A Rosy Thank You Card

With only 2 days left to secure this beautiful product, I just had to share a card made with products from the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. This is the ultimate papercrafting kit. Complete with a stamp set, matching dies, die cut elements and tags, 2 spools of ribbon, Rose Gold accented Designer Series Paper, Rose Gold foil sheets, Rose Gold mirror embellishments, Rose Gold shimmer paint – it’s got it all for the avid crafter. Did I say Rose Gold?

And Rosy doesn’t restrict you to pink. Click HERE to see a project using a very different colour scheme. The stamps and dies allow you to create in any colour scheme you fancy.

This is a thank you card I made for a friend of mine. I used the Stitched Rectangle Framelits for the insert. These framelits are a favourite of mine in the craft room and the stitching gives just enough detail to add texture to these layers. This layout is perfect for showing both sides of this beautiful paper, don’t you think? 

Everything is Rosy Product Medley Thank You Card

Although the frame looks like it has dimension it actually has been adhered with liquid glue. Offsetting panels of paper this way gives the look of depth. I then stamped the sentiment onto one of the die cut tags that come in the Product Medley. By aligning it to the left, it then allowed me to place the die cut flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the right to work in with the mini Rose Gold flowers which are on the tag.. A Rose Gold mirror embellishment adds an elegant finish to the sentiment.

Everything is Rosy, Die cut elements, Cardmaking kit

Click HERE to shop the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. Sale period ends 31st May.


Mermaid Kisses with a Fun Watercolour Background

It’s been a while folks. Sickness got me and I’m still not doing the best. Hope this winter weather doesn’t get you down with colds and nasties.

Cassidy celebrated her 16th birthday last week as well. It’s been lovely celebrating this special young lady who brings so much joy to me. She is filled with so much love and kindness and has a generous and forgiving spirit. Cassidy got a fun makeover with highlights in her hair for the first time so that was very exciting and she had some friends over to celebrate and enjoyed a fun time last weekend. Here she is all dressed up and getting a bit of a photoshoot done.

Cassidy 16th birthday photoshoot

The background for this card was created by Cassidy. One day I was creating a water colour wash and she thought it looked like fun. So she asked if she could make one too. Of course I said she could. She picked her colours and created this lovely background on Shimmery White cardstock. Isn’t it beautiful? Then she said ‘Mum, you can use it on one of your cards if you like’. So I liked and here is the card I made using it.  

Watercolour Wash on Shimmery White cardstock in Ocean hues

The water colour wash was created with Highland Heather, Blackberry Bliss and Coastal Cabana. This time Cassidy used Clear stamp blocks to ink up the colour. You could also use this technique with ink refills. Then then using an aqua painter she made the colours runny and easy to apply so no harsh lines appeared. 

I thought this mermaid was ideal for this background with the water colour background and it’s lovely colours. Instead of just leaving the panel of cardstock as it was, I cut it in half and die cut the edges and added an embossed Coastal Cabana panel behind it. The Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder looks like bubbles in water – perfect for my mermaid.

To colour her in, I combined several Stampin’ Blends and really worked all the colours in together. I started with Light Highland Heather and then blended the darker colour. When it came to adding Lovely Lipstick, after colouring it in, I then went over it with Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo to blend the colours in. A brush of Wink of Stella over her skirt adds the mermaid shimmer to it. 

Mermaid Wishes Stamp set by Stampin' Up! create a handmade little girl card

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the cardstock as I wanted to keep it fairly simple and let the background and mermaid stand out. Every little girl would love some Mermaid kisses for their birthday, I’m sure. 

The Stamparatus is very useful when stamping on Shimmery White cardstock or Watercolour paper. As it is more porous, I find that the ink doesn’t take straight away and may leave you with a half-stamped sentiment. Using the Stamparatus gives you the option of re-stamping again and again. 

Hope you’ve enjoyed this Cassidy-Rochelle creation and definitely give this watercolour wash a whirl. It’s a lot of fun.

Magical Mermaid handmade Children's card


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Step-it-Up Sunday #58 Everything is Rosy Alternate Project

Hello crafty friends,

Thank you for stopping by my blog to see what I have created for you today. Stepping it up with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is easy. With so many products to choose from, you can create everything from simple projects to very detailed. My card is definitely not so Rosy today. I have gone with shades of green and brown for some nature-inspired colours. For my card base I used the retiring In-Colour – Tranquil Tide. 

The inspiration for my layout is taken from the brand new Annual Catalogue which will be available on 4th June. I chose the ard in the top left with the anchor for my sketch. I liked the borders on the sides of the card.

Please contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001 to request a copy of the catalogue. 

Beginner

Beginner card with Everything is Rosy Project medley by Stampin' Up!

Tranquil Tide Card Base 21 x 14.8cm (scored in half)
Wood Textures DSP 14.8 x 10.5cm
Old Olive DSP 8.5x 2.5cm

This card is great for the beginner with a little bit of stamping and added elements to create a quick and easy card. I started off by stamping the leaves right along both edges of the Designer Paper in Old Olive. Photopolymer stamps make it easy to create a border like this as you can see through it.

Stamping on patterned paper gives you added design and texture to your projects. The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) has so many textured images in it that it can be used for all types of projects. 

The sentiment was stamped onto a pre-cut label from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. This Kit comes in a lovely presentation box with the Stampin’ Up Statement of the Heart printed on top. The silver flower is also from this kit and adds a lovely finishing touch to this #simplestamping card. 

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit includes:

* 4 large labels
* 8 small labels
* 8 yards (7.3 m) Tranquil Tide Baker’s Twine
* 8 yards (7.3 m) pearlised thread
* 8 silver adhesive-backed roses
* 8 silver paper clips
* 8 Grapefruit Grove paper clips
* 1 designer box, 6″ x 4-3/4″ x 1″ (15.2 x 12 x 2.5 cm)

Casual

Casual crafter, Step-it-Up Sundy, Everything is Rosy alternate project

I stepped this card up a little bit by adding some stamped flowers in Soft Suede and leaves in Tranquil Tide behind the sentiment. These stamps are so beautiful and I really like the Soft Suede version of these flowers. I added some twine from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit to complete this card. 

Avid

Avid crafter card with Everything is Rosy product medley

Additional measurements
Whisper White cardstock 10.8 x 2.8cm
Basic Black cardstock 11.4 x 3.4cm

My card for the avid crafter utilizes the beautiful dies that come in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. I stamped the flowers in Soft Suede onto Soft Suede cardstock. The leaves have been stamped in Tranquil Tide onto Old Olive cardstock which gives it a lovely two-tone effect. 

The additional leaves are die cut from Tranquil Tide cardstock. Although they look similar to the leaves that are stamped behind on the Desginer Series Paper, it doesn’t cut out the stamped image – it’s completely different. However, it works together with the stamp to create a fuller look.

To break the greens and browns up I wanted a black and white paper. However I had nothing to match which was current, so I created my own with the handwritten background stamp. This is a stamp which I haven’t used much but I am loving this look in black as it added just what I wanted to make those flowers stand out.

The sentiment was heat embossed with Clear embossing powder to make it pop against the flowers. I created a bow by wrapping twine 3 times around my fingers and tying it off. Then I added the braided linen which really works well with the Wood Textures DSP. 

Everything is Rosy, Handmade Thank you Card, Heat embossing

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley has it all for creating the most beautiful projects. Today I only used some of the stamps and dies so you can imagine how much more you could do with the entire kit. All items I used for these cards are listed below. Any items marked in red are retiring and are only available while stocks last or until 3rd June. 

Have a lovely week.


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Heat Tool

$50.00

Don’t Let Worry Spoil Your Happy

Another quick card with the pretty, Everything is Rosy Project Medley – this massive kit that enables you to create to your heart’s content.  My chosen card base is Gray Granite and I love the soft look of this against the beautiful rich colours on the Designer Series Paper which come in this Medley. 

Handmade Card with Banners and Rose Gold Paper

I then embossed the Melon Mambo panel with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. This combines well with the Rose Gold leaves on the patterned paper. The layering of 2 different patterned papers work well in this case as one is lighter and has a smaller design, while the Night of Navy paper stands out against this with the Rose Gold leaves. I used the Triple Banner punch to create the banners and layered ribbon around this at the top for a coordinated look.

The Rose Gold border has been die cut with one of the intricate dies that come in this 10 die set. It’s absolutely beautiful and adds so much elegance to a simple project. 

This is a lovely encouragement card and is bound to cheer anyone up. 

Everything is Rosy, Rose Gold Craft Kit

Order the Everything is Rosy Product Medley by clicking on the image below. This is available until 31st May, only while stocks last. 

Everything is Rosy
Everything is Rosy Kit contents

Purchase the Product Medley and you will received the May Class in the Mail FREE. Make sure you use Host Code HJMSKYHV for orders $60 and under. Orders over $60 will still receive Class in the Mail just don’t use the Host Code as you will receive your own Host Rewards.

I will mail you all the card bases, cardstock, envelopes. You will also receive a PDF with dimensions, instructions and photos to create 4 beautiful cards using the Beautiful You stamp set. Click on the image below to see all the details for this class. 

Class in the Mail, Beautiful You


 

Nature Inspired Gift Bag

Today, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world have been having a Lovely as a Tree farewell party. ‘Why this stamp set’?, you may ask. This has been the longest serving stamp set in Stampin’ Up! history, being introduced into the 2007-2008 catalogue. It’s service to stampers worldwide warranted a special send off. We have been sharing memories and ideas with this timeless stamp set on the Facebook Demonstrator page. Anyone who is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can be part of this group where we find ideas, inspiration and encouragement. 

We have also been welcoming the latest addition to ‘tree’ like stamps – Rooted in Nature. Together, these stamps can work side by side to create beautiful works of art. My project combines both these sets to create a cute treat bag or gift bag to fill with something special. 

A gift bag created with Lovely as a Tree stamp set

I started off by using my scraps of Calypso Coral cardstock to add the stripes between the gold stripes on the bag. Those scraps never go to waste in my craft room and they were perfect for this project. 

The tree was stamped in Old Olive and then I added some Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral with a sponge dauber. I used the Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack for the panel behind the tree and also for the sentiment. These colours tied in well with the chosen colour palette. 

To create the leaves, I first brushed water liberally over a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. Then I sprinkled Gambouche and a tiny bit of Brilliant Red Brusho Crystal over it. Once dry, I stamped the leaves in Calypso Coral and die cut them. 

Rooted in Nature leaves coloured with Brushos, Stampin' Up!

This bag was not complete without a doily. These coloured doilies are great because they are white on one side which make them suitable for altering the colour as well with Markers, Blends or ink.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree and Rooted in Nature Treat Bag

Since I had prepared this post, this lovely stamp set has sold out. However, the Rooted in Nature stamp set is available. Buy as a bundle and save. 

Save 10% on Rooted in Nature Bundle

During the current catalogue you can get the Rooted in Nature stamp and Nature’s Root dies as a bundle which will save you 10% of the total price. Although these 2 items are carrying over into the new catalogue, they will NOT be bundled and will only be available as separate items. 

The treat bags, Brusho Crystals and some other items are retiring as well so if there’s something you like then it’s best to get it before it’s too late. 


Create this Project at Home

A Mother’s Day Tribute through a Scrapbook Page

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all you lovely ladies who are doing the best job of all – being a mum, to those who are step-in mums and care givers and those Dads who take the place of mum. Hope your little ones (or not so little ones) show you the love and appreciation you deserve on your special day.

I am blessed to be mum to my daughter Cassidy. She is a kind and caring lady and amazes me with her compassionate spirit to see the good in everyone. I am also thankful to God for blessing me with a kind, caring, Christian mother who was always there to listen and was always telling us and showing my sister and me that she loved us. My project today is a tribute to my mum who passed away 17 years ago, the day before Mother’s Day. That was a very tough Mother’s Day to go through.

The photo I have chosen for my scrapbook page is one that brings back a beautiful memory for me. I remember this framed photo sat on my Dad’s desk until the day he passed away – they had been married for 39 years and he missed Mum so much when she had gone. This photo shows my mum sitting at a typewriter. This was taken at her workplace but I also remember her typing aerogrammes (who remembers them?) and pages and pages of letters to friends and relatives. 

Mum and Dad’s love story began at their joint workplace – Back to the Bible Broadcast. This was a Christian radio ministry. My Mum was involved in the music – playing piano and accordion and administrative work. So I think this photo had special significance to my Dad. 

This scrapbook page just had to have orchids because my mum loved purple Singapore orchids. I had the perfect stamp for this didn’t I? The Orchid Builder stamp and die set worked perfectly. 

I used a retired 12’x12′ Basic Black cardstock sheet as my base. Then I created the watercolour wash on the Shimmery White cardstock using Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral. I inked separate Clear Blocks for each colour and using an aqua painter, washed the colour onto the Shimmery Cardstock. 

Once this piece had dried, I added the Timeless Textures stamp in Highland Heather. The Sheet Music stamp further captures this tribute, remembering my mum’s love of music. Her ‘other’ job was teaching piano at home and in the early days going by bus to the student’s homes to teach them. Lots of sacrifice was made to help our family.

I inked only part of music stamp by ripping a piece of paper and covering part of it, inking it up and then stamping it. This creates that unfinished look on the stamped image.

The orchids were stamped in Basic Grey and I added Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Rich Razzleberry with sponge dabuers to colour them. These orchids are easy to create with the coordinating dies. The centres have been stamped in Mango Melody onto So Saffron cardstock. 

To create the leaves, I water coloured a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Old Olive and Shaded Spruce ink. Once dry, I stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce and die cut them. The flowers and leaves have been laid onto a branch from the Seasonal Layers die. 

Handmade purple orchids, papercraft

I then incorporated the typewriter from the lovely P.S. You’re the Best stamp set which has a vintage look about it. Some colour was stamped onto it with the Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch. 

Stampin' Up! Typewriter with Orchid Builder bundle

The addition of of the Delicate Lace Edgelits and a doily adds a softness which reflects my mum’s character and her sense of style. A few rhinestones coloured with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend embellishes this layout perfectly. 

I chose this Bible verse because my sister and I were truly blessed to have this special lady as our mum. I have used the Story Label punch, which is available in the new catalogue, to write out my sentiment. 

Sheet Music stamp, Stampin' Up!

Enjoy your day.


Products used for this Project

Coordinating Card and Gift Box with Everything is Rosy

My projects continue today with the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. I can’t seem to stop creating with this beautiful range of products which I’m sure, was made for me. If you know anything about me, I love the colour pink and you will find my home decorated with shades of pink from cushions to ornaments and flowers – I love it.

I’ve got a couple of coordinating projects to show you today. The card and mini pizza box have been decorated with the same paper and similar arrangement of flowers. I think this would make a lovely wedding card as you could put money or a gift card in the box.

For the card base and pizza box I chose the softer pink of Blushing Bride to layer my beautiful Rose Gold paper on. 

Coordinated card and gift box with Everything is Rosy Product Medley by Stampin' Up!

Congratulations Card

I started the card off by stamping a border on the side of the card with some leaves  in Blushing Bride. Tone on Tone stamping adds just the right amount of background without taking over the design. Then I added the Rose Gold detailed paper with Night of Navy striped coordinating paper acting as a border.

The flowers have been stamped in a combination of Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo. Don’t these look lovely together?

Tone on Tone stamping with Everything is Rosy cardmaking kit

Rose Gold shimmer paint was added to the centre of the flowers. I did this by dipping a stylus into the lid of the shimmer paint and then adding dots on the flowers. For the larger flowers, I dragged these dots outwards creating a shimmery centre. You can see the shimmer in the photo below. 

Rose Gold shimmer paint used to colour the centre of flowers

Rose Gold foil was used for the fine leaves that have been added to the floral spray. These cut out really easily and the shiny leaves work really well with the little Rose Gold flowers on the Designer Paper. The sentiment was stamped on one of the die cuts from the pre-cut sheets which come in this Medley.

Pizza Box with Everything is Rosy by Stampin' Up!

Mini Pizza Box

The gift box is very quick to make with our cute mini pizza boxes. I layered the Designer Paper on top of the Blushing Bride cardstock. then added a coordinating paper on the 4 sides. The flower has been arranged with the leaves as I did for the card to make this a lovely coordinated gift set. 

Mini Gift Box with Everything is Rosy Craft Kit

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is available for a limited time until the end of May or while stocks last. You can see how easy it is to create beautiful projects with these products. To order your very own pack of goodies, just click on the product below which will take you to my store. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave me a message.


 

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Coming up Roses with Everything is Rosy

I’m excited to share with you these cards that I have made with this fun product medley. I got mine in the mail Tuesday but I resisted opening the package until I had finished the project that I was working on and cleaned my desk. Wednesday being my day off from my regular job, I was able to admire these goodies. I have been looking forward to ordering this since it was first shown and now that I have it, I can tell you it is amazing. There is so much in it, you will be creating like there’s no tomorrow. The stamps are beautiful and the dies that accompany them have some lovely intricate detail.

Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley display of products in the suite

The product medley includes

  • 18 photopolymer stamps
  • 10 dies
  • 48 sheets of 6’x6′ Designer Series Paper – 8 each of 6 double-sided designs. One side has Rose Gold detail.
  • 8 sheet of 6’x6′ Rose Gold foil paper
  • 2 sheets printed die cuts
  • 4 sheets rose gold die cuts – 2 sheets of 2 designs
  • 60 Rose Gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments (these have a clear film on top to protect them),
  • 9.1 metres Melon Mambo Ruched Ribbon
  • 9.1 metres Night of Navy/Rose Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • 15ml Rose Gold Shimmer Paint

As for the double sided Designer Series Paper – you need to see it to really see how beautiful it is. It looks so opulent with the Rose Gold through it.  

DSP Everything is Rosy, Stampin' Up!

I just had to make this paper the prominent feature on my first 2 cards from this suite as it is so pretty. How could I not? I had trouble picking which sheets I wanted to use first and ended up choosing this gorgeous Night of Navy with Rose Gold swirl paper. For a contrast, I chose a striped sheet without the Rose Gold feature for the second card.

The smaller oval has been embossed with the Tufted embossing folder and on this card with the Night of Navy background the Rose Gold Foil sheet really stands out with the embossing. I created a stamped panel with one of the flowers from this 18 piece stamp set. The Melon Mambo has been stamped off once to achieve a muted look. 

Everything is Rosy, Night of Navy card with Rose Gold and Flowers, Stampin' Up!

The rich Night of Navy ribbon with the Rose Gold edging adds a glamorous touch to this card. On both cards I have used die cut flowers from the printed die cut sheets. These are great for creating quick projects. 

On the next card I added a similar border in the centre but used the leaves instead with Night of Navy stamped off. The images stamp really well and are lovely. When using photopolymer stamps, it’s helpful to have a Piercing Mat underneath the cardstock to act as a cushion which will give you a crisper image.

The sentiment has been mounted on a small banner created from a bit of leftover (it’s not scrap when it’s Rose Gold!) paper. Although it’s small it adds a nice element to this card. I added a Rose Gold mirror embellishment to the centre of the flower to tie in with the Designer Paper under the sentiment

Everything is Rosy Product Medley, Card Kit by Stampin' Up!, Melon Mambo floral handmade card

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is available during May. I’ll be featuring more projects in the coming days and alternative ideas with these beautiful products. To make sure you don’t miss out on all these projects you can subscribe to my blog and my newsletter (links on the right of this page). My newsletter has an exclusive project only for subscribers.

Love it? Everything is Rosy Product Medley is only available while stocks last – get it while you can.


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Wonderful Romance Mother’s Day Card

A couple of weeks ago I hosted a Mother’s Day themed class and we created a card with the Wonderful Romance bundle. It’s so pretty and the bouquet is perfect for colouring in. The bouquet we made in class was coloured with Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green. I worked on another bouquet in Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron on the same day because it’s nice to see the different looks you can get just by varying colours. This card is created with that bouquet I coloured in. 

Handmade Card for Mother's Day Stampin' Up! Wonderful Romance

I’ve layered this beautiful bouquet on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. This paper has a variety of wood textures in different shades. Perfect for masculine makes but as you can see it’s great for any card or project. 

I started by cutting a panel of Wood Texture paper and a smaller panel of Daffodil Delight paper. I cut into these 3cm to create a cute opening. Then using a bone folder I curled the edges and folded slightly. The Everyday Label punch out, stamped with the Sheet Music stamp has been added under these layers. I liked the pop of colour this added in Poppy Parade. The bouquet has been mounted with a glue dot right over the join where the stem is and then raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals for the rest of it. 

Wonderful Romance, Lovely Romance Stampin' Up!, Bouquet of flowers card

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. This set has so many sentiments that you can mix and match and is a great addition to any collection.  Thoughtful Banners, Sentiments for every occasions

Team it with the Duet Banner punch (which is also retiring) for some quick sentiments to add to projects.

For my card today, I wanted a small sentiment as I didn’t want it to be too heavy against the flowers. I stamped the 2 lots of words and then used the Classic Label Punch to punch them out, snipping the excess ends off. This is a quick method of getting a uniform height for your sentiments without having to trim tiny pieces of cardstock on a trimmer. 

Stampin' Up! handmade card with Wonderful Romance bundle coloured with Stampin' Blends

I’ve listed the products I’ve used to create this card. All items marked with a * are retiring. To shop the entire Retiring List Click Here


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Big Shot

$159.00

Step-it-Up Sunday #57 Country Road Thank you Card

Hi Stampers, 

Thank you for stopping by to visit me today at my blog Stamping Flair and to see what I have got for you on Step-it-Up Sunday.  Hope you are all doing well and have had a really great week. 

Have you ordered the new Everything is Rosy Product Medley and received it or are you like me, checking the tracking number every day? I have a feeling mine is going to arrive on Monday and I am so excited to start crafting with it. That is one bumper pack of goodies, touched with Rose Gold. There’s Rose Gold foil sheets, Rose Gold in the Designer Series Paper, Rose Gold through the embellishments and even Rose Gold shimmer paint. If you are mad for the Rose Gold then this is a bundle you don’t want to miss out on. It’s available until the end of May or while supplies last. Click on the image below to view the full size flyer detailing all the products you receive in this medley. 

Everything is Rosy Product List

Step-it-Up Sunday today features one of my favourite stamp sets – Country Road. if you know anything about me, you know I’m a bit partial to all things country and this carries over to stamps as well. After choosing the stamp set I wanted to work with, the next decision was a colour palette. Mossy Meadow was my first choice as I hadn’t used it a great deal and I wanted to use a colour that hadn’t been featured much.  Once that was decided, I needed a earthy colour as my base so Sahara Sand was my coordinating colour. Working out my colours like this makes it easy to create a coordinating palette for my projects.

Having my ink pads stored in the new Storage by Stampin’ Up! modular storage is also great when working out colour combinations. I have ink pads sitting right in front of me on my desk and when I pick up a ink pad that I want to coordinate with another colour, I just hold it against the other ink pads and see which suits. Having them handy and right at my fingertips, without having to move anything, makes it very easy.
 

Beginner

The Beginner card uses the Clear Block stamping technique to add a block of colour to the Very Vanilla panel. To get this look, I took Clear Block D and inked it up with the Sahara Sand ink. Then I spritzed the block with water. Make sure that you shake off any excess water off the block otherwise it will drip on your cardstock (I learned after the second stuff up!). Each time you do this technique, the result will vary. I think the washed look and variations in colour looks effective and creates a fun, yet easy background. 

 

Country Road stamp set by Stampin' Up! used to create a h andmade thank you card for a beginner

The grass has been stamped, several times in Mossy Meadow and the weather vane  in Early Espresso. The sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set and has been stamped in Mossy Meadow. Burlap ribbon adhered with Tear & Tape adds a quick trim to complete this card with some simple stamping. 

Casual

I stepped this card up with some stamping over multiple layers of cardstock (Normally Triple Time stamping but in this case Double Time). I temporarily adhered the Sahara Sand square to the Very Vanilla panel. This is done by adding a little bit of Tombow Glue to the Sahara Sand cardstock and leaving it aside for a couple of minutes.

Clear Block stamping technique, Stampin' Up1

Tombow, once left like that, becomes tacky. Then I placed this on top of the Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the grass over the 2 panels. You need to press quite firmly and hold the stamp in place a few seconds longer as you are stamping over an uneven surface. Once the stamping is complete then the Sahara Sand panel can be taken off.

At this point, I stamped the wagon wheel in Sahara Sand and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento in, then adhered this to a Basic Black panel which was added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Step-it-Up Sunday, Cardmaking for all levels of crafters, Country Road stamp set by Stampin' Up

The weather vane was fussy cut and I added Dimensionals to the horse part and liquid glue to the bottom section so it sat flat on the card. I stepped up the ribbon by adding linen thread and a bow. 

To create this bow, take the linen thread with your right hand and wrap round 4 fingers of the left hand. Then wrap it twice around 3 fingers and then around 2.  Carefully take it off your fingers while holding one section of the strands together so the formed circles don’t fall apart. Pinch the centre of the strands together and this will form your loops. Snip off the thread leaving a little extra and use that to wind round the centre of your bow and tie in a knot with the other strand. Tighten firmly. 

To further secure this, take another piece of linen thread and tie it around the bow. This will give you 4 tails to your bow. Then fan out all the loops to create a really cute bow. 

Avid

This card has several added elements to keep the avid crafter happy. I started off by embossing the weather vane in copper and fussy cutting it. It gives that aged look to it with the embossing and I love it. As a base for all my elements, I chose a Merry Merlot circle which has been embossed with the corrugated embossing folder. This folder and me – love, love, love. The addition of the Merry Merlot makes the card pop.

I stamped the wagon wheel and used my 1  3/4″ circle punch but as that’s not available any more, the Layering Circle dies will work fine as well.

Country Road stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Avid crafter card

The star was stamped in Merry Merlot and I bent the edges to give it dimension. It’s sitting on top of a few leaves punched with the Sprig punch . The tile is from the Country Home stamp set. I like the colour and detail it adds to the whole picture.

Create a handmade country card with the Country Road stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Step-it-Up Sunday

The Country Road stamp set is retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue. Make sure to add it to your collection before it’s gone. Click on any item below to be taken direct to my store. 

Check back during the week for projects featuring the Everything is Rosy Product Medley. Subscribe to my blog to make sure you don’t miss out on any my updates and please contact me with feedback or any queries. I love hearing from you. 

Have a wonderful week. 


Products Used to Create these Cards

Heat Tool

$50.00
Sprig Punch

$31.00