Stampin’ Up! Moon Baby

As promised, here is today’s card. It is not a Christmas card. It is not a holiday card of any kind, nor is it a seasonal card.

We have a new addition to our family….extended family that is. This calls for a special card for a special little boy.

card front

I began with a Very Vanilla card base, onto which I Liquid Glued a Soft Sky mat. A panel of Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (retired) was adhered to a mat of Very Vanilla, around which I wrapped  a strand of Silver Metallic Thread three times, taping it to the back. This was Liquid Glued to the Soft Sky mat.

Next I stamped the moon and baby from Moon Baby stamp set in Smokey Slate and colored him in with the new Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers, using the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight markers. You will note that this baby has HAIR! Yes, ’tis true, in our family babies are born with a lot of hair. I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker for the hair. This was then fussy cut. I cut off the star, pierced the moon with the Paper-piercing Tool, wrapped more Silver Metallic Thread around the moon, tied it and taped the ends to the back.

Another hole pierced in the star allowed me to run a strand of Silver Metallic Thread through it and tie it to the moon, leaving it to dangle below.

detail

A  Soft Sky square cut with the Layering Squares Framelits was adhered to a Very Vanilla scalloped square, also from Layering Squares. The Baby and moon were attached to the layered squares on point with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The square was also adhered to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish the front, I stamped the sentiment from Moon Baby in Smokey Slate, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it straight. Hmm….not quite finished. Maybe some stars? Stamped stars? Die cut foil stars? None of those. Enameled Shapes! Of course. The stars in the Brights Enameled shapes are perfect. Card front done!

On the inside I layered more of the Falling in Love DSP onto a Soft Sky mat. Another scalloped square, this time in Soft Sky, as a mat for the Very Vanilla square and set on point was perfect for the sentiment. This also is from the Moon Baby stamp set and stamped in Smokey Slate.

inside

The three stars from the same stamp set were stamped in So Saffron and colored in with my Stampin’ Blend marker. On to the envelope!

Another Baby and moon stamped in Smokey Slate and colored as for the card fill the lower left corner, while 3 stars fit in the other corner. The flap received more of the Falling in Love DSP to finish this project.card and envelope front

flap

I enjoyed the change of pace from Christmas and Thanksgiving cards, but have many more of those to make, so I better get with it.

Another nice day in Iowa tells me I SHOULD put up some outside lights today, or I will have to do it in the cold if I procrastinate.

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Card Cuts: Very Vanilla: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″, scalloped square 3″ x 3″, DSP mat 2-1/8″ x 6-3/8″, inside sentiment square 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″; Soft Sky: front mat and inside mat 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, front square 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″, inside scalloped square 3″ x 3″; moon and baby 3″ scrap; Falling in Love Designer Series Paper: front panel 2″ x 6-1/4″, inside panel 4″ x 6″.

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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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