Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Country Road stamp set along with the Beautiful Boughs dies to create a country themed Christmas Card for this week’s challenge. Here is my card:
We have a color challenge this week, and here is color palette we are using:
I started by stamping the horse weather vane from the Stampin’ Up! Country Road stamp set in Versamark Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla. I sprinkled it with Copper embossing powder and heat set. I stamped the grain stamp along the left side and bottom in Crumb Cake ink. I blotted the weather vane with a paper towel to remove wet Crumb Cake ink so it wouldn’t smear. I stamped the wagon wheel in Soft Suede ink. I sponged the sky in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Mango Melody so that it would look like an evening sunset. I sponged Crumb Cake ink along the bottom. I adhered the image to a Night of Navy mat with liquid glue and then to a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.
I cut the berry branch using the Beautiful Bouquet dies from Real Red Glimmer paper. I cut the medium branch from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Boughs dies from Mossy Meadow. I snipped the berry branch in two and adhered the pieces behind the Mossy Meadow branch between the boughs with glue dots. I adhered the branch and berries to the card front with glue dots. I stamped the Blessed Christmas Wishes sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink on a strip of Very Vanilla. I trimmed the ends and adhered it to a Night of Navy mat and then to the bottom of the card front using liquid glue.
I made two pinecones with the small pine cone dies from the Beautiful Boughs dies. I used Crumb cake for the background and Soft Suede for the front. I adhered them to the bough with glue dots. I adhered a short length of copper trim with glue dots and made a bow with the Real Red ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the label off with a Night of Navy rhinestone.
I decorated the inside of the card with a Very Vanilla panel stamped with the sentiment from the Toile Christmas stamp set in Night of Navy ink. I stamped the grain from the Stampin’ Up! Country Road stamp set in Crumb Cake ink and added a small Mossy Meadow bough from the Beautiful Boughs dies. I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy mat and then to the inside of the card with liquid glue.
I hope you like the card and that you have a wonderful time with family and friends!
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
November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY
Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me! The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!
If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift! This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Thanks for taking the time to visit!
- Visit my online store here
- See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
- Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
- Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
- Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Crumb Cake – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 1 1/2″ x 2″
- Night of Navy – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 5/8″ x 3 1/2″
- Mossy Meadow – 2 1/2″ x 3″
- Very Vanilla – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 1/2″ x 3″
- Soft Suede – 1 1/2″ x 2″
- Real Red Glimmer – 2″ x 2 1/2″