I used the Stampin’ Up! Best of Birthdays and Harvest Blessings stamp sets to create this card for the Pals Paper Arts PPA156 – A Fresh Breeze Color Challenge. They picked two of the colors that will be retiring June 3 for their color challenge. To see the announcement on my blog with the full list of retiring colors and the new colors for the Stampin’ Up! 2013-14 Annual Catalog, please click here.
I started by embossing a panel of Marina Mist card stock with the Honeycomb embossing folder and adhering it to the Certainly Celery card base with SNAIL.
Then I stamped the image from the Harvest Blessings stamp set in Marina Mist ink on a Bashful Blue card stock panel and I sponged the edges also with Marina Mist ink. I adhered the Bashful Blue panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I looped Natural Linen Thread through a Silver Basics Designer Button, tied it on the back and adhered it to the card front with Glue Dots. I love the Basics Designer Buttons for masculine cards, you can add a little embellishment without making it too frilly.
Then I stamped the Best of Birthdays sentiment in Marina Mist Ink on Whisper White card stock, punched it out with my Extra Large Oval Punch and adhered it to the card front with SNAIL. I colored the birthday banner with my Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it again on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with my Paper Snips. I adhered the banner over the sentiment panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish the card, I inked up the apple basket image from the Harvest Blessings stamp set with Marina Mist ink, stamped it off on scrap paper once, then stamped it on a Bashful Blue panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:
Stamps: Best of Birthdays (132929 only available in clear mount); Harvest Blessings (126450 wood, 126452 clear)
Punch & Embossing Folder: Extra Large Oval Punch (119859); Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129378)
Embellishments: Silver Basics Designer Buttons (129325); Natural Linen Thread (104199)
Ink: Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962); Certainly Celery & Bashful Blue (119700) Stampin’ Write Markers
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Stamping Sponges (101610); Paper Snips (103579)
Card Stock & Cuts: Certainly Celery (105125) – card base cut to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″; Marina Mist (119682) – 4″ x 4″ panel; Bashful Blue (105120) – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – Large Oval Punch, hand cut banner
Adhesive: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Glue Dots (103683); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Don’t Forget… Stamp With Amy K Ordering Bonus Along With Free Shipping From Stampin’ Up! April 6-8
Since Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping on any order from April 6-8, I thought I’d add a little bonus from me too. For every $50 in product that you order from my online store between Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM (MT) and Monday, April 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM (MT)*, you will receive a free ink pad or current Stampin’ Up! product of your choice** valued up to $5.95! Simply place your order, then drop me an email with the item(s) that you would like me to order for you. Can’t beat free shipping plus a little free bonus, plus you’ll earn Running Shoe Rewards too! Send me an email if you have any questions about my ordering special.
*Please note, my ordering bonus ends Monday, April 8 at 4:00 PM (MT), but the free shipping offer from Stampin’ Up! runs through Monday, April 8, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT). All bonus items must be sent to me via email to email@example.com no later than Monday, April 8 at 5:00 PM (MT). I will reply to confirm receipt of your message.
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