Sunday, July 3, 2022

Creation Station: The Great Outdoors


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Hello and welcome to the first Sunday of July and that means a Creation Station blog hop! This time our team is featuring creations on the theme of the great outdoors.  Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not an outdoorsy kind of girl. Quite the opposite! I don't want to be out with the bugs and sticks and dirt and heat and humidity! I'll stay inside, thank you very much. But I do like to look out my window at the nature that surrounds me. God's earth is so beautiful! I'm amazed every day.

I don't own many "great outdoors" type stamp sets, so I took the opportunity of being at a stamping retreat to borrow the Grassy Grove Bundle from one of the gals at the retreat! I wasn't sure that the card I'd created over the weekend up to snuff and I almost pulled out of the hop...but I took another look and I like it. I really like it!

I cut a full sheet of Crumb Cake Card Stock in half lengthwise (hotdog style) and scored each half at 5-1/2". I cut about 1/4" off one of the long sides and both short size of one of these pieces so that it would fit when I made the double-fold card.

On the front piece I used one of the dies from the Grove Dies to cut the forest silhouette. I was working with the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper and I noticed that one side could be used as a golden sky and grassy ground. I stamped the meadow stamp from the "Grassy Grove" set in Granny Apple Green onto the DSP to give it a little more interest. I cut the piece to fit the inside flap of the card.

I had a strip of this DSP piece left over, so I stamped the deer from the set in Daffodil Delight Ink right onto the DSP and quickly sprinkled on Clear Embossing Powder and set it with my Heat Tool. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to position the deer in place, so that he peeks out from behind the arbor.

I inked the tall trees stamp in Granny Apple Green and used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to fill in the trunks. I huffed on the stamp to re-wet it and then stamped it onto Basic White Card Stock. I cut this image out with the matching Grove Die and adhered it to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I made another set of trees using this same method, fussy cut one out, and adhered it to the inside of the card so that it covered the backside of the trees and their Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from this set in Early Espresso Ink onto a Crumb Cake scrap and cut it out with a label die from the All That Dies set. I adhered this to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.          

To finish the front of the card, I adhered a length of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim along the bottom and tied on a Linen Thread Bow. And I added a few Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots to the card.

For the inside, I cut a 4" by 5-1/4" piece of Basic White Card Stock and stamped the hill stamp in Crumb Cake Ink along the bottom. I also stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake.

Please keep hopping around our blog hop. The next creator is the super fabulous Elizabeth Price. I know you'll love her creation. Please follow our Insta-hop as well. I'm @kkstamper and Liz is @seeinginkspots. The whole team would love it if you'd give us a follow!

See you next month for our August hop!

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