Stampin’ Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning and Happy Sunday!  The calendar shows T – 2 days to lift off to Dublin!  My is-it-done calendar shows….T-35 days!  That – in case you were wondering – is a disconnect.  Not ever with the newest, fuzziest math – the kind that asks a kid to do 10 steps to get the answer to “15 divided by 3” – can make that work out, y’all!! But – regardless – it’s coming!

My card today is a CASE of a sample in the new catalog – it’s actually the card that made me take a second look at the Marvelous Nature stamp set.  I combined it with new colors, a little Exposed Brick embossing and some Earthen Elegance DSP.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

The layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday!

I started by embossing a piece of Pebbled Path cardstock in the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder – one of my fave new things!  Tip:  I like to cut my panel a little bigger than my finished size (I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece here) – emboss it – and THEN cut it down to size (3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ in this case).  Especially with these awesome 3D folders – I think you’ll get a truer-to-size panel doing it this way! 🤙🤙🤙

Once I’d cut the panel to the size I wanted, I adhered it to the front of my Pebbled Path card base using Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

I cut a strip of Misty Moonlight Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP and one of Earthen Elegance DSP and used the Banners Pick a Punch to cut a banner in both ends.  Then I adhered them to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the beautiful swallow image from Marvelous Nature in Pebbled Path ink and then adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

For the “main event” – I inked the top of the swallow image with the Azure Afternoon ink pad and the bottom portion with the Misty Moonlight pad.  Then using a Sponge Dauber – I blurred the “seam”!  This is such a cool technique to use – I can think of a lot of color combos that would be gorgeous, can’t you?? 😎😎😎

I stamped the image on a piece of Basic White cardstock and then used a Paper Trimmer to cut it down along the edges of the image.  I popped it onto the card front with Stampin Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

On a piece of Copper Clay cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from Marvelous Nature in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with white Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.

When it was cool – I cut it out with a banner from the Stylish Shapes die set and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

I added a few Boho Blue 2023-2025 in Color Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I went old school and easy and matted a piece of Earthen Elegance DSP on Misty Moonlight.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue to a Basic White panel.

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and into the Pebbled Path card base and the card was done!

Now – here’s where I had a bit of a ….#nonekkidenvelopes crisis.  While the second image in the Marvelous Nature set lends itself nicely to inside panel and envelope front images – this swallow image…does not!  After much soul searching and angst – I resigned myself to a #halfnekkidenvelope and went on with it! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

So…I quit dithering, added some more Earthen Elegance DSP on the envelope flap and called it a day!

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  I SO think this pretty Marvelous Nature set deserves a second or third look, y’all – if you passed it up, go back and take another gander – it’s wunnermus!  I’ve got a card made with the wheat image that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  But..don’t wait till then – get it now and you’ll be ready to rock and roll!  While you’re at it, be SURE that you’ve got some Earthen Elegance DSP and the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder in your tool box!

Stampin' Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – this is the card I made last night for my last YouTube live for May!  If you’d like to check it out – for the first time or again! – here ’tis!

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Pebbled Path Cardstock:  4 1/4″ x  11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed front panel)

Misty Moonlight Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Copper Clay Cardstock: Stylish Shapes Banner (sentiment)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (Pebbled Path stamped panel);  Trimmed to size (Azure/Misty stamped panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Misty Moonlight): 1″ x 4 3/4″ (strip on front – cut on each end with the Banners Pick A Punch)

Earthen Elegance DSP:  1″ x 4 3/4″ (strip on front – cut on each end with the Banners Pick A Punch); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

I found a stick, Mom.

It’s a very very nice stick and I love it so much.

I would like to bring this stick in the house and keep it forever.

Or..until I chew it into a bazillion tiny pieces.



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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Marvelous Nature Earthen Elegance Card with Video Tutorial

  1. Beautiful and a creative take on our sketch!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketch Saturday!
    Diane SS DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Sketch Saturday}

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Diane – appreciate you stopping by!! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card Mary! Love the colors and love that image of the birds! I’m sure that Finn would clean up the bazillion tiny pieces of the stick if he was just allowed to bring it in. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep like kids promise to take care of the new puppy!! ;). Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Barb R

    Great card, Mary! I had totally overlooked this set. Looking forward to your next card!!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a really pretty stamp set! Thank you so much! 🙂

  4. Beautiful card, Mary!

    And Finn…just adorable!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you! And yes – he’s pretty darned cute! 🙂

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