liquid Glue. This was then Liquid Glued to a Whisper White mat and into the card base.

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No naked envelopes, please! I stamped another Garden Green guitar on the front and three on the flap in Soft Suede, not re-inking between stamps. I then randomly stamped those little dots same as the front, only in Pool Party.

I hope you like this card. It was a bit of a challenge, but I am happy with it.

Now, please Hop on around the group to see what their creative minds have done with this challenge. By clicking on the NEXT button, you will go to Amy Koender’s blog. Below is a list if you get lost or want to skip around.

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Julie JohnstonYou are here

Card Cuts: Soft Suede: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, mat 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Whisper White: upper front 4″ x 4-1/4″, focal panel 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″, inside mat 4′ x 5-1/4″, sentiment panel 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, front sentiment-scrap; Garden Green: lower front 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, inside mat 3-3/4″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up! Country Livin’ for a man

Good Friday morning to you all out there in Cyber land. It is cold again in the heartland, but I think this card is cozy for a man with a February birthday. And, it’s red, so if you just change the sentiment it could be a Valentine card. Add an enameled heart shape and there you go!

I began this card with a Real Red card base. Next, I Liquid Glued a panel of the red and black plaid that I had on hand in my scraps from a previous project to a Basic Black mat.

The red and black plaid just said ‘country’ to me, so I followed that theme and stamped the boots from Country Livin’ in Memento Tuxedo Black on a piece of light colored Wood Textures DSP. These were colored in with my Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers. The sentiment, from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, was also stamped in Tuxedo Black. Somehow that just didn’t look right, and since I had used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to place it in the correct spot, I simply cleaned my stamp, re-inked it in Real Red and stamped over the black. The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig allowed me to get a perfect placement over the black.

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This was adhered with Liquid Glue to a die-cut black mat. These rectangular dies are from Scrapbooking Made Simple, and I thought made the perfect mat for the sentiment panel. This panel was then attached, off center, to the matted card front panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using some Linen Thread I wrapped it around the card front three times and taped it on the back. A loopy bow is tied on to the three strands and the completed front is adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, I die-cut another black mat and Liquid Glued a smaller piece of the plaid to it. To this I adhered the sentiment panel, again with Liquid Glue. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red, again on a panel of Wood Textures DSP, and is from an old set that I don’t even remember what it is. There are several sentiments in the set though.

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This completes the card. The Whisper White Medium Envelope was finished with another pair of boots, stamped the same as the front of the card, and the flap received another piece of the red and black plaid.

I enjoyed making this card and was pleased with the outcome. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Card Cuts for today: Real Red: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; Basic Black: front base mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, front sentiment mat 2-7/8″ x 4-3/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Plaid paper: front 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″; Wood Textures DSP: front 2-1/2″ x 4″, inside 2-3/4″ x 4″

NON-Stampin’ Up! products used for this card: dies from Scrapbooking Made Simple,  red plaid paper from my stash, and inside sentiment (unknown)

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Stampin’ Up Heartland Birthday

wild wing creations-4Good Wednesday morning to you all out there in Cyberland! And welcome to my blog.

It is a chilly, sunny morning here in the heartland. We missed all the weather around us, blizzards, storms, whatever. We are still in drought conditions, so even a blizzard would have brought welcome moisture. But, never mind, it is a glorious, God-given morning, so let us enjoy it!

My card today is for a farmer who has horses, mules, geese, turkeys and I don’t know what all. Chickens. Rabbits maybe? Oh, yes…and 8 grandsons. No granddaughters. So, I think this card made with the Heartland stamp set is very appropriate.

I began with a Crumb Cake card base and used Basic Black for the mats, both inside and out. The art piece is on Sahara Sand, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

I pulled out several Classic Stamp pads, a couple of Stampin’ Write Markers, a Blender Pen and an Aqua Painter and got to work.

Using the blender pen I colored in the barn scene using Cherry Cobbler for the barn, Smoky Slate for the roof and ventilators, windmill blades and silo roof, Old Olive and Garden Green for the trees and bushes, and Cajun Craze for the silo. In these parts, old silos like this were made from clay tile, hence the sort of terra cotta color.

Using the Aqua Painter and Marina Mist I gave the sky a bit of a wash, and did the same thing for the ground using Soft Suede. Using a Garden Green marker I colored the tufts of grass. The tree trunks and branches are colored with an Early Espresso Marker. The soil close to the barn is done with a Blender Pen and Soft Suede.

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The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet and stamped full strength in Tuxedo Black ink. My original plan was to add some jute or burlap, but in the end decided less is more and left it off.

With the barn finished, I proceeded to color the boy and his geese, also using the Blender Pen. The geese are Whisper White, the boy’s hair is Soft Suede. His overalls are Marina Mist. I used Blushing Bride for his skin tone. By the way, this image is also from the Heartland stamp set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Sahara Sand card stock. The bills and feet of the geese are Pumpkin Pie. The stick the boy is carrying is colored with my Early Espresso marker.

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I thought this bit of detail needed more color, so I used the pen end of a Cajun Craze marker to color the stitches on the boy’s overalls. Also, using the Aqua Painter and Old Olive I did a bit of a wash on the ground, then colored the grass blades with my Garden Green marker.Using my Paper Snips Scissors, I fussy cut this image and popped it on the barn scene with  both Stampin’ Dimensionals and Minis.

As you can see, the coloring is sometimes outside the lines and is not perfect. Hey! This is art…done by hand….not supposed to be… ‘perfect’.

The art panel is Liquid Glued to the black mat and onto the card base.

This card front is done. On to the inside.

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Also using Sahara Sand card stock and Memento Tuxedo Black, I stamped the image of the boy and geese after stamping off once. To enhance the aged look  of this card, I sponged very lightly around the edges with Soft Suede.

The sentiment is from Better Together and is stamped full strength. This panel is matted with Basic Black and liquid glued into the card base.

Lest we have a naked envelope, the boy and his geese are stamped on the front of a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope  (retired), left uncolored.

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The flap is dry embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3-D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Hint: When using 3-D embossing folders, it helps to dampen the paper first. I liked the de-bossed look, so there you go. I should have sponged with my Soft Suede to enhance the aged look, but forgot to do it.

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And, that’s it, folks! I hope you enjoy this card. I am pretty sure the recipient will.

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January Card Class Tutorials

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Card Cuts: Crumb Cake: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Basic Black: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside 4″ x 5-1/4″; Sahara Sand: art piece 4″ x 5-1/4″, boy and geese 3″ x 3″, inside 3-3/4″ x 5″

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Stampin’ Up Tailored Birthday

Well, Folks, this is it. If you have anything left to accomplish in 2017 you better hurry. Only a few hours left. If I didn’t get it done in 2017, it will wait until 2018, and MAYBE I will be able to get it done then. If not, probably the world won’t come to an end as a result.

For today’s card I chose to do a masculine birthday. Perhaps that is because I have 8 family birthdays in January and only 3 of them are female! On with the show!

The new Occasions catalog has many very nice stamp sets. One of them is Truly Tailored (page 45) which comes bundled with a cool punch (Tailored Tag) for a 10% savings. This will be available to you on January 3, as will the rest of the goodies in the catalog.

There is also the accompanying True Gentleman Designer Series Paper which I really like! There isn’t enough GUY stuff out there in my opinion.

I began by cutting my card base from Early Espresso as well as a Crumb cake panel for my card front. This panel went through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I then cut a strip of the True Gentleman DSP, which is Liquid Glued to the embossed panel.

I wrapped a strand of Linen Thread around this three times, taping it on the back. Taking a shorter strand and doubling it, I tied a knot around the three strands.

Next up is stamping the sentiment. Nothing in the Truly Tailored set was what I wanted for this recipient, so I turned to the Party Pandas (Sale-A-Bration page 15, free with $50 order) for the Happy Birthday sentiment. This was stamped in Night of Navy on Crumb Cake and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch.

Usually I have all my supplies, tools and embellishments within arms reach in my craft room, which is what I am calling my former photography studio. Since I am no longer shooting there, I decided all my various crafts would have a new home, all in one place. So, I have a place to store things and work as well. HOWEVER! With the forecast for bitterly cold temperatures for a week, coupled with my penchant for working on cards at night, I decided to bring A FEW supplies to the house so I don’t have to make the trek to the studio, I mean craft room, in the cold, in the dark.

Fine idea, except then you don’t have the tools you want when you want them. I brought in NO markers, only the new Blends. For this project I wanted to make stitch marks around the sentiment. No markers. Okay, use Blends. Did that. Hmmm, not good. Not a thin enough brush or nib.

Well, it is ruined anyway, so I might as well see if it can be salvaged. If not, I will start over. Using a Sponge Dauber and Night of Navy ink, I sponged around the edge of said Tailored Tag, and what do you know, I like it!

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With my limited dies and stamps as well as other supplies, I had to search to find a die to cut some leaves. The Oh, So Eclectic Bundle had one, so I die cut a couple of leaves in Early Espresso and one from the Tailored Gentleman DSP. These I arranged to be under the sentiment tag and used Liquid Glue to adhere them.

The Sentiment was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals, which were also used to adhere this front panel to the the card base. Had I had all my paper choices and embellishments in the house, I might have done this differently, but I am finding I have to dig deeper in my creativity when I have limits as to what I can use.

On the inside, another panel of the Tailored Gentleman DSP is the mat for my sentiment panel in Crumb Cake. Using the leaf stamp from the new Petal Palette Bundle (Occasions Catalog page 23, available January 3), I did a stamped-off-once Early Espresso leaf as a background for my Night of Navy sentiment. This sentiment is from the Truly Tailored Bundle.

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Liquid Glue adheres this sentiment panel to its mat and into the card base. Card done.

The envelope flap was dry embossed with the Pinewood Planks TIEF, while the front got some nice Night of Navy dots. This was done with another stamp from the Petal Palette Bundle to sort of replicate the dots in the DSP that I used on the card.

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This is a nice, simple, clean card for a guy. I hope you like. Please leave comments below.

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Card Cuts: Early Espresso: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, leaves 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Crumb Cake: embossed panel 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside sentiment panel 3-3/4″ x 5″, front sentiment 2″ x 3″; True Gentleman Designer Series Paper: front 2″ x 5-1/4″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, leaf 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Birthday for Men

Good Wednesday Everyone! Wow, I thought fall was here, or almost, but the thermometer says it is 90 degrees here! Whew! I don’t like it this hot in July, never mind the late days of September. I guess if I survive until the weekend it will be fine. By a week from now the highs are predicted to be 30 degrees cooler. Right up my alley.

Another busy day so this post is later than usual, although, if you are following me you know that sometimes posts are late. It just has to happen when I can make it happen.

Right now I am between two meetings and a haircut, just hangin’ out at the local library to at least get this typed, if not posted.

My card for today is an experiment in the use of Ranger’s Oxide Inks. These inks are REALLY cool, and I hope Stampin’ Up! has them in their new catalog. For the uninitiated, these inks are a fusion of dye inks and pigment inks. When you add water, they oxidize. The finished feel, and look, is chalky. However, unlike chalk, the colors do not rub off.

I started by trying for a ‘rusty’ looking background, sort of following the technique of Keren Tamir as seen on her You Tube video.

Well, mine certainly doesn’t look like hers, but I have not had much practice with these inks. I am pleased with the way the card turned out, even if it isn’t as ‘rusty’ as hers was. I guess mine has more patina.

I started with a sheet (yes, a WHOLE sheet) of watercolor paper, thinking I could choose which part I wanted for the card and use the rest for other projects.

I first schmooshed (I can pronounce it, but don’t know how to spell it, or if it is even a word) two colors onto my craft mat, directly from the ink pad. They are Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, both browns, with the Vintage Photo having yellow undertones. Then I added the Cracked Pistachio, a bluish green color, sort of the color of copper patina.

I think this is where I differed from Keren. I did not have the video handy while I was working on the card, so was doing it from memory. Later, when I went back to the video, she did not put down the Cracked Pistachio in the beginning.

Anyway, I spritzed water over the ink on my craft mat then dragged my paper through it. I then dried it with my heat tool. I repeated this process 3 or 4 times until I was more, or less, satisfied with it. This is the nice thing about oxide inks….they layer. They do not turn to mud. As long as you dry between layers, they will look layered.

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I chose the portion I wanted for the card, then used Soft Suede ink to stamp some distressing over it, using The Open Sea and Timeless Textures stamp sets. Then, using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, I ran it through the Big Shot to dry emboss it. Did I mention that this card is for a man?? I hope he likes rust! I am not sure you can see the embossing in the photo, but it is there. It is most visible down by the sentiment label.

Time for the haircut. I hope I can finish this before the day is completely done!

(Three hours later) OKAY, on with the show!

Next, I liquid glued this panel to a Pool Party mat. I didn’t want it TOO dark and since there was this bluish patina to the background, I opted for Pool Party. I think it perfectly sets off the panel. For the same reason, I chose Soft Suede for my card base instead of the darker Early Espresso or Chocolate Chip.

Then, using the 5/8″ Burlap ribbon, I wrapped it around to the back and taped to secure it. I’m thinking at this point that some copper would be good, so I wrapped some Copper Metallic Thread around several times over the Burlap Ribbon and taped it as well.

While I was experimenting with the inks, I thought I might as well do some experimenting with papers, too. I did a sheet of Whisper White using brighter colors and a sheet of paper leather in the same colors but different densities as the background. The bright colors will be in another card, but I did decide the paper leather would make very nice leaves. You can find it at most craft stores. It has a very nice leathery texture and will not tear.

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I proceeded to stamp 3 of the leaves from Vintage Leaves in Versamark and heat embossed them with Copper Emboss Powder, rubbing my Embossing Buddy over the paper first. I think these are super cool! Using the Leaflets framelits, I die cut them with the Big Shot. Actually, I think the dry embossing is most visible in this photograph.

Using a glue dot to hold the stems together, I wrapped some Copper Metallic Thread around several time and knotted it. Then I made a bow by wrapping the thread around 3 fingers a few times, pinched it in the middle and secured by tying a shorter piece around the bow. Another Glue Dot adheres the leaf cluster to the Burlap Ribbon and the copper bow to the leaves.

Since this was paper leather and not paper, I could lift them up without bending them and attach the Stampin’ Dimensionals where they needed to be to secure the leaves where I wanted them.

For the sentiment, I punched a Pool Party label with the Everyday Labels punch, then cut another out of Soft Suede. This one I cut in half vertically and glued to the back of the Pool Party one, extending it beyond the ends. The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder. I also inked around the edges of the sentiment with a sponge with a bit of oxide ink on it. Stampin’ Dimensionals secure it to the art panel and the card front is done.

The inside features a Crumb Cake mat with a sentiment panel in Pool Party. It is stamped in Soft Suede, both the sentiment and the leaves. The sentiment is from Balloon Adventures (retired). These panels were liquid glued to each other and into the card base.wild wing creations3

I did not have time to make an envelope for this card. Actually, other than stamping a leaf on the front, I had no idea what I wanted for the envelope. Maybe I will devote a whole blog post to decorating envelopes. My friend Mary got me started with decorating them as she believes there should be “No nekkid envelopes.”

I hope you like this card, though it uses products other than Stampin’ Up! products. I do hope that the company decides (or has already decided) to offer a similar product to us.

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September Card Class Tutorials

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Card Cuts: Soft Suede: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″, sentiment label back 1-1/2″ x 3″; Pool Party: front mat 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, inside sentiment panel 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″, front sentiment 1-1/2″ x 3″; Crumb Cake: inside mat: 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″; Paper Leather: leaves 4″ x 6″; Watercolor Paper: Art Panel 6″ x 8″

Non Stampin’ Up! products used: Ranger Distress Oxide Inks, paper leather

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Stampin’ Up! Masculine Card

Alas, there aren’t very many choices for cards for the masculine gender. For this card I used the retired Build It framelits and Nailed It stamp set. The card is for a guy who likes to do woodworking, so it is appropriate for him.

My card base is Tranquil Tide with a panel of woodgrain paper from the Wood Textures DSP. It is not embossed this time, though I really like the look that embossing gives.

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I used the largest square in the Stitched Shapes framelits to cut the mat from Tranquil Tide. The next size square die cut the logs paper, also from Wood Textures DSP. Both pieces are adhered with liquid glue.

The hammer handle is stamped with the Build It stamp in Early Espresso and cut with the Build It framelits. Do they even make hammer handles in wood anymore? I guess I am dating myself. The hammer head is stamped in Basic Black and dried with my heat tool. The paper for it was a scrap of some sort of metallic looking paper I found in my stash. The ruler along the left edge is cut from the same scrap. I like this because it has a dull finish, not shiny like foil. Basic Gray would probably work just as well.

The nails are stamped in Basic Black on the wood grain panel. I wrapped some thin jute twine around three times and taped it on the back. I think Linen Thread would work as well, but I couldn’t find it today. I made a loopy bow by wrapping around three fingers four times. Then I cut a short piece of twine and wrapped it around the middle three time and tied it in the back. This was adhered using a glue dot.

The Happy Birthday thinlit cut the greeting 3 times; once in brown fun foam, once in Crumb Cake and once in Tranquil Tide. I offset the Tranquil Tide a bit to allow the ‘shadow’ of the Crumb Cake to show. I used an adhesive sheet on the foam to adhere it to the cardstock greeting. I didn’t want to mess with cutting little pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to lift the greeting off the panel. I think the foam works really well. The biggest issue is getting everything lined up correctly before it sticks for good! The greeting is then adhered to the panel with liquid glue.

The hammer is adhered to the squares with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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On the inside another piece of Wood Textures DSP is the mat for the sentiment. I randomly stamped some nails in Early Espresso here. The Sentiment is from Beautiful You and is stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla. This is liquid glued to a scrap of previously dry embossed darker wood grain from Wood Textures. I find myself using this paper stack a lot. I just wish there were more pieces of the shabby chic worn white. I think I have used all of it. But I digress.

I stamped the nails next to the sentiment and punched holes with a hand held 1/8″ punch to hold the metal brads. This sentiment piece is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The envelope has an Early Espresso hammer and a few nails on the front. The flap is covererd in a piece of the Wood Textures DSP and stamped with a few nails in Early Espresso.

This was a fun card. If you like it, or, if you don’t, please leave a comment.

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Card Cuts: Tranquil Tide: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, Greeting 3-1/2/” x 4″, large square 2-3/4″ x 2-3//4″, Wood Textures DSP: front mat and inside mat 4′ x 5-1/4″, hammer handle, scrap 3/4″ x 2″, small square 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″, inside sentiment mat 1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″; Very Vanilla: inside sentiment 1″ x 3-1/2″; Metallic paper: ruler1/2″ x 5-1/2″, hammer head 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″; Crumb Cake: Greeting 3-1/2″ x 4″

Non Stampin’ Up! products used: metallic paper, brads, fine jute twine, fun foam

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