This is the final card in my thankful series and let me THANK YOU. Some journeys are longer than others or may have a few more detours. Thank you for being by my side-you are a good thing to me!
My class ‘County Home Decor’ used this stamp set and paper so naturally I thought “what else can I do with it?” Start with that same standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base in Whisper White Cardstock. Add a layer of Country Lane Designer Series Paper. Next stamp the Cat-tail foliage and milk jug image from the County Home Stamp Set on to Whisper White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. Use a Sponge Dauber and Crushed Curry ink to add a yellow cast to the card. *In retrospect I would not do this again because it tainted the colors after coloring but if you like the 1970’s photo look- go for it *
Color the image with the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Light & Dark Smokey Slate, Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Old Olive, Bronze, Dark Crumb Cake, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Highland Heather.
Let me just take a moment to wax poetic here about the Stampin’ Blends Markers. Even though I bought the whole set of Stampin’ Write Markers I never loved coloring with them, my pictures always looked like a 5 year old did it. Using them for inking stamps in separate colors and writing out cards- YES but not coloring. My outlook on coloring with markers has done a total 180 with Stampin’ Blends…. I LOVE THEM FOR COLORING!!! You will too. Ok off soap box back to the card.
**Technique alert: Partial Die Cutting. Using the Big Shot with the normal sandwich (base, plate, paper, die, plate) off set the top plate so the edge lines up with the area on the die which you wish to stop cutting at.
Cut out the image with the oval Stitched Shapes Framelits then fussy cut the remainder. Adhere using snail adhesive and use your finger to curl up the cat-tails. Distress the area under and around the image with a dry Early Espresso Sponge Dauber.
Cut a width of Vellum 4 1/4 inches long and wide enough to fit the sentiment from the set. Stamp in Early Espresso Ink and allow to dry- feel free to use a Heat Tool on low to speed up the process. Once dry adhere to the outside edge only with Liquid Multipurpose Glue (AKA Tombow).
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