Life is full of adventure for this guy riding his bike at sunset.
Today’s project began with the word, “adventure,” from the Sweet Silhouettes die set, cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock.
The sunset was made with a Layering Circles die and See A Silhouette Designer Paper. The red and yellow design makes a brilliant, instant sunset, don’t you think?
The sunset is contrasted against a layer of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock on a Thick Whisper White card base. The Blueberry Bushel layer was cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die for added interest.
I stamped the cyclist from the Enjoy Life stamp set, in Memento Black Ink, on the sunset circle.
The cyclist’s “road” is a retired piece of In-Color 6X6 Designer Paper. The current patterns are in my Product List below.
Using the Stamparatus, I positioned the “road,” stamping the wheels, so they would align with the wheels on the sunset.
My inspiration for today’s card was the Global Design Project challenge.
Thank you for stopping by. May your life be filled with adventure and beautiful sunsets!
Some of my favorite Christmas cards from last year were made with the carry-over stamp set, Winter Woods. It has a fabulous tree that I’m using on today’s card. You can order this current Stampin’ Up! product right now!
In the Woods
I stamped the tree in Garden Green Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and cut it with its die from In the Woods die set.
I made the background with the Buffalo Check stamp and Real Red Ink on Whisper White cardstock. Before gluing it to the Thick Whisper White card base, I tied Linen Thread around the top.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Soft Suede ink, and cut with a Merry Christmas label die.
While making today’s card, I kept the Global Design Project sketch in my mind.
To go along with the strip at the bottom of the sketch, I stamped pinecones in Soft Suede Ink. This pinecone is from the new stamp set, Perfectly Plaid (I was anxious to see what it looked like), but there is a pinecone in Winter Woods also. You can see them in the pictures in my Product List below.
I lifted the pinecone strip, tree, and sentiment on Dimensionals, and decorated the tree with a Gold Glimmer Paper star. At the last minute, I embossed the envelope with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, shown in the first picture. It has a woodsy feel, don’t you think?
Once again, I thank you for paying me a visit. What would I do without you! I appreciate you shopping at my store!
Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
Let me begin today by saying I was totally surprised by how much I like this color combination. And, my husband gave it a “thumbs up.”
Daisy Thank You
If it hadn’t been for the Global Design Project challenge, I would not have put these colors together
That’s what is so fun about challenges; it makes you try new things.
I began by stamping the daisy petals from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set in Merry Merlot Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used the Medium Daisy Punch for cutting.
The daisy leaves are from the Frosted Bouquet Die Set, colored with Mossy Meadow Ink (Sponge Daubed) on Whisper White Cardstock.
The background was made with a die from the same Frosted Bouquet Die Set. The white on white makes it look like embossing, doesn’t it?
The card base is Pretty Peacock, topped with a layer of 6X6 In Color Designer Paper in a wonderful, script design.
I found the sentiment, “thank you” in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. It is stamped in Pretty Peacock Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, cut with a Layering Ovals Die, backed with Pretty Peacock Cardstock. I like the way the “thank you” font matches the background script.
“Thank you” for stopping by today. I appreciate you shopping at my store!
It’s time for another masculine birthday card, and men like “woodsy” things, right?
In the Woods
First, I embossed Whisper White Cardstock with the Woodland Embossing Folder. Before gluing this embossed layer to a Thick Whisper White card base, I tied, knotted and frayed, green, Linen Thread around the bottom.
My layout was determined by this week’s Global Design Project.
The Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and Nature’s Roots Dies provided just what I needed to go along with my Woodland embossing.
I stamped the tree ring in Soft Suede Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, and used Paper Snips to cut it by hand. Three stamps from Rooted In Nature were used for the foliage, which I stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede Ink on Vellum Cardstock.
TIP: Give the ink extra time to dry on the Vellum before cutting the foliage with Nature’s Roots Dies. (Dies are shown in the first picture).
After cutting the foliage from the Vellum, I glued the ends of the foliage to the back of the tree ring, added Dimensionals to the tree ring, and positioned it on the card front.
All I needed was “happy birthday,” which I found in the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used the Classic Label Die for cutting.
At the last minute, I added three Pear Pizzazz Enamel Dots. The dots are retired, but if you place an order with me, I will send you some.
Thank you for visiting me “in the woods.” I hope this gives you inspiration for masculine cards. Keep scrolling to see my Product List, and thank you for shopping with me!
I’ve used the pens from the Crafting Forever Stamp set a number of times, and here they are simply stamped in black, expressing a thank you beyond words.
The pens are stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, that is bordered with Basic Black Cardstock.
The sentiment, “Words can’t express just how deeply your love a support has been appreciated,” is from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set. I used a Stitched Rectangle Die for cutting, and gave it a matching black border.
To emphasize the lack of words, the pens are dripping color, created with a stamp from the Waterfront Stamp Set. The ink colors are: Real Red, Night of Navy, and Daffodil Delight.
The theme at Global Design Project reminded me to use the Crafting Forever Stamp Set.
Minus the black border, and die-cut sentiment, this would qualify for #simplestamping. I’m tempted to call it that anyway!
Thank you for visiting my blog! Keep scrolling to see the Product List, and have fun shopping for your craft supplies!
I think we all agree that Piggy is cute. And, I love that she believes she can fly!
Piggy, from This Little Piggy Stamp Set, was stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I colored her with Stampin’ Blends in the pig colors of Light Petal Pink and Light Calypso Coral. She was in a circle, but she “believed” I could cut her out by hand, “so I did.”
Piggy’s sky was created with a Seaside Spray card base and a layer of the same cardstock embossed with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. She likes a swirly breeze for flying.
The clouds were made with the Pretty Label Punch, which she thought was the perfect shape for a cloud.
Piggy especially likes her sentiment, “She believed she could…” on the checked Designer Paper. It fit just right in the smallest, Rectangles Stitched Die, atop the white Baker’s Twine, that we tied around the middle.
Global Design Project showed us where to place everything.
Piggy insisted we complete the sentiment, “…so she did.” on the inside.
Thank you for flying by! You can see Piggy’s supplies in the Product List below. Have a great day!