Wetlands beauty, Stampin’ Up

Hey there Stampin friends! It’s a soggy Saturday here in the Mid Atlantic, perfect card making weather 🙂 !

I thought these cards were some great examples for those who struggle with a more masculine style card. The sentiments could also be switched around for a birthday card, retirement card, sympathy or even a newly divorced person who may need a friend. Again,  that is why I really like to wait when possible to add a sentiment that way I always have a card ready and I can just pop in a greeting in Archival Black ink or even just hand write a note inside which I do VERY often.

I hope these inspire you with a few fresh ideas!

All bases are 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

Second layer of 5 3/8 ” by 4 1/8″

Whisper White or Very Vanilla layer with the main images at 5 2/8″ by 4 ”

I also used the 1″ circle punch and a post it to mask out the “sun”, and White Gel Pen to make the “water” effect around the bird feet, and to make a little ‘water puddle’ if you will.

What I did was, basically either sponged or used the daubers to add in the color in layers to my liking. Some turned out nicer than others, but really these photos do these cards no justice. On the final card it photographed kind of wacky looking and the color combo quite frankly, is a little odd. But, in person this card is beautiful and so unique. Maybe I’ll try to get another view and add it in later. My point is try your best take a step back and see it from a fresh point of view. Try a new color combo or technique, you never know it may become your new favorite thing! ☺️

Goose on Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow , Black card base


Soft Sky base card, Mossy Meadow layer, inks:Pool Party,Soft Sky-water, Sahara Sand, Choco Chip and Garden Green-Beach/Beach grass


Early Espresso base card, Mossy Meadow Layer inks: Sahara Sand,Pumpkin Pie,Garden Green, Choco Chip-Beach/Beach grass, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie sky


Early Espresso card base, Very Vanilla layer, inks: Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze, Choc Chip-Sand, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party -Sky/Sun area



Wetlands clear mount stamp set


# 126697 Wetlands clear mount stamp set

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 121045 Basic Black card stock

# 119686 Early Espresso card stock

# 133676 Mossy Meadow card stock

# 101650 Very Vanilla card stock

# 131203 Soft Sky card stock

# 126976 Sahara Sand ink pad

# 126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

# 126957 So Saffron ink pad

# 126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

# 126979 Chocolate Chip ink pad

#127965 Cajun Craze ink pad

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126983 Pool Party ink pad

# 131181 Soft Sky ink pad

# 133645 Mossy Meadow ink pad

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 102845 Blender Pens

# 102395 Brayer

# 101610 Stampin Sponges

# 119868 1″ Circle Punch

# 105021 Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen White

# 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

#141897 Wink of Stella clear glitter brush

# 103579 Paper snips

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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