Welcome to the Stampin Friends Favorites Blog Hop.
This month’s theme we are using our FAVORITE products: be it ink, a tool, stamp set or bundle/suite!
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You’ll have some lovely ideas for cards and projects for any and all themes!
So let’s jump right in.
My project this month is rather simple.
I took a Mini Pizza box and added a 3 1/4″ square piece of Thick Whisper White that I decorated quite simply!
I first Black Heat Embossed the Trees and sentiment. Once heated, set and cooled, I did some ink blending.
I used Seaside Spray ink on a Stampin’ Sponge to create an illusion of sky.
Then repeating, I did it with Shaded Spruce for a different colored grass or forest floor.
I think the two colors compliment quite nicely.
I finished it off with some 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim from the Tropical Oasis suite.
This box is food safe, so you could add a sweet treat, or gift card/money instead.
I adhered the yardstick layer with Tear n Tape for a strong hold.
Mossy Meadow Base Layer: 4 1/4″ by 8 1/2″, score at 5 1/2″
Early Espresso Layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White Layer: 3 3/4″ x 5″
I used the Stamparatus to place the Trees and Horses just where I wanted them. I was also able to add in several trees by moving the cardstock around by 1/4″ with the Stamparatus Grid paper.
I used Shaded Spruce for the trees first in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation ink stamping. That means to stamp over again without re-inking.
I did the Horses in Soft Suede, however I stamped them twice with full ink both times.
I used markers to color the horses in various brown shades.
After it was set and mostly dried, I added in the “Sky” and “Mountainside/Field” with Sponges and inks.
I used Seaside Spray for the sky and started off the paper to give a light cloud look.
I used Soft Sea Foam for the hillside and the brush tip of a Garden Green Stampin’ Write marker to make the grassy edge of the hill.
Both the card and box are quite simple in design but do not lack beauty.
Sometimes simple is something I cannot hold on to and I think I did well this time.
Until next time,
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