I am on a nature kick lately…
playing with neutrals and some of the beautiful animal images Stampin’ Up offers us.
I was inspired by Australian Demo Kylie Bertucci. Here is her card:
I stamped the Crumb Cake front panel with the Stampin’ Up Rooted in Nature stamp set. The log and the leaves were stamped in Soft Suede and the little branches of leaves were stamped with Early Espresso to coordinate with the card base and sentiment. I was going to put a layer around my focal image of the animals but then thought…dang, I can use my Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out an opening and get to see the outside decorative stitching left on the panel and then inlay the deer image with dimensionals leaving a dark border around it made from the existing card base! Now, I have another stamped die cut rectangle to make something with…you know I will…sooner or later…let’s hope it is sooner;)
I thought it was about time for a masculine card…
but then my sister-in-law would love this buck come November!
Did you notice the custom sizes of the Stitched Rectangle Dies? In the past, I have made some of my dies sand punches cut in different sizes by just lining up the cutting edge of the dies on an already cut piece of cardstock. But, this was the first time I did it with my Stitched Rectangles…oh my gosh…it was so easy because the stitches on the die fall right into the already cut stitches! So there you have it…those Stitched Rectangles have just grown even more versatile!!!
Some great images in the Stampin’ Up Rustic Retreat stamp set:
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I am in love again…this time…with the Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Suite!
A Bridge Fold Card is a perfect way to showcase the pieces in the stamp set and the dies:)
I used the NEW In Color Seaside Spray with the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper-
it matched wonderfully with the sailboat pattern piece I used.
In the card below, I used Balmy Blue which is listed on the color palette of the DSP.
You can see how it is a brighter blue than Seaside Spray which has a hint of gray with it.
A farewell to our beloved Stampin’ Up Lovely as a Tree…
Paper/Accessories Shares will be posted this week so you can reserve a spot!
and the Stampin’ Up Hardwood Background stamp is leaving us, too.
I used the Spotlight Technique on this card…check out the video for some tips!
Early Espresso Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ on 11″ side
Mint Hardwood Panel: 3-15/16 x 5-3/16 and 3″ square for circle
Early Espresso panel under trees: 2-7/8″ x 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla Rectangle Stitched Die that fits around trees- about 2-5/8″ x 4″
A simple inside finishes it off nicely!
Thankfully, our Leaves Trinkets are staying, I just love them!!
My Stampin’ Up Pal and Roomie, Janet Munden, gave me a super cool card! I just had to share it but then kind of destroyed a part of it in transit so I had to repair it ever so very slightly…I just put a black border around the car and the sentiment. Oh, and I had a gear die in my stamp case so I added it to the card:) A great card to get ready for Father’s Day!
I love her layout and the embossing she did with the gear dies using the Big Shot Embossing Mats. And the little Classic Garage Metal Elements are a perfect touch!
Here is Chad from the Home Office explaining how to emboss with our dies:
Janet always finishes her cards on the inside so nicely, too!