Monday, May 16, 2022

Rustic greeting card using Stampin' Up! Nature's Prints Stamp Set


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Today I was experimenting.  Experimenting with a new stamp set.  Experimenting with a different stampin technique.  Experimenting always brings me joy ...pleasure ...happiness; even when ideas don't turn out exactly like you thought they would.  I took up card making over 15 years ago, and after a long workday with even longer To-Do Lists, rush-hour traffic, long lines in stores, and other every-day activates, I found that creativity and experimentation bring me the joy and relaxation after a busy day.  Its easy to neglect the things that bring us joy, but we need to resolve to make our lives better by doing some of what brings us joy everyday.  Today I used the stamping-with-acrylic-blocks technique for one of my layers. Yes, clear blocks are not just for holding stamps.  By inking your acrylic block and stamping off, or inking and spritzing lightly with water, you can stamp a colored area for your greeting card that looks like an additional layer.  I inked an acrylic block with an Crumb Cake ink pad, stamped off, and then stamped a layer on my card.  I used a Water Painter to blend the stamped ink for a more rustic look.  Then I stamped a foliage image from the  Nature's Prints Stamp set.  This is a DisINKtive stamp set, which means it includes more realistic details right on the stamp.  I used a Water Painter to spread the details of the foliage to give it more color.  I used the Timework Type 3D Embossing folder, a sentiment from the Nature's Prints Stamp, and a piece of the 7/8" Natural Finish Ribbon to finish my card.  You'll enjoy exploring ideas with the Nature's Print Stamp Set from the Stampin' Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.    Add it to your Shopping List today! 

Floral greeting card using Stampin' Up! Nature's Prints Stamp Set

To create today's card, I used a base card of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Then I matted a piece of Basic White with Old Olive Cardstock after dry embossed the Basic White layer with the 3D Timeworn Type Embossing Folder. 

Stamped greeting card using Stampin' Up! Nature's Prints Stamp Set

I inked up an acrylic block with my Crumb Cake ink pad, and stamped off once before stamping it in the center of my Basic White layer.  To give it a more rustic look, I used a Water Painter to even out the stamping.  Then I used one of the foliage stamps from the Nature's Prints stamp set and Stamped it in Old Olive ink over the stamped Crumb Cake layer.     

Rustic handmade greeting cards using Stampin' Up! Natures Prints and the acrylic block stamping technique

To complete the card, I added sentiments from the Nature's Prints Stamp Set Stamped on Basic White die cuts from the Potted Succulents Dies and a stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. The sentiments are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I added a piece of 7/8" Natural Finish ribbon under the sentiments, and added Gold Brushed Metallic Dots to the card front as accents. 

Below are the tools used to create these cards.

Craft tools used to create rustic handmade greeting cards featuring Stampin' Up! Nature's Prints Stamp Set

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  • Stamps:   Nature's Prints
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Live, Basic White
  • Accessories:  Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder, Potted Succulents Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Gold Brushed Metallic Dots, 7/8" Natural Finish Ribbon, Water Painter Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals
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