Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop

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This month, the Totally Techniques Design Team is creating projects featuring the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches stamp set and bundle.  This awesome stamp set and bundle is only available for a few more days, so be sure to order yours soon!  Here is my card:

Thoughtful Branches - Stamp With Amy K

My card design was inspired by Retrosketches #228.

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I started by embossing a panel of Very Vanilla card stock with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to a panel of Rich Razzleberry card stock with SNAIL and then to a Soft Suede card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thoughtful Branches 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped a panel of Very Vanilla card stock with the leaf image from the Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set using Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze ink refills and the Baby Wipe Technique.  If you aren’t familiar with this technique, I’ve got a tutorial for it that you can see here.  I stamped some of the images on the panel full strength and some without reinking.  I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Rich Razzleberry card stock and then to the card front with SNAIL.

Thoughtful Branches 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I adhered a panel from the Petals & Paisleys Speciality DSP (available Sept 1) to a panel from the Copper Foil Sheets (available Sept 1) and then to the card front with SNAIL.  I punched the end of a panel of Very Vanilla card stock with the Banner Triple Punch and punched the other end twice with the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to create the tag.

Thoughtful Branches 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the tree and ground images from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Soft Suede and Mint Macaron inks on the tag.  I used the same baby wipe from the larger leaf image to stamp the leaves on the trees.  I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink and the sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I pulled apart a strand of the Kraft Rope Trim (available Sept 1) and threaded one of the pieces through the tag and tied a knot.  I adhered the tag to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thoughtful Branches 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the tree and leaf images from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in the same way that I did the tag on a Very Vanilla panel inside the card.

You can find a list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

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  1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
  2. Amy Koenders – USA <= You Are Here
  3. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
  4. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 1-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ panel
  • Very Vanilla – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel, 2″ x 4-1/2″ panel (tag), 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper – 1-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ panel
  • Copper Foil Sheets – 1-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop

  1. What a fabulous card Amy 🙂 I love the texture and the layers. You are the layer Queen 😉 someday I’ll start getting more layers on my cards, they add a nice polished touch.

  2. Such a pretty card with so many details! I like the way you used the baby wipe technique. It’s perfect for the leaves.

  3. Wow, great take on the sketch. You managed to make it look clean and simple when the sketch looks anything but! Perfect time to use the baby wipe technique–I should give it a try! Beautiful card and love the use of the trees for fall.

  4. I love your blog Amy. This stamp set Thoughtful branches is the best stamp set created in a long time. It can be used to creates so many different cards. I think it is the best value. Your card today is just breath taking!

  5. Gorgeous card Amy 🙂 so many of my favourite things all on one card, love how you used the baby wipe technique too.

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