Mornin’, y’all! Welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop! This month, our theme is “Father’s Day or Masculine”. I’m looking forward to seeing what all our talented ladies come up with – and hope you’ll spend some time exploring the hop when you’re done here!
I opted for a thank you card for our dog-trainer friend who helped me out with Finn last week! He came over and essentially did almost 2 hours of private lesson/training with us, and then wouldn’t let us pay him a dime. So…I figured a good handmade card – with an outdoorsy theme – would be just the thing. I used some Lovely as a Tree images, with a little Woodland TIEF and Thankful Thoughts sentiments, on top of some new Wood Textures DSP. Take a look-see:
I started with a piece of the new (coming on 1 June) Wood Textures DSP and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front. The middle panel is Very Vanilla and I stamped the pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in Always Artichoke. I stamped it once and then again without re-inking, then inked up again for the third image. Then I sponged the edges of the panel with some more Always Artichoke.
I SNAILd it to a Crushed Curry mat and then onto the card front.
For the small square, I ran a little square of Copper Foil thru the Big Shot in the Woodland TIEF, matted it on Crushed Curry and then SNAILd it to the card front.
For a little bit of oomph, I wrapped a piece of the new 1/4″ Copper Trim (1 June) around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
I stamped a sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts set in Always Artichoke on a strip of Very Vanilla card stock. I made banner ends with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish off the card front, I tied a bow with two lengths of 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
The inside of the card started with a Very Vanilla panel. Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped another Lovely as a Tree pine in Always Artichoke. I stamped it off three times before stamping my panel. Then I added a second Thankful Thoughts sentiment in Always Artichoke, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it where I needed it.
I SNAILd the panel onto a Crushed Curry mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a couple more Lovely as a Tree pines – I stamped it twice without re-inking, and then added some “ground” with my Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker…
…and then I added a little more of the Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I think this will be perfect for a man who spends most of his life in the great outdoors with his dogs, don’t you? And – I think it shows yet another way that the Wood Textures DSP is going to be a wild crowd favorite this SU! year!! Hope you like!
Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Jari’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
The Wood Textures DSP and 1/4″ Copper Trim will be available on 1 June! 🙂
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for tree-stamped panel); 2 1/4″ square (mat for copper panel)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (Lovely as a Tree stamped panel); 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Wooden Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
Copper Foil: 2 1/8″ square (embossed front panel)
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