Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thankful Still Life

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Gosh! I think I'm in love with every single thing about today's card. Each of the elements makes me so happy. But I'm especially happy with my coloring. Seriously:  if you hate coloring because you think you're no good at it (like I used to think), you need to get yourself some Stampin' Blends--they make everyone an artist. Really! Look at this.

There were so many leaves in the image, I wanted some of them to stand out. So, I colored the heart-shaped leaves like coleus--a little Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Marker around the edges, blended with a Light Old Olive Stampin' Blend Marker. Oh my gosh! You can blend two different colors!!

So, for this card, I stamped the milk jug in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Shimmery White Card Stock. I added the fall still life image at the top in the same ink.  Because the "Country Home" stamp set is photopolymer, you can see right through the stamps for easy placement. I set this aside to dry.

While the image was drying, I ran a 5-3/8" by 2-1/2" piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. These two were made for each other! I wanted to age the tin just a bit, so I rubbed my Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad lightly across the top and then buffed it with a paper towel.  

I embossed the front of a Basic Gray Card Stock card base with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Then I adhered the tin directly to the card.

Once my stamped image was dry, I colored it with Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends. I colored the berries with the Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend. And I already 'splained how I did the coleus leaves. Then (because I'm crazy), I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the card with a combination of regular and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

And to prove just how crazy I am, I stamped one of the sentiments from the "Country Home" stamp set in Basic Gray Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and fussy cut just the word "thankful." I adhered that to the card with a combination of regular and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Here's the finished product.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Country Still Life

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Have you seen the Country Lane Suite of products on pages 42 and 43 of Stampin' Up's holiday catalog? I love everything about it! The stamp set is gorgeous and just calling out to be colored. The Tin Tile Embossing Folder has become one of my favorites. I had lots of fun coloring today's card. Fun? Yes! Even I can color with Stampin' Blends! See?

I stamped the pitcher and floral images from the "Country Home" stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Shimmery White Card Stock. I set that aside to dry for a while. In the meantime, I embossed the front of a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base with the Subtle Embossing Folder (my other favorite folder). Then I embossed a 5-1/4" by 2-1/2" strip of regular Whisper White Card Stock with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. I adhered this to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next, I colored the image with Light and Dark Old Navy, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. I colored the berries with Dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend. I cut this out with one of the Layering Ovals Framelits and adhered it to a scalloped Smoky Slate Oval that I cut with another of the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finally, I stamped the label and hello from the stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink onto a scrap of Shimmery White Card Stock. I fussy cut this image and adhered it to the pitcher with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  This card was so sweet that I didn't feel the need to use any embellishments! IKR?!!

I'll be sharing another card made with the Country Lane Suite of products tomorrow, so come back and see what I've got for you!













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Monday, October 8, 2018

Comfort & Joy

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I fell in love with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit when I saw it in the Holiday Catalog. I also love the matching stamp set, which is also called "Timeless Tidings." I must not have been alone in my love for this kit because sales exceeded what Stampin' Up had initially planned for and the kit is on back order until the end of October. But never fear--I found another way to use this great stamp set in the meantime!
I embossed a 5" by 2" strip of Mossy Meadow Card Stock with the awesome Tin Tile Embossing Folder. Isn't it gorgeous? I cut a 5" by 2" strip of plaid Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the right side of a 3-3/4" by 5" Very Vanilla Card Stock mat. I adhered the Mossy Meadow embossed piece on the left side and then adhered everything to a Cherry Cobbler Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the "Timeless Tidings" stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock and cut it out with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelit. I adhered this to a scalloped Cherry Cobbler piece that I cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I adhered this piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For a finishing touch, a tied a bow in a length of Mossy Meadow Cotton Twine from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine pack. I added this to the card with a Glue Dot.
This card really speaks to the comfort of the season. It feels quite homespun to me--and it was a cinch to make!!









 
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