I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! My family and I celebrated my daughter and son-in-law’s birthdays on Saturday and today we watched the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race. Yes, most of us are big-time race fans! It was a great weekend, especially since my favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., is now first in the standings…Life is good! Enough race talk, but I need to tell you that I do have one son-in-law that says he, ” Would rather watch ice melt in the sink than sit and watch a race!” Too Funny!
I want to share one of the cards we did at one of my card classes last week. This card is made with two of my favorites, the Nature Walk Stamp Set and the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper. I want to talk about the paper first. It comes in a pack of 12 sheets (2 each of 6 single-sided designs) and is glossy, with raised patterns on heavy-weight natural paper. It looks like the designs have been embossed with clear embossing powder, so no more embossing is needed for the Embossing Resist Technique. I love this idea! You can sponge over the natural-colored paper with any color ink you would like. On this card, the paper was sponged with Cherry Cobbler Ink. After sponging, I wiped off the excess ink with a tissue. As you can see, the design stands out and is shiny, while the background color has been darkened with the ink. Beautiful!
The edge of the Natural Composition Paper was cut with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. A piece of Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon was tied around it and a faux bow was attached. It was adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock that was stamped with the flower and bird images from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set.
The Nature Walk Stamp Set has this wonderful bird image, along with a bird cage, bee, butterfly, and more. The images can be used for so many types of cards and scrapbook pages. I stamped the bird image in Early Espresso Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock and sponged over it just a tiny bit with Cherry Cobbler Ink. It was cut out with one of the dies from the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies Set. A piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock was cut out with the next size frame. The edges were sponged, the two pieces were glued together, a brad was added to each end of the label, and it was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set was stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock and it was cut out with the matching die from the Bitty Banners Framelits Die Set. I cut on the line all the way around the greeting die-cut so that when I added the mat of Crumb Cake Card Stock, which was cut with the same die, I would have a border all around it. It was then placed on the card front with more Dimensionals.
I love using the Natural Composition Specialty Paper and I feel that the Nature Walk Stamp Set was just made to be used with it! Hope you like it! Email or call me to place your order for the products I used to make this card, or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column to place the order yourself. Thanks and have a great day! Terry
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