Welcome to our Creativity Abounds Blog Hop- April 2021. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you visit all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. If you are in the United States, I'd love to be your demonstrator or have you as part of my team!
Our theme this month is masculine cards. I think we all tend to make these more difficult than necessary. I turned to the outdoors for this challenge and decided to use my Mountain Air Bundle. I love the mountains, trees, and dies that are included in this bundle.
I wanted this card to feel light and airy so I went for a white background and kept it fairly simple. It reminds me of spring!
I hope you'll use this card as a "jumping off" point to make a few birthday cards of your own.
1. Start with a Thick Basic White card base measuring 4 1/4" x 11" and score it at 5 1/2".
2. Cut a basic white card front to 5 1/4" x 4".
3. Using Smokey Slate ink and the "splatter" stamp from Forever Ferns, stamp an area in the lower right hand third and another "splotch" or two near the area the two trees will reach.
4. Die cut the second smallest stitched square on a piece of Misty Moonlight. Then cut it in half on the diagonal.
5. Using Misty Moonlight ink, stamped off once, stamp the mountain range on a scrap piece of basic white.
6. Cut the mountains out with the 2nd smallest stitched circle die. Place the die so the mountains are in the bottom half of the circle.
7. Stamp "Awesome at Any Age" from Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set on the top half of the circle using Misty Moonlight ink.
8. Using Granny Apple Green ink, stamp two individual trees from the Mountain Air stamp set on the lower left side of an envelope.
9. Using the coordinating dies, die cut two trees from Granny Apple Green card stock.
10. Adhere the two pieces of the Misty Moonlight stitched square so they look like mountains on the front of the card.
11. Adhere the two die cut trees on the left side of the card, overlapping the left "mountain" as well.
12. Run Tear & Tape across a 4 1/2" piece of Misty Moonlight ribbon. Remove the backing and adhere it to the lower edge of the mountains and over the trees.
13. Adhere the stitched circle with dimensionals.
14. Add three Misty Moonlight In Color Enamel Dots.
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Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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