Good morning, y’all! Hope you’re enjoying your social-distancing-“vacation”! We’re truly trying our best to stay close to home with only “emergency” trips to get gardening supplies. So we can plant our Victory Garden! 🙂
I made a simple (for me!) card for you today featuring the Beautiful Moments stamp set atop some Country Club DSP. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one comes from this week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge.
And the color scheme hails from the Color Throwdown Challenge.
I started with a plaid from the Country Club DSP that I matted on Basic Black for the card front.
Next up is a square of Basic Black, embossed in the Stone 3D Embossing Folder (which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 order!). I adhered the square with Liquid Glue to the card front.
To create the art panel, I stamped the sweet image from Beautiful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White. At the same time, I stamped the image on a piece of Granny Apple Green paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP and again on some Garden Green paper from the Regals DSP.
I cut the Whisper White image with the largest square Stitched Shapes die and stamped the bird image in Tuxedo Black. Then I popped it onto the card front with Liquid Glue.
From the other two images – I fussy cut the older girl’s dress from the Garden Green image and adhered it with Liquid Glue. The younger child’s dress I cut from the Granny Apple Green image.
I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green on Whisper White. Then, using a Stitched Rectangle Die, I cut it out – running thru twice and shifting the die on the second pass to create a smaller piece.
With a piece of Garden Green twine from the Country Club Twine Combo pack, I created a loose figure eight bow under the art panel, using Glue Dots to adhere it…
Then I placed two Stampin’ Dimensionals (cut in half) onto the card front…
…and used them to adhere the sentiment to the card front.
I added a light green gem from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone Pack – and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used Tuxedo Black to stamp the “dune” image, grasses, birds and butterflies from the Beautiful Moments set on a Whisper White panel. Then I used my Garden Green and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Markers to color the grasses.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a little more Tuxedo Black “beach” on the front…
…and a little more of the Country Club DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This Beautiful Moments stamp set is so pretty – and is just perfect if you enjoy Paper Piecing (like I do!!). Even without the Paper Piecing, it’s perfect for coloring with Markers, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils….whatever your prefered medium!
I hope you like!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ )
Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ square (mat behind art)
Whisper White Card Stock: Largest Stitched Shapes Square die cut (art); Stitched Rectangle (sentiment – modified to fit); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Granny Apple Green): fussy cut dress
Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Garden Green): fussy cut dress
Country Club DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
We gardened all weekend.
Meaning – we made dirt. Yes – “made” dirt.
We Square Foot Garden and make the planting medium from Coarse Vermiculite, Blended Compost and Peat Moss.
It’s a bit of a pain – but…the resulting “dirt” is…wonderful!!
The first year we did it – we poured all the ingredients onto a huge tarp and stirred it with shovels.
And stirred. Aaaaand stirred.
Yep – engine-powered cement mixer!
Pour the goodies in….mix.
And out comes….black (ish) gold!
We filled…okay – I lost count! – barn carts with our black-ish gold.
…and then into our beds!
Ahhh – the wonderful sight of garden beds waiting for their plants to arrive!! Soon, my sweets. SOON!
Now. Where was Finn this whole time?
That gardening stuff is simply exhausting!