Happy Saturday, y’all! Hope you’re staying cool/dry/safe – whatever you need to be today. Our country is for sure in a weather turmoil, isn’t it? Epic flooding on one coast, insane fires and heat on the other. Craziness – and I wish you all well, wherever you are!
Before I get into my card, I have a picture to show you. Today (Friday – when I was typing this), the horse shoer came. The ladies got a mani/pedi and Bo got a new pair of sneaks. The shoer brought his 5 -year old grandson with him. He’s quite the little helper and problem solver and he decided he needed to open the water-bucket door in Bo’s stall. So he went to work on it. Now – that door hadn’t been opened in….well, ever? So it was a little tough – would have been for me, let alone a 5 year old. But…he persevered. And…he got a little help….
Now – just to allay anyone’s fear – no, Bo is not blindfolded! That’s a fly mask – and it’s see thru. I promise. They get along just fine with those on – and it keeps the oh-so-pesky flies off their eyes. On the other hand, the grazing muzzles the ladies have to wear – now that’s probably horse abuse!! Just ask them – they’re being abused and tortured every single day – it’s a crime!! Somebody call the Pony Police!! LOL 🙂
And yes – the water bucket door did get open!
Okay – enough rambling about my horses! On to the card for the day. This one is real easy and quick – and only needs one stamp set. The beautiful new Artistically Asian provided the images and the lovely sentiment. Take a look-see:
I started by SNAILing a piece of Serene Scenery DSP to a Chocolate Chip panel. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the sentiment from Artistically Asian, and stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink. Then I wrapped a piece of the new 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon around the panel – securing the ends on the back with scotch tape.
I cut two strips of paper – one from Whisper White and one in Chocolate Chip – and cut their ends with the Banner Triple Punch and the Scalloped Tag Topper. On the white tag, I stamped the pretty grasses image in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with the new Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up. Then I used my Aqua Painter to pick up some Wild Wasabi ink from the lid of the ink pad. I used that to quickly brush ink across my embossed image.
I SNAILd the two tags together and looped some Linen Thread and Old Olive Baker’s Twine thru the top. I also added a small bow tied with a length of the twine and the linen thread. I adhered it with a little dab of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
On the inside, I used a Whisper White Panel, matted on Chocolate Chip. Then I added the same grasses image I’d used on the front, this time in Wild Wasabi – stamped off once before stamping the card. I didn’t add a second sentiment – I think the front sentiment lends this card to all sorts of occasions needing anything from sympathy to encouragement to just a shoulder to lean on!
For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I gave the front another Artistically Asian grasses image to the front, in stamped-off-once Wild Wasabi…
…and made a custom flap cover with a little more of the pretty Serene Scenery DSP. Here’s a reminder how to make these: run a thin line of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue around the edge of the flap (close as you can get!). Then lay the paper you’re using on the flap, with a straight edge lined up even with the “top” of the flap (the part where the flap folds into the envelope). Smooth the paper down, then fussy cut the excess paper. Done! 🙂
Et Voila! I love this stamp set – and I’m real happy with how this card turned out. Between the images in Artistically Asian, and the organic design of the pretty Serene Scenery DSP…it’s a lovely, quiet card. And it would be great for all sorts of occasions, I’m thinkin’. Hope you like!! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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Here are the details for the Two Free Stamp Set Promotion:
- Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
- Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
- Promotion Deadlines: New recruits must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
- FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT).
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- Promotion Period: June 1-30, 2016
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Have a great Saturday – hope you’re going to be able to do something fun!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Wild Wasabi Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 4 1/2″ (bottom tag)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2″ x 4 1/2″ (art tag); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Serene Scenery DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope flap
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