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Step-it-Up Sunday #25 Lovin’ Country Livin’

Hi friends,

Welcome to Stamping Flair and thank you for stopping by. It’s a start of another week and I hope you’ve got some great things planned. I’m looking forward to getting my pre order from the Holiday catalogue. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow. If you would like a copy of the catalogue please contact me. There’s nothing quite like flicking through the pages of a beautiful book full of ideas to get you creating.

The stamp set I have used for today’s Step-it-Up Sunday is called Country Livin’. It has 3 images – a guitar, country boots and a truck which was the only stamp I hadn’t used as yet. I am really happy that I got to use it today with the country look I tried to get on the card. I love all things country so this stamp set was a must have for me.

As I did last week, again I have used the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper for a non Christmas card. DSP is versatile and because it is double sided you are not restricted to any particular season. Just let your imagination take you anywhere with your creations. I think today’s card is a great masculine card if you need some inspiration for men’s cards.

Basic

 

Create the base of this card with layers of Wood Textured DSP and Under the Mistletoe DSP. Stamp the image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colour with Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t do any shading with the Stampin’ Blends, I just used them like regular markers. Colour the grass with Granny Apple Green water colour pencil. Mount this panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and punch out using the Darling label punch.

Intermediate

To step up the Basic card, add a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock which has been embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.

I distressed the edges of the Wood Textured DSP and the Whisper White panel using the long edge of the paper snips. The Stampin’ Up paper snips work really well for this. They are very sharp and if you haven’t got yourself a pair, I highly recommend them. They are great on paper and ribbons.

Using a sponge dauber, apply Early Espresso ink to the edges of the panels to give an aged look.

Advanced

In this card I used quite a few colours of Stampin’ Blends however if you don’t have them all, just work with what you’ve got – it will be fine. Alernately use Water colour pencils or Stampin’ Write markers, whatever works for you.

My first step up on this is to add some Early Espresso to the raised parts of the embossed Crumb Cake layer. The DSP layers are the same as before. Die cut a label in Early Espresso using the second largest label from the Stitched Seasons bundle. Cut this in half and adhere the 2 halves together to form a smaller label. The join is covered by the truck.

To complete the Advanced card, stamp the truck twice. Colour one image with Stampin’ Blends and colour only the grass section of the second image. Use a scalpel to cut 2 slits in the grass on the second image just under the tyres. Then attach the first image on top of this by inserting the tyres into the slits and add liquid glue just under the tyres to stabilize it. Mount up the rest of the truck with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add this on top of your label with Dimensonals.

Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow onto Whisper White cardstock and attach to a Pear Pizzazz layer. Attach this with Dimensionals to look like it’s being carried in your truck.

For an added country feel, stamp 3 images of corn from the Blended Seasons bundled. Colour in with Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. Attach with liquid glue. To create the bow, cut 2 pieces of twine, attach together and tie a bow. Finish off with a button.

The Blended Seasons Bundle is only available until 31st August, while stocks last. The double stitching on the frames are beautiful and can be used in so many ways. If you love the bundle then don’t miss out on ordering it.

I love hearing from you so please leave a comment or enquiry and I will reply to you.

Have a creative week.


 

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