Into the Forest

A week or so ago marked a sad anniversary in the life of one of my very best friends.  So, I needed and wanted to send something to let her know that….I knew it was a hard week for her, and that I was thinking of and praying for her.  One of the very best parts about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is having pretty immediate access to a number of really excellent tools for making nearly any kind of card, to fill nearly any need.  And this was no exception.  I pulled out my Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and, since my friend is outdoorsy and loves the woods and the forest, my stack of Adventure Bound DSP.  And in that stack I found the perfect card front.  When I added some vellum…it became perfect in the extreme.  Take a look-see:

In the Forest Outside 1 watermarked

The photo-quality picture of the forest was lovely as it was, but I feel like it became something other-worldly with the addition of the vellum over the top.  It’s a perfect misty morning, with the sun shining down; the kind of morning that sometimes gives me a lump in the throat and always makes me remember to send a little prayer of thanks upstairs.

But, I digress.  I SNAIL’d the DSP to a piece of Crushed Curry Card Stock and then used my Handheld Stapler to adhere the vellum over the piece of the DSP.  Doesn’t get much simpler than that, does it? 🙂

For the sentiment, I inked up the stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers set with Versamark, stamped it on a circle of Mossy Meadow CS and sprinkled it with Crushed Curry Emboss Powder, which I then heat embossed.  I SNAIL’d that circle onto a slightly larger Crushed Curry circle – that I’d sponged with Mossy Meadow ink.

In the Forest Outside 2 watermarked

The banner under the sentiment is just the bottom part of the DSP that I’d cut off to create the correct size for the card front.  I used my Hexagon punch to make the banner ends, and then SNAIL’d it to the vellum.  The sentiment circle layer is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I put the entire layered front onto a Mossy Meadow card base with some more Dimensionals….And the front was done!  Yes, you read me right – done.  And not a pearl to be seen!  gasp!

In the Forest Outside 3 watermarked

The inside got a strip of the DSP – again “harvested” when I cut the paper down to size – not a piece was wasted…too pretty! I first adhered it to another piece of Crushed Curry CS.  I SNAIL’d it to some Whisper White CS and then stamped the inside sentiment in Crushed Curry.  Then I decided to play with it a little bit more and did some sponging with Mossy Meadow – just to give it a little depth.

In the Forest Inside watermarked

And the card was done.  In about two shakes, really.  The Adventure Bound DSP offers so many opportunities for quick cards – that are still just gorgeous.  Quick doesn’t mean not-beautiful!  And, when a card is quick AND beautiful, it encourages us (well, me, at least!) to make some cards ahead of when I might need to have one.  Almost like…thinking ahead.  Anti-procrastinating.  Crazy!

So – that’s it!  Hope that you enjoyed my share for you today!

Today and Tomorrow.  Might ought to be a song title – but, in fact, it’s how much time is left to cash in on Sale-A-Bration AND my Free Shipping Weekend.  To give you one last shot at Sale-A-Bration deals, I’m extending my free shipping deal to match SAB – so, it’s good on any order over $50 (before taxes and shipping) placed thru about 5pm West Coast Time tomorrow (31 Mar).   See details on how to get the free shipping here.

To help you choose some great items, this week’s Weekly Deal are still good thru tonight.  There are some really fun things this week – so don’t miss out!  And don’t overlook how handy that Adventure Bound DSP is!

Hope to hear from a bunch of you that you’ve placed an order and reeled in some free stash! 🙂



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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 1 7/8″ circle (sentiment)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/8 ” x 5 3/8″ (large mat); 2 3/8″ circle (sentiment mat)
Adventure Bound DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4′
Vellum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (Inner liner)
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Backorder Report – as of 27 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

137366: Berry Basket Bigz L Die–April 3
120801: Die Storage Large Insert–April 3
137364: Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–April 3
133718: 2014-2016 In Color Cards–April 3
131192: Regals Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 7
131193: Subtles Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–April 7
131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die (due in warehouse April 8)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
137363: Hello You Thinlits
139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood)
139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear)
138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer)
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit

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4 thoughts on “Into the Forest

  1. This is simply beautiful Mary! I love the idea to use staples on the Vellum…awesome! Beautiful colors and great design, I’m sure that your friend will love it.

  2. mom

    Oh. I love this, Mary! It is perfect. I know it was very much appreciated and will be treasured; frame-worthy!

  3. Sandra Santiago

    It’s lovely what adding the vellum does to the already beautiful image. Also, love the added slight view of the woods in the inside of the card. Will definitely CASE that idea. Thank you. 🙂 Your friend will surely treasure such a beautiful and thoughtful card.

  4. Mary that made such a cool effect on that card, thank you for sharing the technique, I have to give it a try.

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