Country Home Cards

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Last year I went on a Scrapbooking cruise out of Galvaston, Texas. It was put on by a couple Stampin’ Up Demonstrators. Which I have really never used their products because I’m not a stamper! Well they had some items set up that you could make if you wanted and you were given the products to make them. They had a cute fall hanger but I didn’t need a fall hanger so I took the supplies home and decided I could make cards out of it. So here are three cards I have come up with so far.

Grateful Heart

I used Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! May 25, 2017 sketch for my inspiration.

Greatful for someone like you

I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #187 for my inspiration.

 

Todays the perfect day

Inside: … for thinking happy thoughts of you.

I used My Favorite Things Sketch #318 for my inspiration.

Supplies on all cards:

Stamps: Country Home by Stampin’ Up

Patterned Paper: Country Lane Designer Paper by Stampin’ Up

Cardstock: Bazzill (Cajun, Palo Verde)

Accents/Tools: brads, ribbon, EK Success scallop punch

 

Hummingbird

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Hummingbird - 4

I have a standing order for hummingbirds for Mother’s Day. I broke down and bought “Humming Along” by Stampin’ Up. So glad I did. Since I’m not a stamper or good at coloring I decided to stamp on paper that was done like watercolor! Then I used the dies to cut it out. I used the abstract image that comes in the die as the background. It took me a little bit to figure out how to do it since the gold was thin and when it went through the xyron it would be hard to put it on without it ripping. Finally glued the gold on some plain cardstock and then cut it.

Even though the sketch showed ink I did a die cut….which is more my style!

CHALLENGES:
1) May 2019 Card Sketch – Sketch #4. Original sketch found here.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain, Seasalt) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird - 6

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lagoon, ) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird Green

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bazzill Green, Pollen) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Hummingbird Kachina

Stamp and Metal Die: Humming Along by Stampin’ Up
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Pollen) The Paper Studio (Antique Gold)
Patterned Paper (hummingbird): Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Ink: memento black

Pencil Eraser Stamping

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Top O Mornin

So I went looking for inspiration on the pencil eraser stamping technique (basically use the eraser as your stamp pad to make circles) and saw this card I really liked (I adore you) http://sweetpapertreats.com/2014/06/03/watercolor-for-card-makers-day-4/

So then I decided to do the color scheme at the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com which is the colors above except for gold it should be silver. But had to have gold on a St. Patty’s Card!! I did cut out the shamrock and had the negative space like on the inspiration but didn’t like it as much as just pop dotting a shamrock on the white piece. I don’t do cut outs well!!

CHALLENGE:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – color category – use the colors provided as your inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Yellowgreen, Green, white)
Inks: some trial inks from over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: embossing folder, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, SVG file – shamrock (  )

Happy Birthday dots - verticle

So I decided to make another card with the Pencil Eraser Stamping technique based off this card: http://stampandembellish.com/2015/08/build-a-birthday-fun-cards/

I stamped on textured cardstock so it gave it a different look. Now let me tell you I’m not a stamper so after trying to stamp a saying and that not working… I thought the saying needed to be heat embossed. Well I couldn’t find my stamp buddy to keep the powder from getting on other parts of the card so I went back to my trusty computer!! I stamped with pencil erasers and the big ones are daubers….now to find a mini and medium dot. (I tried q-tips but unless they were tight they didn’t work right).

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique Category – pencil eraser stamping.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, white)
Inks: unknown from over 10 years ago

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