Today I have another card using Retiring Products. I have included some retiring designer series paper as well as a stamp set. The set has been great for small cards. I used it several times for Fall Thank You cards and some table decorations. I also adore the name of this stamp set, Many Blessings! The sentiments in the set reflect that name too, which is part of what makes the different pieces so versatile. Here is my project for today.
Many Blessings, 147775
And after mentioning the cute sentiments, I did not put one on the front of the card. Duh! I love this gorgeous Country Lane Designer Series Paper. Especially these two which are Blackberry Bliss. For me at least I find myself preferring the “back side” of the DSP as much as the fronts. I think of them as having backs and fronts, doesn’t everyone? LOL!
I was showcasing the DSP as well as the cute stamp, so the card is fairly simple. I stamped the image in Gray Granite and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends. I finished with going over the flowers and pot with Wink of Stella to give it a little shine.
Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you have enjoyed these last minute cards. The 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalogs go live tomorrow! I know I have a long list and hope you do as well. If you need catalogs, and do not currently have a demonstrator, I would love for you to reach out to me. I can get one to you quickly.
I have the measurements for today’s card just below this and the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.
- 5 1/2 X 8, scored and folded in half
- 5 1/4 X 4
- 5 X 3 3/4
- 4 7/8 X 2 5/8
- 4 3/4 X 2 1/2
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Today’s card is a case of a wall decoration I saw on pinterest. That was a painting instead of a card. But I thought it would make a great card. The concept is nothing new, but the look of the fence was the inspiration and one I have not previously made.
Rooted In Nature Bundle, 148353
I mentioned above that I have made similar cards with a cut out that is raised above the stamped image. But I had not used a different type shape, like this leaf. I had not previously used the Wood Textures DSP either. I love the wooden fence look.
I added the die cut/stamped leaves in front of the tree as some added dimension. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the final result. I hope you will give this a try using different shapes for the cut out.
The cut apart words are also a first for me. I am not sure why I spread them around the card, but when I tried with them all together, it just did not work for me. A day of difference!
The tree in the background is colored with Stampin’ Write Markers. I really hate that they cannot be ordered individually right now. I periodically add that to the idea box on the Stampin’ Up! website. Hopefully it will be an option in the future.
Thank you for stopping by. I will be back on Monday with a new project. I hope you will check in to see what it is. Here is wishing you a good weekend to come!
I have another Country Home stamp set card today. I really am loving this set. For today I combined Country Home with Love What You Do stamp set. I almost named the post Country Pitcher, LOL! The pitcher reminds me of the old blue metal dishes that were speckled and usually had a tad of rust on them. Am I dating myself? HaHa. Anyway, I turned it into a vase.
Country Home, 147678
Isn’t that Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper just beautiful? Stampin’ Up! continues to top themselves on the beauty of the DSP. This pack has each sheet with one side that is either pearly or copper. It is just “WOW!!
Because I wanted a blue pitcher, I chose to focus on the blue of the DSP. My base card is Blueberry Bushel. I have used it before, but when I put it with this DSP it just seemed to brighten. My coloring is with the Stampin’ Blends. I love how they seem to blend themselves and do not leave lines. I am definitely not a great blender!
To finish off the card I knew it needed something but I did not want to cover up the DSP. So I added the Pearlized Doily. It sort of blended into the paper, so I backed it with a Blueberry circle. The sentiment is stamped and backed with Blackberry Bliss. I added just a single pearl to go with the pearlized paper and doily.
Thank you for visiting today! I very much appreciate it. I have a complete supply list at the bottom of the page. Also I have included the measurements just below. Thanks again and please stop back tomorrow.
MEASUREMENTS: (Sorry for the funky 16th of an inch measurements. I stamped and decided to cut it down and that’s where I ended up! Oops)
- Card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 , folded and burnished
- Gray layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
- DSP layer is 4 X 5 1/4
- Small gray layer is 4 X 1 13/16
- White layer is 3 7/8 X 1 11/16
Oh My !! I knew as soon as I saw the Country Home stamp set that it had to come to my house. But actually playing with it is even better than I expected. And the milk can is my all time favorite. I have an old milk can that my Mother had probably 50 years ago. Another reason I love this set.
Country Home, 147678
I paired this sweet set with the Country Lane Designer Series Paper, as well as the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. I could not resist using the Cotton in the DSP to pair with the Cotton in the arrangement in the milk can.
A great bonus to his sweet stamp set is that it is photopolymer. This makes aligning images so easy. I was able to perfectly align the flowers on the top of the milk can. Easy Peasy!! I stamped everything in Smoky Slate Ink to have a softer outline. Coloring everything with the Stampin’ Blends is so easy. They leave no lines and you do not need to be a professional to blend them. I thought of dried cotton stems so I went over those with the light Crumb Cake Blend. I don’t believe you can tell from the photo but I used Wink of Stella on the white for the cotton.
Thank you for visiting today! I hope you will return tomorrow and see another Country Home card. All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page. Please do not forget about Bonus Days!!! If you place an order during August, you will receive a $5.00 coupon for every $50.00 you spend at one time.
- The base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded in half
- The first layer is 4 X 5 1/4
- The Cotton DSP background is 2 7/8 X 4 1/8 and the DSP is 2 3/4 X 4
- The milk can background is 2 1/4 X 4 1/8 and milk can layer is 2 1/8 X 4