Good Morning! Today is my debut with the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and I feel so fortunate to be joining these talented stampers! I’m using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty cling stamp set to make a woodland Wishing You Well card. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:
I started by inking up the inside of my Woodland embossing folder with Soft Suede ink and embossing a panel of Sahara Sand card stock. There are lots of card designs where this embossing folder is inked up or stamped, but this is the first time I tried it and I was surprised at how easy it was to do – I thought it would be much harder and messier, but it was not. I need to do this more! Then I adhered the embossed panel to a Soft Suede card base with liquid glue.
I adhered a panel of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to a Cajun Craze mat to create the middle panel. I stamped the Wishing You Well greeting from the Gather Together stamp set using Early Espresso ink on a strip of Cajun Craze cardstock and attached it to the bottom of the middle panel. I wrapped Cajun Craze linen thread around it and tied it off. I attached the middle panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished off the label with a pearl colored with the dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend.
I stamped the deer from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock. I colored it with Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut it with paper snips. I stamped the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty stamp set on a panel of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the second largest circle die from the Layering Circles dies. I cut a mat from Cajun Craze cardstock using the largest Layering circle die and adhered the trees to the mat. I cut two of the small sprigs from the Beautiful Boughs dies and arranged them under the circle. I adhered the circle to the center panel with liquid glue and then adhered the deer between the trees.
I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the trees from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty stamp set in Garden Green on a panel of Very Vanilla. I adhered a strip of the Toile Tidings DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered it to a Cajun Craze mat and then to the inside of the card.
In the USA, a portion of each sale of the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The images in the stamp set are really beautiful and coordinate with the woodland Toile Tidings.
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Eva Dobilas
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Soft Suede – 4 1/4″ x 11″
- Sahara Sand – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
- Cajun Craze – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
- Very Vanilla – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, 2″ x 3″
- Garden Green – 2″ x 3″
- Toile Tidings DSP – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″
18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Beauty for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”
Welcome to the hop and what a beautiful debut card you created! I look forward to hopping with you every week!
Thank you! Me too!
So glad you have joined the hop. Your deer looks like he stepped right out of the woods. I love everything about your card.
Wow, that’s is stunning Akiko!!! Your design is perfect with that sketch and your card is beautifully layered. So glad that you’ve jumped on board with us! Looking forward to hopping with you every week! 🙂
Thank you Amy!
What a lovely card, Akiko! Wonderful, woodsy scene (I’m pretty sure I saw this deer just the other day!). Welcome to the hop – so happy you joined us!! 🙂
Thank you Mary!
Absolutely stunning Akiko 🙂 Love everything about this.
Love the woodsy theme and your card. I think I saw that deer last night.
So lovely!! Love the neutral color pallet and it all works perfectly together between the stamp, DSP, and embossing.
Thank you so much!
What a beautiful card, you did very good coloring the deer. It does look like it just stepped out of the woods.
Simply beautiful. Like I said you make beautiful cards. May have to CAS
Thank you. You are so kind!!
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