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Stampin’ Up! Copper Tile Thanksgiving for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Hop

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Good Tuesday Everyone! What a weekend we had, rain, rain and more rain. My farm has had more rain in the past 3 weeks than in all of June, July, August and the first 2 weeks of September. I wanted to mow one last time, but that may not happen. Oh, well!

Today several of the talented members on Amy’s Inkin’ Krew are hopping, so let’s get on with it. Our theme is “Give Thanks”, and here is what I created. I just love the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder (DTIEF), and chose to do it in Copper Foil Sheets.

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Making the embossed copper was the first step. Next I used Versalmark ink to stamp the three leaf image from the Rooted in Nature bundle all over a panel of Cajun Craze.The Copper panel was adhered to this mat with Liquid Glue.

I pulled out some of the 1/4″ Copper Trim and stretched it wider, then covered the seam with it. I used a strip of Tear and Tape to make sure it stayed put, then wrapped it over the back and secured it with tape. This was adhered onto the Early Espresso card base with Liquid glue.

Now for the fun. I first cut all the pieces I needed for the collage as follows using dies from: Winter Woods Bundle-the bare tree cut from a piece of Nature’s Roots DSP; First Frost Bundle- berry branch (2) one from Wood Textures and one from Country Lane DSP; Rooted in Nature Bundle – triple leaf (embossed and die cut) (2) from Crushed Curry, and a Pumpkin Pie leafy branch; Seasonal Layers – large leaf from a previous endeavor of Grapefruit Grove sponged with Old Olive, and 2 small leaves, one from a previously sponged panel from another project and one from Copper Foil Sheets.

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All of this was dry arranged on an oval using the #3 die from layering ovals (numbered from smallest to largest) cut from a scrap of Wood Textures DSP. When I was satisfied with the look, everything was adhered using Liquid Glue. Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back lift it off the front a bit.

To finish this art collage, I fussy cut one of the pumpkins from Toil and Trouble DSP, used Liquid Glue to adhere it to a scrap of Pumpkin Pie and fussy cut again. I didn’t want to use more Stampin’ Dimensionals, but didn’t want it flat either.

The sentiment is from the Pleasant Pheasant stamp set. After rubbing my Embossing Buddy over the pumpkin, it was stamped in Versamark, then heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. To add more dimension though, I used my stylus from the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to enhance the grooves in the pumpkin. Liquid Glue used again here to attach it over the leaves. That finished the front.

On the inside, I stamped the berry branch from Frosted Floral in Crumb Cake, twice, on a panel of Crushed Curry. Over this I rubbed my Embossing Buddy, then stamped the other sentiment from Pleasant Pheasant in Versamark. This was then heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. Liquid Glue adhered this panel to a mat of Cajun Craze and into the card base.

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Card done!

The envelope front has a pair of the Rooted in Nature triple leaves stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.2

For the flap, I used the watermark treatment on a panel of Cajun Craze using Versamark ink and the triple leaf stamp from Rooted in Nature. Liquid Glue was used to adhere this to the flap. 3I hope you enjoy this card. I seldom repeat a card, but this one might be the exception.

Only one question: Do you prefer a down and dirty quick blog post, or one that gives instruction, as this post does? Please, leave comments below.

To proceed with the hop, just click on either button to go forward to the very creative Karen, or in reverse to see what our talented leader Amy has done.  Should you get lost, just click on any name to go to her blog.

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  1. Julie Johnston – you are here
  2. Karen Finkle – https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2018/10/stampin-up-painted-harvest-for-inkin.html
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic – https://wp.me/paaNf4-5i
  4. Jaimie Babarczy – https://wp.me/p79UhD-2a2
  5. Linda Richenberg – https://wp.me/p8GiKS-ub
  6. Connie Troyer – https://wp.me/p8xvI6-cG
  7. Shirley Gentry – https://stampinwithshirleyg.com/?p=2205
  8. Mary Deatherage – https://wp.me/p5snyt-6gA
  9. Sue Prather –https://wp.me/p5yitZ-JZ
  10. Aurora Lopez – https://craftystamperdesigns.com/?p=781
  11. Amy Koenders – https://wp.me/p2SFwf-c49

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CARD CUTS: Early Espresso: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Cajun Craze: front mat and inside mat (cut 2) 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″; Crushed Curry: inside liner 4″ x 5-1/4″; Copper Foil Sheets: front embossed panel 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″; Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper: 3″ x 3″ or big enough to cut out a pumpkin. Other papers used are listed above
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Stampin’ Up! see the forest with Winter Wood and Lovely as a Tree

Good morning Everyone. I hope you are off to a great weekend. Mine will be quiet for a change, and I rather enjoy that. It is a gloomy, rainy day, and perfect for curling up with a good book. What are you reading these days?

I received a box of Stampin’ Up! goodies last week, which I have not had time to even open until today. It was almost like Christmas. Of course, I had to use some of the new items, beginning with one of the stamps in Bokeh Dots, the one with stars.

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This became the background for my forest. I stamped the stars on a Whisper White panel larger than I needed in stamped off once Night of Navy. Where the stamps overlapped, I put a tree to sort of camouflage the overlap. This tree is from Lovely As A Tree and is stamped in Old Olive, then stamped again without re-inking. I did this a couple more times, varying the height of the trees. I did one tree in Shaded Spruce, but I really don’t like that color with the Old Olive. However, it is staying. The more I look at it, the better I like it. There are MANY shades of green in a forest after all.

This card proceeded to design itself. All I did was cut and glue!

With Crumb Cake I stamped the bare trees in the Winter Woods set across the background, just for some dimension. The large conifer in Winter woods also was stamped a few times.

For the ground, I used the curved In The Woods Framelits die to cut some Whisper White pieces for snow banks. These were layered over the trees and adhered with Liquid Glue. I used a flat paintbrush to brush some Frost White Shimmer Paint over the ‘snow’ to make it glisten. I also randomly dabbed some of the Shimmer Paint on a couple of trees.

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One of the Winter Woods conifers was stamped in Mossy Meadow on Mossy Meadow and cut with the coordinating die. This was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It looked a bit stark, so I added some ‘snow’ with the Frost White Shimmer Paint. Two of the small deer in Dashing Deer were stamped in Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake card stock and cut with coordinating dies. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used on them also. Had to use the minis on these little guys.

The sentiment is from Winter Woods, stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut with one of the ovals in Layering Ovals Framelits. The little sprig of spruce in the Lovely as a Tree stamp set made a perfect accent on the sentiment. Employing the marker to stamp method, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers  were used to color the stamp.  I know there is a smear, and I will re-do the sentiment, but there was no time to do that before this post. That is what a drop of water will do to your creations!1

I cannot explain why the snow looks pink. It did not look that way on my computer before uploading the images.

This was mounted on a Blackberry Bliss scalloped oval, also cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to adhere this to the card front. The front was adhered to a Blackberry Bliss mat with Liquid Glue and onto the Shaded Spruce card base.

For the inside, a mat of Blackberry Bliss (from which I had cut the oval on the front) sets off the Whisper White sentiment panel. The sentiment is from Dashing Deer and stamped in Mossy Meadow. The same technique as for the accent on the front panel was used for the spruce springs in the corners. Liquid Glue was used to adhere both panels to the card base.

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The envelope flap was a repeat of the card front and a single conifer from Winter Woods stamped in Mossy Meadow finishes the front of the envelope.

Products and card cuts are below, as well as a place to leave any comments you may have.

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I wish I had in my hands the new Snowflake Showcase stamps and dies as I would have used some of the snowflakes on this card. What is Snowflake Showcase you ask? Well, it is a lovely suite of products that you will want to get as they are not just for winter/Christmas. There are coordinating stamps for year round/all occasion use as well. This will be available for you to order on November 1-30 as long as supplies last. I will be sharing cards made with this suite next week.

To whet your appetite a bit, here are some images of this suite.

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In the meantime, here is a short video showing what these products are and some ways to use them. Just click  Snowflake Showcase  to see it.

To celebrate World Card Making Day, which was Monday, Stampin’ Up! is discounting several items. These prices are good through tomorrow, so take advantage of them by clicking on the order online image at right.

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CARD CUTS: Shaded Spruce: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″; Blackberry Bliss: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Whisper White: front 4-1/2″ x 6″ for stamping, then trimmed to 4″ x 5-1/4″, snow 3″ x 5-1/2″, sentiment 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, inside panel 3-3/4″ x 5″; Mossy Meadow: die cut tree 3″ x 4″; Crumb Cake: deer 2-1/2″ x 4″

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Stampin’ Up! Still Night Thank You

Stupendous Saturday Everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I am getting ready to go look for some birds in the next hour or so, but it is frosty this morning, so hope the birds are out and about!

Speaking of birds…my card for today is based on what I have to believe is my all time favorite stamp set. The Still Night Bundle is, oh, my gosh! There are no words for how wonderful this set is. I have made several cards with it and will do many more.

My inspiration for this card came when I was on the road home from the retreat. I was back in Iowa, where, despite what some think, is a beautiful state. Our sunsets will rival those anywhere. As I said, I was driving home, back in Iowa and this was the scene out my window. I quickly snapped this shot with my cell phone. No worries, I was on a side road and there was NO traffic. The only danger would have been driving off the road into the ditch. I didn’t.

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It also fits with TGIF challenge #179

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At any rate, this served as my inspiration for today’s card. God is good, all the time, and this was an example of His goodness….the beauty of His creation. I give thanks for those moments. Here is my card.

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The ink colors are not as vivid as the real sunset, but I didn’t want to make the card too dark. I am pleased with the way it turned out. So, how did I do it?

I began with a panel of Very Vanilla and my Stampin’ Sponges cut into sixths. (I have these labeled with a small piece of card stock to match the ink color. The card stock is stapled to the sponge, giving me a ‘handle’.) Using a strip of Post It Removable Labeling Tape to mark the horizon and mask off the ground, I began with the sky, sponging Balmy Blue over it all. Next, some Grapefruit Grove was added, then Pacific Point. I just kept layering color, adding a small amount of Highland Heather here and there until I was satisfied with the result.

I removed the tape and began sponging the lower portion with Mossy Meadow, sponging up into the sky a bit to blur the horizon line.

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Winter Woods is another of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog. There is NOTHING to dislike about this bundle. (Remember, you save 10% when you purchase the stamps and dies as a bundle) The large conifer was stamped full strength first, extending up into the sky. I stamped another without re-inking, then a couple more shorter ones. Using the bare trees stamp, I stamped them in Soft Suede, after stamping off once.

I then added a few smaller conifers from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, placing them at random as though they might be in a real forest. This completes the background.

I used the branch die from Still Night Bundle to cut a branch from some Wood Textures DSP, then cut another using the branch die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I dry fit these, then cut off one of the branches from the Still Night branch and added it below where I wanted the owl. These were then adhered to the background using Liquid Glue. I left the ends of the lower branch free to add some dimension.

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The owl is stamped in Early Espresso on Soft Suede card stock and cut with the die from the Still Night Bundle. I colored his eyes with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write marker, but it didn’t show up very well. With owls, the eyes have it, so what to do? I used my  Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends Marker to color a couple of Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels and attached them over his eyes.  My Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker made a couple of dots for the irises, but they don’t show in the photo. Perfect! My finished owl was adhered over the Seasonal Layers branch with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

There are 4 pine bough dies in the Still Night Bundle, so I used all of them to cut some Mossy Meadow. These were Liquid glued to the branch.

To finish the front, I sponged a 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla with Mossy Meadow. The sentiment is Soft Suede using a stamp from All Things Thanks. I snipped the end with my Paper Snips Scissors and adhered this also with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The finished panel was attached to the card base with Liquid Glue.

For the inside, I used the same Mossy Meadow sponge I had used on the front, but did not add any ink to sponge around the edges of the liner. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede using another of the All Things Thanks stamps. The trees are stamped off once before stamping on my liner. Liquid Glue was used to adhere this into the card base.

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The envelope simply has trees from Winter Woods on both the flap and the front. The flap is stamped full strength and the front is stamped off once. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Please leave comments below.

Card Cuts are below, as are the products I used for this card.


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CARD CUTS: Very Vanilla: front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside liner 3-3/4″ x 5″, front sentiment 1/2″ x 2-1/4″; Mossy Meadow: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, pine boughs scraps, or one piece 1″ x 4″; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack: branches 6″ x 6″; Soft Suede: owl 2″ x 2-1/2″
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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek Still Night Sympathy

A Good Saturday to you all! And, Spectacular September! Yep, it is September already. Launch of Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (Sept. 5th), Back-to-School, Colorful leaves, end of the garden, Football, Apples-and cider, YUM! It is also the beginning of preparedness for all the upcoming holidays-Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year. OH, MY! Will I ever be ready? I should have begun preparedness months ago!

Obviously, there will be many reasons to make and send cards, and that does not include the birthdays, get well, sympathy, etc.

My card today uses a stamp and die bundle from the Holiday catalog that I knew I MUST HAVE as soon as I saw it. The Still Night Bundle includes the Still Night Stamp Set and the Night Owl Thinlits. This set is special to me for several reasons, not the least of which, as a photographer I was privileged to observe and photograph a Great Horned Owl family this spring for several weeks.

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If I could only have 3 Bundles from the Holiday catalog they would be Still Night, Winter Woods and First Frost. All these can be used throughout the year for purposes other than specific holidays, which means my dollars go further. YAY!

But, I am sure you want to see how I made my card. I have not made an envelope for it yet….too many cucumbers to make into pickles, and tomatoes to can whole and diced, and as salsa, juice, and part of my end-of-the-garden soup mix. (Remember, I mentioned the end of the garden earlier in the post.) So, no envelope until I need to send this card. Oh, and did I mention that the inside isn’t finished either? I started the inside, but haven’t had time to finish it and get it in the card.

I really just wanted to give you a peek at this fabulous bundle before the catalog goes live on Wednesday.

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This card also uses my favorite Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Winter Woods stamps and Rooted in Nature stamps. I think they all combine wonderfully to make a great card.

I began with stamping a few of the wintry bare trees in Gray Granite on a panel of whisper white card stock which I then ran through the Big Shot in the Woodlands TIEF.

Using a Sponge Dauber I then highlighted the woodland embossed trees with Gray Granite. Since the trees I had stamped sort of looked like they were hanging in the air, I used the curvy die in the Winter Woods Bundle to cut a scrap of Whisper white to make a snowbank. This made a perfect way to ground the trees and provide a place for the sentiment from Rooted in Nature, stamped in Gray Granite.

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This panel was Liquid Glued onto my Mossy Meadow card base.

To add depth to the scene, I cut a square of whisper white, stamped a row of the bare winter trees in Gray Granite (after stamping them off twice) and some small conifers from the Rooted in Nature (annual catalog) stamp set. These were stamped off once, also in Gray Granite. I was going for a snowy evening look here, but I have other great ideas for this set, so stay tuned for more in upcoming posts.

I did a little Gray Granite sponging to take away the stark whiteness of the background, and am not totally happy with it. Do as you like here.

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Then I stamped off the large spruce tree from Winter Woods once in Mossy Meadow and stamped it as the tree closest to the owl. The backgrounds are finished. Now for the fun part, Ollie, the Owl himself. He is so handsome.

Ollie (my name for him) is stamped in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake card stock and colored with my Stampin’ Blends Markers. I used Bronze, Crumb Cake Light, Daffodil Delight Dark (eyes, bill and talons) and Smoky Slate Light. Using the outline die from the Still Night Bundle, and the magnetic platform for perfect placement of the die, I cut him out and applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.

The tree branch, cut with the die from the same bundle, is cut from a panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I love this paper as it is SO very versatile. I just wish it came in larger sheets. A white Gel pen made the snow on the branch.

I did stamp some snowflakes allover the background panel and the square with Craft White and the stamps from Still Night, but they don’t show up at all.

Liquid glue the branch to the square stamped with trees and adhere the owl in place. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to attach this art piece to the card front.

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The card front is done. Easy Peasy, and oh, so nice! Card cuts and product list below.

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Card Cuts: Mossy Meadow: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″; Whisper White: card front 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, square with trees 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, snow bank 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″;  Crumb Cake: owl 2-1/2″ square, Woodland Textures DSP: branch 4″ x 4″

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