Stampin’ Up! Country Home on a Country Lane for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge (and it’s very Fall-y!).  With the arrival yesterday of the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I can’t wait for you to see everyone’s projects today!

When I saw our colors for this week, I right away pulled out the new Country Home stamp set and paired it up with the coordinating Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

Uhm…can you guess the colors? 😉

And – since I’ll always take a little extra help…I also pulled some inspiration from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with some wood-grain paper from the Country Lane DSP and embossed it in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  Then I cut a second strip of cotton-y paper in Crushed Curry.  I matted both pieces on Mint Macaron using Liquid Glue, then used more Liquid Glue to adhere the matted strip to the card front.

I wrapped some new 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the diagonal strip, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

For the art work, I used Early Espresso to stamp the floral arrangement and the milk can from the Coutnry Home set on a piece of Whisper White.  I colored the floral art with my Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and (yes, I cheated a smidge!) my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker.

For the milk can, I used a Blender Pen and my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil – I scribbled some of the Watercolor Pencil on a piece of scrap paper and then used the Blender Pen to pick up the color.

Once I had all the shading that I wanted, I added the sentiment in Early Espresso.  Finally, I used a little tiny paint brush to add some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the can.

I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once it was on the card front, it looked a little plain to me, so I added some faux stitches with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

I adhered a Galvanized Button next to the panel with a Glue Dot, then added a double-length bow of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim with another Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Country Home in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the floral image a few times in Early Espresso and colored them like I’d done on the front.  The faux stitches finished it off!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Country Home florals and faux stitches across the front…

…and then I added a little more cotton-y Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How sweet is this Coutnry Home stamp set and the gorgeous Country Lane DSP?!  It’s flat-out perfect for all sorts of wonderful, Fall-y, projects!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for diagonal strip); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (mat for art work)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Country Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (diagonal strip on front); envelope flap

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Country Home on a Country Lane for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. What a beautiful card Mary! I love the clean design and the angled DSP panel is perfect. Great way to use those colors! 🙂

  2. This is another set that wasn’t on my wish list but it is growing on me. I like the way you cheated too!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – the berries HAD to be Cajun Craze. It was a moral imperative!! 🙂

  3. Wonderful! I like everything about it.

  4. So pretty. Your coloring is great and you chose the perfect DSP!

  5. Susan K

    Perfect take on both challenges. So pretty. I’ve got to get some shimmer paint!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – I need more paint brushes!! And yes – YOU need Shimmer Paint! Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  6. Kate

    Country look is beautiful! Challenge well met!

  7. kristigraystamping

    Love your card Mary, the DSP and stamp set were perfect to use with this challenge. love the coloring and tie in to the paper! wonderful card!

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