Another Challenge Card

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  • Good Evening Stampers!

Thanks for joining me this evening! I have another card from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I had some time this afternoon to craft and came up with another card that is a spin off Jen Mitchell’s (one of the designer team at Freshly Made Sketches) beautiful card.

First I used the Stitched Shapes Framelit (145372) die smallest square and cut four window panes from my base Whisper White (100730) card stock. I scored the base to help place the squares in the correct position. The first one I tried (even using my magnetic plate on my Big Shot (143263)) shifted at the last minute so the window was skewed. I used a sticky note to hold the square down the second time I tried and that helped a lot. I attempted to keep the scenery simple for behind the window but had such fun while doing the stamping of the scene that I got a little carried away! I used 2 stamp sets for the scene: Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) and High Tide (143006). I tried 3 times before I was happy enough to use the scene .

First I used the ground stamp from High Tide (143006) to stamp the foreground in stamped off Early Expresso (147114). I repeatedly stamped until I filled in the bottom portion. Parts of this get cut off by the windows so if you make this card learn from my mistake 🙂 Then I cleaned my stamp and used that same stamp with stamped off Balmy Blue (147105) for the sky. I filled in the sky portion and did not worry too much about the open areas. I left room for the sun and continued to fill in. Then I used the other smaller background stamp from High Tide (143006) to fill in the other areas with stamped off Balmy blue (147105). I used the sun stamp with Pineapple Punch (147141) during this time so I would not forget to leave the space open. I would do the sun before I stamped the sky if I repeated this card.

I used the large tree stamp from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) with Old Olive (147090) ink then cleaned my stamp and re-stamped the same spot with Pear Pizzazz (147104). When inking up the Tree stamp with Pear Pizzazz(147104), I just inked the branches not the trunk of the tree. Lining up this part is a bit of a challenge with the wood block stamp but I think I did pretty good. I think using two colors give the tree more dimension. I ordered the wood block set from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482)  but in retrospect I think the clear set may be the better choice because then I could use my Stamparatus! (146276) to re-stamp the same spot much easier. If you do not have a Stamparatus (146276) you should look into one.

The Stamparatus (146276) is a wonderful stamp positioning tool that has a total of four different plates you can put stamps on. I could do a whole post on the Stamparatus (146276and maybe I will.

I then used Pear Pizzazz (147104) to stamp the pine trees. Next I stamped the birds from High Tide (143006) across the sun and across the whole square. I attached the square to the inside of the card lining up the top to the top of the card. I applied Snail adhesive (104332) to the inside of the window and then placed the square in place. I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature (Wood 146479/ Clear 146482) to the bottom of the card with Old Olive ink (147090).

What do you think? Do you think you would do this card? If you do, don’t forget to share here and on the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Happy Stampin’

LuAnn

 

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I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!

Author: LuAnn

I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!