Monday, 8 April 2019

Country Livin: Time for a New Adventure

Hi Friends! I can't believe it's past noon here in Nova Scotia already. I had planned on having my post up for you hours ago, however, I've gotten side-tracked. Word on the street is that Mother Nature is sending us approx. 15cm of SNOW today (whaattt??). I'm hoping this is a late "April Fools Joke" (so are my tulips). However, as I'm not sure how messy it could get later I thought it best I get some other tasks done early in the day. So, after a few cups of coffee and getting my morning routine done, I made a double batch of dog food (I started this a few months ago), then I put a whole chicken in the oven to roast (meat for lunches this week & as well as stock) and another chicken in a pot for soup tonight. All the veggie peeling and prep-work sure takes time, but it's so worth it. Right now it smells AMAZING in this house! I'm really glad that I've got everything done AND I even made a card too: 

This was a pretty simple card to make and a fun masculine one at that. Here are the details:

  • Basic Black card base: 11" x 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White layers: 5 1/4" x 4" and 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" + scrap for truck.
  • Lemon Lime Twist: 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and 1 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  • Basic Black layer: 4 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Scrap piece Whisper White for banner
Putting it together:
  • I ran the 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White and 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" strip of Lemon Lime Twist card stock pieces through the Big Shot using the Hardwood Embossing Folder.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the truck from "Country Livin' with Stazon and coloured it with my ink pads and aqua painter. Then I cut it out and tapped the entire truck with my Versamark ink pad and sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over top & set with Heat Tool. Cut the truck and set aside. 
  • On the 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"  piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the truck and the trees from "Lovely as a Tree" right on top. Next, I sponged on Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Suede Ink to create the grass, dirt road and sky.
  • The truck was adhered to the card with glue dots on the wheels and Stampin' dimensionals on the body, to pop it off the card.
  • To made the 'hardwood button' embellishment: I used my 3/4" Circle Punch and cut a circle from the Wood Textures DSP, as well as a circle from a piece of cardboard. I covered the DSP circle with Versamark and embossed with Clear Powder, then glued to the cardboard circle. This makes a great embellishment that is a bit thicker than paper and doesn't leave a gap like a Stampin' Dimensional would. A black sequin and small rhinestone were added to the centre.
  • The stamped birds were an after-thought - this stamp image is from the High Tide stamp set. Yes, I use these birds on a LOT of my cards and projects! 
  • I used my aqua painters with Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green ink pads to colour the trees.
  • I've been using the "Well Said" stamps on many of my cards; it's such a versatile set! The "Time for a New Adventure" sentiment goes perfectly with the truck, don't you think?

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Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you were inspired by today's project and that you'll visit again soon! I also have some new videos coming this week for you too - I think you're really going to enjoy them.

1 comment:

  1. Its always nice to see masculine cards. This one is totally awesome. Love the trees and red truck. Hope the snow passed over you.