Hi Stampers. Stampin’ Up! recently had their online “OnStage” event. All attendees were given the new Etched in Nature stamp set and were asked to make a card to share. I ended up with two cards to share. On the first one, I couldn’t seem to get the sentiment straight. You may not notice, but it drove me crazy. The second card was a result of my fixing the issue. It worked out well because it’s a bit of a “stepped up” version of my card.
My card has a Crumb Cake card base followed by a layer of Garden Green CS. Before adhering this layer to the card, I embossed the foliage and sentiment in white. To make this “pop” a little more, I used a sponge dauber to rub garden green ink over the top of the foliage (the emboss resist technique) and around the edges of the card.
Using the Etched in Nature stamp set, I stamped the bird onto Basic White CS. Using Paper Snips, I cut around the top of the tail. Next, I used a circle from the layering circles dies to die cut a circle around the bird. As I did the die cutting I had the tail on TOP of the die and the rest of the CS under the die. This way it did not cut off the tail. Using a slightly larger scalloped die cut, I die cut a Misty Moonlight CS. The bird was then colored with Stampin’ Blends. The two circles were attached to each other using Stampin’ Seal and to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Inside the card is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS. I stamped the sentiment and the foliage in Early Espresso ink. This layer is adhered with Stampin’ Seal.
After stamping the sentiment for the umpteeth time and it not being straight, I used the trimmer to square it up. In doing this, I removed approximately 1/4″, so I added the Soft Suede layer behind it.
While I was “stepping it up”, I decided to add a strip of ribbon behind the circles. I wrapped the ribbon around the Garden Green layer and attached it on the back side with glue dots. This time, I added the Garden Green layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few rhinestones were also added next to the sentiment.
Inside this card is very similar to the first one. This time, I stamped the foliage in Garden Green ink and added the mushrooms (in Crumb Cake ink) and the butterfly (in Balmy Blue ink). Which card are you more likely to recreate?
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