Stampin’ Up! Copper Country Road Birthday

Good mornin’, y’all!  Now – it’s Tuesday and in the normal scheme of things I’d be bringing you a card for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  But – this week, the challenge is Shaker Cards.

I brought nothing – as in nada, zero, zilch – to make a shaker card.  Not a bauble or bead – no Window Sheets – no Foam Adhesive strips.  Nuthin’.

So – I bowed out – but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t go play if you want!  I’ll give you the challenge badge and a link down below!  Have fun playing.

What I did make for today is a card squarely back in my wheelhouse – and it even had a weathervane (guess the stamp set?)!  I love weathervanes – we actually have 4 or 5 of them – all horse-themed.

And none actually on a roof.

These things take time! One day… 😉

The stamp set I’m talking about is, of course, the lovely new Country Road set – which was another one of those “I MUST have that right away” sets for me!  And look what happened when I vintage-i-fied it a little and added it to some Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was loosely inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch this week.

I started with a piece of my favorite Wood Textures DSP and heat embossed some Country Road grasses.  I inked the image in Versamark and stamped the panel – did this twice – then sprinkled the stamped images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them with my Heat Tool.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat.

I started the collage by heat embossing the weathervane and the star images.  I did the weathervane on Very Vanilla and the star on Cherry Cobbler.  For both of them, I sprinkled them lightly with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then added some new Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  When I heated it up, it created a weathered appearance that made me very happy! 🙂

I fussy cut the two images and then used a wedge of Stampin’ Sponge to added some Soft Suede and distressed both pieces.  On another piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the wooden wheel image in Soft Suede, fussy cut it and sponged it lightly.

I added the wheel to the card front with Liquid Glue, then added some Dimensionals to the back of the weathervane horse.  I used them to wind some loops of Linen and Copper Metallic Threads around, then added it to the card front.

I stamped the Country Road sentiment in Versamark on a strip of Very Vanilla, sprinkled it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I snipped a banner end in it and distressed it pretty heavily with Soft Suede ink.  Then I  popped it over the rest of the collage with some Dimensionals on the ends.

I made a double-loop Billie Moan bow with Linen and Copper Metallic Thread and added it to the end of the sentiment with a Glue Dot.  I lightly curled the star with my fingers and added it with a couple of Dimensionals.

To finish off, I added a few black Faceted Dots and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the Country Road grasses a few times in Versamark ink in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  When the ink had dried – it leaves a faint, but visible-even-to-the-nekkid-eye watermarked image!.  Over top, I stamped the weathervane in Soft Suede.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and then into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Versamark’d Country Road grasses and a weathervane horse in Soft Suede on the front…

…and a little more Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  LOVE Wood Textures!  LOVE Country Road!  When you put them together and added a little sponging and weathered embossing – perfection!  Hope you like! 🙂





P.S.  As promised – here’s the challenge badge and link for this week’s Stamp Ink Paper #156 challenge!  Hope you’ll play along! 🙂



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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Country Road fussy cut star

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner); Country Road fussy cut weathervane and wheel

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Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s for a minute, guys.  Cuz of how – he’s there and I’m here! 🙁

He’ll be back, though!  Despair not – absence makes the heart grow fonder! 🙂


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Copper Country Road Birthday

  1. Every time I see the Country Road stamp set, I think of you. Did you see the card Michele Zindorf made with it? Finn looks like he’s enjoying a little run through the grass. Who is his pal?

    • stampsnlingers

      That was his Border Collie pal from last year when he spent a few days at doggie camp. They had a BIG time together!! I haven’t seen Michele’s card, but will check it out! 🙂 Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. LuAnn Hilton

    I really like the shammy. Amazed at how easy and completely it removes all the ink from the stamps.

    • stampsnlingers

      I’ve heard good things about it, LuAnn! Thanks so much! 🙂

  3. That’s awesome Mary! Love the layering and your colors are perfect. The weathervane is fantastic! 🙂

  4. Kate

    Like your wheelhouse contents!

  5. Gerri K

    Awesome card!!! Love it!

  6. Love, love, love it. Now you are doing the kind of cards I like to see you do. And, the kind I like. There isn’t anything I don’t like about this card.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – pretty smack dab in the middle of my wheelhouse, isn’t it?? Thanks so much, Julie – this is a great set! 🙂

  7. Kathy Beaver

    Could you please tell me how to make a double loop Billy Moon bow? I’ve searched through your blog and I found more examples, but no instructions.

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Kathy! I did a tutorial video – it’s a lot easier to SHOW you how to make the bow, than to write the instructions. You can check it out right here: Enjoy! 🙂

      • Kathy Beaver

        Thanks, Mary! It might have helped me to find it if I had spelled it right! Billy Moon?? Duh! I saved your instruction video on my Pinterest techniques board so I’ll have it to refer to, but, by George, I think I’ve got it! Thanks, again.

      • stampsnlingers

        Yep – after you do a few it’s pretty easy! Thanks, Kathy!! 🙂

  8. Carrie p

    Love your weathered vane and star, great idea. This card has so much fun going on!
    Loving the embossing mats and the fun we can create with them

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – the new mats are awesome! Thanks so much, Carrie! 🙂

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