Wednesday, June 07, 2023

A Simple yet Sophisticated card using Stampin' Up! Earthen Textures Stamps and Dies


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This is what happens when you grab Cardstock in a dimly lit room.  I had planned to create this card with Crumb Cake Cardstock while I was travelling recently, so I precut my card piece before I left.  Instead, when I finished the card, I realized I had used Sahara Sand, a recently retired color, so please use your imagination and pretend its Crumb Cake card base and background.  This card, again, uses the Earthen Elegance Suite from pages 70-71 of the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  The Earthen Textures Stamp Set and Earthen Textures Dies were used to die cut the images used on this project.  These dies were used to cut images from Pebbled Path, and Copper Clay Cardstock, and from Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper.  I used the Stylish Shapes Dies to die cut a sentiment label of Crumb Cake Cardstock, and stamped one of the sentiments from the Earthen Textures Stamp Set Crumb Cake ink.   I used the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder to create a image area for the die cuts.  I love the textures all these different die cuts and the embossing folder create.  

Greeting card using Stampin' Up! Earthen Textures Stamp Set

The basecard for today's card is Sahara Sand Cardstock.  Then another layer of Sahara Sand dry embossed using the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing folder. 

Simple and sophisticated greeting card using Stampin' Up! Earthen Elegance

Next, I used the Earthen Textures Dies to die cut the fan, the two clay pots and the fern.  I used Copper Clay Cardstock for the fan, and Pebbled Path for the fern.  Then I used  two of the Designer Series Papers in the Earthen Elegance 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper for the pots.  I did fold my Copper Clay fan, because I like the additional texture on my card, but it can be left flat.  Tip for folding the Fan:  First, I use the tip of my bone folder to sore along each fold line.  Then, I create my folds.  This crease to make folding easier.   I added a few mini Dimensionals to the back side of the fan to hold it in place.   The fern is glued flat to the inside of the pot before adding it to the card.   

Simple and sophisticated greeting card using Earthen Textures Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Before adding my blue pot to the card I added three layers of the Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim to the font of the pot.  I've previously used Glue Dots to hold the Trim in place.  This time I decided to use Tear & tape Adhesive.  I added three lines of Tear & Tape, removed the backing, and affixed the Natural Wavy Trim.  Then I  pushed the Tear & Tape Adhesive around the curves of the Wavy Trim.  Since there was still some "stickiness" that  poked through the open weave of the Trim,  I dusted the Trim on the pot with my Powder Pal, which helped greatly.  Then I added Dimensionals to the pots and added them to my card front.  I used the Stylish Shapes Dies to die cut a sentiment label and stamped sentiments from the Earthen Textures Stamp Set in Crumb Cake ink onto the Crumb Cake Sentiment label.  You'll enjoy making these simple, stylish cards for times when you need a simple card with a sophisticated look.   

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Stamps:  Earthen Textures, Darling Details (Sentiment)
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:   Sahara Sand (Retire), Crumb Cake, Pebbled Path, Copper Clay, Earthen Elegance 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper 
 Accessories: Earthen Textures Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folders, Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim, Powder Pal, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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