I saw an amazing card the other day using the Country Livin’ stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This was one of those sets that I really wanted, but budget restrictions kept me from buying it. Happily, I won it as a door prize at an online event I attended. I had to CASE (copy and share everything) some of the elements of the card I found online. Sadly (again), it was posted in a Facebook group, and unless you save the photo (which I didn’t) or bookmark the page (also didn’t), or do something else to keep the photo (yeah, that would mean I’d have to be organized), it’s almost impossible to find it again quickly. So if this was your idea, please let me know and I’ll give you credit.
The colors and the idea are from the original post. I stamped the boots in Early Espresso, then used the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends* to color them. Soft Suede is my “go to” color if I want to make something look a little aged and vintage, so I sponged some on the edges of the die-cut scalloped circle.
“Celebrate You” from Birthday Blossoms seemed to fit, so I stamped it in Basic Black on Dapper Denim Cardstock, then die-cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. To age it a little, I sponged a little Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink over it.
I love the background – and that’s also CASEd from the original post. I embossed a panel of Marina Mist using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, then sponged a bit of Dapper Denim over it. (How much do you love Dapper Denim? And with the other four 2016-18 In Colors sounding more “female” – Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, and Sweet Sugarplum [don’t you think they sound like girl names?], it’s nice to have a Chippendale color as well. Yes, I do think all the 2016-18 colors have stripper names. Is it just me?)
When I ran my sentiment oval through the Big Shot, I missed a tiny corner. After all the sponging, you really couldn’t tell, but I wanted to cover it up anyway. I die-cut the stars from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits using Champagne Foil Sheets, then added them to the card using Mini Glue Dots.
I think this will make a fun birthday card, don’t you? I have a few girlfriends who love to ride, so it may go to one of them, although it’s also perfect for a “guy card.”
Of course, the “celebrate you” sentiment is also for me. Tuesday was my 15th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! I think this is the longest I’ve ever done anything (except, of course, marriage and parenting). That says a lot about how much I love this craft. At this stage of my life, I’ve decided if something isn’t fun or enjoyable, I’m not doing it any more. I can’t imagine not creating with ink, so I’m thinking I’ll be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for many years to come.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!
*Note: The Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack is listed in the product list, but they aren’t available for purchase until November 1.