Good morning! Hope your week is going well.
So – I suspect all of you have “that” friend. The one that, no matter how long a time goes between visits, when you do get back in the same room, you take back up right where you left off. A year before or ten. Doesn’t matter.
“That” friend for me, Sally, is someone I met all the way back in college. Yes – a million years ago. We were riding counselors at a Girl Scout camp in the mountains in Colorado. Our first meeting was in the horse corral meeting the string of horses who’d just arrived for the summer.
I thought she was totally goofy! (I was wrong) (Well, mostly – she’s a little goofy!!)
She probably thought I was a total geek/dork/stick-in-the-mud. (She was right!) (I’m a lot cooler now.) (No. Really!)
Within days – we were “those friends”. The ones who spent the entire summer together. And the next summer. Playing with horses. And kids. And going to see movies on the weekends. And eating s’mores. And singing John Denver songs by campfires (possibly we were both a little dorky).
And we’ve been “those friends” ever since.
So – as her birthday approaches, I thought I’d make a card reminiscent of our first times together. And, as you might surmise, the Always an Adventure stamp set and its matching dies, Outdoor Adventure, were the perfect choice! Take a look-see:
Anywho – it wasn’t hard to make – just took a little time to cut the pieces and parts, but the Outdoor Adventure framelits really made it easy. Let’s get started!
I began by cutting some Colorado front range mountains – one in Sahara Sand, one in Crumb Cake and one in Soft Suede. The Soft Suede one – which was going to be the “front”, I embossed in the Seaside TIEF. I stuck it in the embossing folder – leaving the “mountains portion out of the TIEF. So only the foreground of the scene is embossed.
I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces together to make the “range” disappear in the distance – going from darkest at the front to the lightest in the back. Using the little “snow cap” die, I cut some Whisper White caps and put them on the “back” range mountains.
Those Soft Suede ones are at lower elevations and the snow has all melted. 🙂
I used some SNAIL to adhere them to a piece of Serene Scenery DSP and then onto a Crumb Cake mat. Then I stamped some clouds – also from Always an Adventure – in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White and cut them with their matching framelits. And I made a moon.
Now, the moon doesn’t have a die in the die set – so, I stamped the moon image on the back of a piece of Silver Foil and fussy cut it, turned it Silver-Side-Up and adhered it to the sky with some Liquid Glue. Then I artfully scattered my clouds about – even behind some peaks – and stuck them on with the Liquid Glue as well.
My camper is residing in an Island Indigo tent on Very Vanilla. For the campfire, I inked the rubber stamp with my Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers for the fire and Soft Suede for the logs and stamped it on Very Vanilla – and then fussy cut it – sort of roughly.
You totally hear John Denver crooning Rocky Mountain High right this very second, don’t you?!? 🙂
That’s a friendly bear – you can tell, cuz he’s stamped in Chocolate Chip ink – and chocolate is always good! I also cut him with his matching Outdoor Adventure framelit and popped him on with some more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the sentiment – I used the thinlit from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – and cut it twice in Island Indigo card stock. I stacked the two pieces, using Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue – and then adhered them to the card front.
On the inside, I stamped more Old Olive and Always Artichoke trees on a panel of Very Vanilla.
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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This is an awfully fun set – with all sorts of possibilities. And I didn’t even use the lake stamp and die cut!! Or the fun camp sign!
See you tomorrow!
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CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Sunshine Wishes Thinlits sentiment
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Outdoor Adventure die cut mountain
Soft Suede Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front – with mountains cut out and embossed in Seaside TIEF)
Sahara Sand Card Stock: Outdoor Adventure die cut mountain
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Outdoor Adventure die cuts
Whisper White Card Stock: Outdoor Adventure die cut clouds and snow caps
Silver Foil: moon
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