Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Campology Masculine Card for New at SU October Blog Hop

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Welcome to our October NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are featuring the masculine designs for cards using current products from the 2021/22 Stampin' Up! Catalogues. I decided to use the Campology stamp set as I was making a birthday card for my son-in-law, who loves the outdoors!

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I love the texture in this card and the focal point of the lantern light in the snowy forest. My son-in-law and daughter live in what we consider the north of BC (even though it's really the center) and they get long, cold, snowy winters, but David loves to get outdoors even when it's cold! I used the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder for the background texture sponging on some White Craft Ink for the snow and I love the effect I got from that.

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  • The card base and the first layer, which is embossed, are Evening Evergreen cardstock. After embossing the layer with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder, I sponged on some White Craft ink to show up the texture. I also added some splatters of White Craft Ink refill mixed with water spattered with a toothbrush to the sky area.
  • A strip of Soft Suede cardstock, embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder was added horizontally. It was sponged with Soft Suede ink to enhance the wood grain texture.
  • I stamped the lantern image from Campology on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Memento black ink and used blending brushes to add Mango Melody ink to the center and Soft Succulent ink blending to Evening Evergreen to the outside edges.
  • I die cut this piece with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies then cut away the bottom, trimming around the base of the lantern. I trimmed a small 1/16" slit up beside the lantern on each side so I could slide a little bit of the background behind the woodgrain strip so it looks more finished.
  • The sentiment is from Many Messages, heat embossed in Gold on Very Vanilla and die cut with the Messages die. I added a leaf image from the Gorgeous Leaves bundle and some evergreen sprigs die cut from Evening Evergreen with the Christmas Pinecone die. 
  • A couple of loops of linen thread, tied in a knot finishes the masculine look.

Here's the finished card again:

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I hope you enjoyed my masculine project with the Campology stamp set.  Now please hop on over to Brenda Copper, to see how she turns the Harvest Meadow Suite into a masculine project.

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Heads Up! First Wednesday Post

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This is my first post today and it is just to give you a heads up that my normal Wednesday post will be published a little later than usual today as I'm part of an international blog hop called New at SU! Stay tuned and come back at 1 pm PDT today to enjoy a blog hop featuring the masculine designs for cards using current products from the 2021/22 Stampin' Up! Catalogues. I know you'll enjoy it! I always look forward to it and I get great ideas from the other bloggers in this group.  

Friday, October 15, 2021

Christmas Pinecone Dies for As You See It Challenges

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 It's good to be back! I've been MIA for the better part of 2 weeks now which is very unlike me! In fact, it's probably the first time in over 7 years that I've gone so long without posting. I've had an extended stamper's block which is probably just another name for burn out. But those two weeks off were just what I needed, I think and I actually enjoyed myself, creating this new card for the latest As You See It Challenge which just happens to be a gorgeous Colour Challenge, curated by Design Team member LeAnne:

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Look at those gorgeous colours! They work so well together! At first I was thinking a Halloween card, but I really don't have any good Halloween sets, so decided, with the silver colour, that I would do a Christmas theme:

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  • On a Thick Basic White card base, I mounted a Basic White layer that was run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine twice using one of the Wintery 3D Embossing Folders, embossing half of the layer each time.
  • I die cut some Basic White, Silver Foil and Granny Apple Green cardstock using the smaller Christmas Pinecone Die. I pared off some of the design (a different part for each colour) and layered them on the middle of the the Basic White layer with the silver layer on top. I used Glue Dots to attach.
  • I added a length of some retired Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon I had left over and then my sentiment label on dimensionals over that.
  • The sentiment is from the Merriest Moments stamp set, stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.
  • Some Rhinestone Basic Jewels add some bling to the card.
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From now until Nov. 10, you can sign up for the November Paper Pumpkin Kit. I looks adorable with some cute winter treat holders that could be modified to make tags or cards or decor! You're going to have a lot of fun with this kit. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for November, click HERE.

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And there's now a new Kit in the Kits Collection:

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It's called the Love Santa collection. You can create 9 large graphic gift tags with it. So cute! 

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