Yes, that’s me. I was born in Kentucky, but have lived in Florida most of my life. Even so, I just love anything country (my favorite is Primitive Country Crafts) and seem to drift towards it, whether it be antiques, crafts, farm scenes, etc. So, that’s why I love this stamp set so much! The Countryside Stamp Set (wood-116998; clear-120495) comes with 5 images of things you would see in a country scene…This truck, an apple, a rooster, a wooden water pump, and an old wheelbarrow with a pitchfork. Just love it!
This card was made using the old truck image and the faux metal technique. If you haven’t used this technique before, you really should! It’s so easy and your card ends up looking like you used a real piece of metal for the background.
All you do is glue a piece of aluminum foil (the thicker, the better) to a piece of card stock, making sure it overlaps on all 4 sides. Then, place it in an embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439). I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976) because it has a such a tight pattern and it makes the aluminum foil look so much like real metal. After you run the foil through the Big Shot, wrap a piece of black ribbon around it, and then adhere it to a Real Red Card Stock (102482) mat or to the card front. Stamp your image in Black StazOn Ink (101406) on Whisper White Card Stock (100730), mat it on another piece of Real Red, and pop it off the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430). Add your greeting and wha-la, you’ve got a card any man would love to receive!
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