World Cardmaking Day is today, Saturday, October 5, and to celebrate I’m sharing one of my favorite cards from my 2012 Pinehurst Stampin’ Getaway. Help me celebrate card makers everywhere.
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This card was inspired by my love of texture, depth and that super cool rustic look. I had so much fun making the horse frontier card, on the cover, that I just had to try it on celery card stock. I also knew that I wanted to use the Holiday Frame textured embossing folder somehow.
After trimming around the edges of the Holiday Frame, it looked like a label or framelit. Perfect! I just loved the way the gumball green, soft suede and early espresso classic inks blended so beautifully over the gesso. I went on a search for another nature stamp and ran across the Stampin Up Young Vermillion. I know its retired but any bird or nature image would work perfectly.
I embossed it with early espresso because I enjoy embossing and like the boldness of it. However, you could stamp the young vermillion in StazOn black and water color it using water wonder crayons. This would give it a whole new look. Love it!
Step 1 – Cut a 8-1/2 x 5-1/2” piece of certainly celery card stock and fold it in half. This is your base.
Step 2 – Randomly sponge Gesso onto the certainly celery card stock.
Step 3 – Use a sponge to dab the certainly celery card stock with classic ink.
Tip: The inks used to add depth and texture are Gumball Green, Early Espresso and Soft Suede.
Step 4 – Cut a 5-1/2” x 1-1/2” piece of early espresso card stock .
Step 5 – Add it to the top of your card.
Step 6 – Cut another 5-1/2 x 4-1/4” piece of certainly celery.
Step 7 – Texture your 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” piece of certainly celery card stock using your big shot and Stampin’ Up! Holiday Frames embossing folder.
Step 8 – Repeat steps 2 and 3. Add depth and texture back to your embossed card stock using a sponge and various classic ink pads.
Step 9 – Use your scissors and cut around the edge of the Holiday Frame.
Step 10 – Use a 1/16” hole punch to add your antique brass brads on each end.
Step 11 – Use stampin dimensionals to pop your Holiday frame up off your base.
Step 12 – Punch a 1-3/4” very vanilla circle and sponge it with early espresso classic ink.
Step 13 – Pop it up off of your Holiday frame.
Step 14 – Ink your young vermillion up in VersaMark and stamp it on scrap paper.
Step 15 – Before it dries sprinkle early espresso embossing powder on it. Heat and set it!
Step 16 – Use your scissors to cut around your bird. Use stampin dimensionals to pop it up off your very vanilla circle.
Step 17 – Cut a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of very vanilla.
Step 18 – Center and glue this piece inside your card.
Step 19 – Envelope Flap: Texture, Sponge Gesso, and add color back using classic ink pads.
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