Most guys love being out in nature, so Stampin’ Up’s Nature’s Poem Suite makes perfect cards for them. Today’s birthday card features a new color, Grapefruit Grove, with an old favorite, Soft Suede. I first selected the fabulous, Soft Suede, leaf print, from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. This dictated the rest of my color choices. Soft Suede would be the card base, layered with Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Poem DSP, layered with Crumb Cake card stock, with the Soft Suede leaf print on top.
Nature’s Poem Masculine Birthday Card
The challenge at CAS(E) this sketch gave me the lay-out for my card.
I haven’t made an “eclipse” card for a while, so I decided to use “celebrate” from the Celebrate You Die Set to cut the word from the leaf print. After cutting four more from Crumb Cake card stock, I layered the word, and glued it into the hole from which it came. Isn’t it fun to see how the print is uninterrupted, and the word is somewhat obscured?
The Rooted in Nature Bundle has a stamp with three leaves, like the one in the print, so I HAD to use it. I stamped three, using Crumb Cake Ink and Vellum cardstock. I was so happy there was a die to cut them out perfectly. Following the design of CAS(E) this sketch, I placed the leaves on Glue Dots beneath “celebrate.” Additional horizontal lines were added with Nature’s Twine in the colors of Crumb Cake and Grapefruit Grove. I love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates everything! The Nature’s Twine was attached with Tear Tape, and fringed on the ends.
For the inside sentiment, I stamped Happy Birthday from the Lemon Zest Stamp Set, and added a leaf to carry out the theme. Can you see how the die cuts out the stamped leaves? Grapefruit Grove DSP decorates the envelope flap.
You can check out all the products I used in the list below. Have a great weekend!
The Share What You Love Specialty DSP is unusual and classy. Are you ready for a new color combination? I was surprised by the beauty of Petal Pink, So Saffron and Crumb Cake. It’s probably enhanced by the pearlized finish of the paper. Aren’t the colors yummy?
Share What You Love with Just a Note
Color wasn’t the first decision, however, it was the sentiment. I found “just a note…” in the Better Together Stamp Set, and used a Bunch of Banners die for cutting. I knew I wanted to say this, because of the Global Design Project.
Crumb Cake is a neutral color that goes with everything, and I chose it for the card base. Next, a layer of Petal Pink cardstock, followed by So Saffron DSP, followed by Sheet Music. I fussy cut the Petal Pink flowers from another sheet of the Share What You Love DSP.
Since the Share What You Love Specialty Paper has sheen with its pearlized finish, I wanted to make the sheet music sparkle also. I first covered the Sheet Music background stamp in Versamark. It works like a regular ink pad, but it’s clear. Then, I poured Gold Embossing Powder over it, tapping off the excess, and shot it with the Heat Tool until it began to shine. Once it shines, you know it is set.
I layered my flowers and sentiment using dimensionals, and added a bow of Lace Trim Ribbon with a Glue Dot. It’s so much fun using the new colors, and I can tell that Petal Pink is going to be a favorite of mine.
Wishing you a wonderful day, and may you enjoy all the meanings of the word, “note.”
Yesterday was my birthday, marking the number of days I’ve been on this earth. It was also the first anniversary of my blog, Aromas and Art. I just looked, and I’ve published 299 posts. Whew, that’s a lot! I’m so thankful to you, my readers and followers, because it thrills me to be able to share with you. As long as you keep visiting, I’ll keep it up on my end.
Here I am (in a silly pose) saying “thank you!”
Today’s post is from the Serene Garden Bundle. I fell in love with this set when I first saw it in the new catalog, page 166. I’ve already used it for two Blog Hops that will be coming up in June, and todays project is for the Paper Players challenge. The challenge this week is for the project to be “clean & simple” with “blooms.” Clean & simple means lots of open space with minimal layers and embellishment. And, blooms means flowers, of course.
I couldn’t wait to use the graceful bloom from the Serene Garden Stamp Set. The flower and stem are one stamp, which I stamped in Versamark, then stamped three times on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, I sprinkled White Embossing Powder over the images, and let the heat tool do its work.
Serene Garden Blossoms
The three ink colors I used for the flowers are Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight. The white embossed lines provided the guide for my Aqua Painter. TIP: Be careful with the amount of water on this Thick WW cardstock. Probably should use Shimmery White, which reacts better to water.
Here you can see the nice, shiny lines of the heat embossing. Keeping my card “clean and simple,” I chose a small sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, and stamped it in Basic Black. I used the Stamparatus to ensure it stamped perfectly.
The Serene Garden Die Set has several dies for embossing. Stampin’ Up! also has new Big Shot Embossing Mats, which I wanted to try. It takes some experimenting to find the right combo, but I really like the results on this envelope flap.
I like to think there is a little prayer tucked inside each blossom, floating its way to you.
Thank you for celebrating with me!