Friday, 5 October 2018

Enjoying Nova Scotia and Rooted in Nature Card Tutorial

Hi Friends!  This week we had company, my BFF and her hubby, arrive from Vancouver Island. It's their first visit to the East Coast so we've been having a great time showing them the sites. Yesterday we toured close to home, to show them the Cape George Lighthouse (above photo) and some lobster boats at the nearby wharf.

This is also where the tuna charters go out from, which is what my sweetheart's sister (Chandra) and brother-in-law (John) do (they are also lobster fishers). Check out the photo below of Chandra's recent catch - it's a new IGFA World Record for the women's bluefin tuna that weighed 546lbs!
I'm so excited because we'll be going tuna fishing with John and Chandra in a few days!!! Each season (beginning end of August) I also cook all the meals for guests and crew of the Giant Bluefin Tuna charters - last year I made over 300 plates! This year's season just finished this week, so in between my stamping and canning this month, I've also been making everything from seafood chowders to shepherd's pie, beef stroganoff and delicious chicken pasties! So it's nice to relax with our friends over the next couple of weeks and play 'tourist' with them!

Yesterday, we also stopped by the Arisag lighthouse and watched HUNDREDS of dolphins, which was so neat! We then went to one of our favourite spots for fish and chips - it was great day! 
This weekend we're off to do the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, during their famous Celtic Colours. It is going to be spectacular. Our campsite tonight is on a hilltop over looking the Atlantic ocean, surrounded by all the colourful foliage of the trees. Then I've got a houseful (17) for Thanksgiving dinner this weekend! So it's going to be a busy and fun time. For those of you also in Canada, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too! And if you've got some time for stamping and creating, here's one of my favourite techniques for you to try....

Stamp Sets - Rooted in Nature (c) 146482); (w) 146479
Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler (119685); Very Vanilla (101650)
Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (147083); Soft Suede (147115); (Mossy Meadow) 147111
Misc. – Linen Thread (104199); True Gentlemen Buttons (145596); Mini Glue Dos (103683); Snail Adhesive (104332)

Card Stock- Cherry Cobbler 8 ½ “x 11”, folded in half, 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, 2 ¼ x 3 ½”
Very Vanilla- 4 x 5 ¼”, 3 x 4 ¼”, 2 x 3 ¼”


1.    Score and fold the Cherry Cobbler for the card base
2.    Adhere the three layers of the Very Vanilla all together with a small amount of Snail Adhesive these will be taken apart after stamping on them
3.    Stamp the sentiment on the smallest layer w Soft Suede Stamp the largest leaf in Cherry Cobbler on all the layers overlapping them as desired
4.     Stamp the smaller leaf in Mossy Meadow on all the layers overlapping them just as before
5.    Stamp the flower in Soft Suede filling in the remaining spaces
6.    Carefully remove the first stamped layer off and adhere that to the smallest layer of Cherry Cobbler
7.    Carefully remove the second layer and adhere to the second largest layer of Cherry Cobbler
8.    Adhere the largest stamped layer to the card base
9.    Adhere the middle layers to the stamped large layer lining up the images like a puzzle
10.     Adhere the remaining layers to the middle layer again lining up like a puzzle
11.    Tie a knot with the Linen Thread add a Mini Glue Dot to a True Gentlemen’s Button and add another Mini Glue Dot to the card for the finishing touch.

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