Country Road

Country Road Father's Day

Father's day

I created this weathered barn card for my Dad for Father's Day using the retired Country Road stamp set.

This look could also be achieved using the Geared Up Garage stamp set, creating an old garage using the car, tool box, and gas can images.

My Dad is not really a garage guy.  He's more of a weathered barn in the country guy!

The sides of the barn were aged by swiping Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay inks on the inside of the Hardwood Planks Embossing Folder, then adding a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and running it through the Big Shot to emboss.

To age it a little more, I lightly spritzed it with water and crumbled it into a ball.  I opened it up,  swiped White Craft ink on the creases, and set it aside to dry.

For the roof, I made a quick template, out of computer paper.  I cut out the template, placed it on a piece of Copper Foil paper and traced around the template with a pencil. I then cut it out using a pair of scissors.  I embossed it using my Big Shot and Corrugated Embossing Folder.  Once embossed, I scored 1 1/2" from the top and folded it along the score line.  The roof was attached to the card front using Dimensionals.  To age the roof, I ran a sanding block over it.

The weeds were stamped on Pear Pizzazz card stock using Mossy Meadow and Call me Clover inks.  They were fussy cut using a pair of scissors.

The wagon wheel was stamped on Crumb Cake card stock using Early Espresso ink.  It too was fussy cut using a pair of scissors.

Once the pieces were attached to a Soft Suede mat and a Very Vanilla card base, I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings on a piece of Soft Suede card stock that had been embossed using the Hardwood Planks embossing folder.  I attached it to a small piece of Copper Foil paper that had also been embossed using the Corrugated Embossing Folder, and was roughed up using the sanding block.

I think my Dad will like the card!

 

 

 

 

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Black Ice Technique

The Black Ice Technique: Layer inks on foil paper using the Direct to Paper Technique for a stunning effect. 

The Black Ice Technique is great for masculine-themed cards.

I've combined this technique with Beautiful Day and Country Road, a couple of my favorite retiring stamp sets.

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Black IceCountry Road Black Ice on Copper Foil

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Fresh Card Making Idea-Easy Tunnel Card

Tunnel card
Country Road Tunnel Card
 
 
All the Good Things Tunnel Card
All the Good Things Tunnel Card

I always like adding a little dimension to my card creations.

But, I want it simple without working with crazy measurements and lots of scoring.

This Tunnel Card technique is super easy, but adds that WOW factor!

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Country Road Clear Block Stamping

Pink clear block stamping
Sunrise Country Road
Blue clear block stamping
Blue Sky Country Road

I combined Country Road, my new favorite stamp set with clear block  stamping, one of my favorite techniques!

These cards were quick and simple, taking less than 5 minutes to create.

Here's how:

  1. Dab ink pads onto a clear block, then spritz with water until the ink begins to pool and run.  Stamp on card stock and let sit for a few seconds.  Remove the block, and you'll have a mix of colors, creating a pretty background.  For the first card, I dabbed Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, and Mango Melody ink onto an "E" clear block, then stamped onto Shimmery White card stock.  Watercolor paper would work also. Colors used for the second card were Pool Party and Pacific Point.
  2.  Once the ink had dried, I masked the bottom of the square with a strip of copy paper, then stamped the "weed" image from Country Road using Mossy Meadow ink.   The greeting from Country Road was also stamped in Mossy Meadow.
  3.  I attached the card fronts to the Mossy Meadow and Pacific Point card bases using Dimensionals to pop them up. 

Done, that's it!

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Country Road

Country Road

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Country Road

Ink: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Mossy Meadow

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Pacific Point, Shimmery White

Accessories: Clear Block "E", spritzer bottle with water, Mini Dimensionals

 

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Country Road Collage

Country Road collage
Country Road Collage

Here's another card made using one of my new favorite stamp sets, Country Road. 

It fits the mountain and ranching landscape where I live in southern Colorado.

Perfect for collage or masculine projects!

(You can see my other Country Road projects Here.)

This card was easy to create.

Here's how:

  1. Stamp images from Country Road onto a piece of Wood Textures 6"x6" Designer Series Paper using Early Espresso ink.  Stamp images again without reinking.
  2. Attach to a Cherry Cobbler mat.  Wrap Linen Thread around the front, securing it in the back.  Tie a small length of Linen Thread around the middle, tying a knot.
  3. Attach to Crumb Cake mat.  Attach to Early Espresso card base.
  4. Stamp greeting onto a scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  For this card, I used a piece of Crumb Cake that had been embossed using the Plywood Planks embossing folder and Big Shot.  Attach to the card front using Dimensionals to pop it up.
  5. Add candy or enamel dots to complete.

Country Road

Country road

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Country Road

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Wood Textures 6"6" Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Plywood Planks embossing folder, Linen Thread, candy dots, Mini Dimensionals

 

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Country Road Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
Country Road Happy Birthday

Country Road, one of the new stamp sets in the 2018-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog really spoke to me. 

The old wagon wheel, metal star, and weedy foliage images in the set look like they came right out of the landscape here in the mountain and ranching community I live in.  When paired up with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, the look of an old ranch house or barn is complete.

Here's how:

  1. Swipe the inside (the side with Sizzix printed on the front of the folder) of the Pinewood Planks embossing folder with Soft Sea Foam ink.  Insert Soft Sea Foam card front into the folder and emboss using the Big Shot.
  2. Stamp foliage image onto card front using Mossy Meadow ink full strength, then again without reininking.
  3. Stamp wagon wheel onto scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out using 1 3/4" circle punch. Cut out around each spoke using a pair of scissors.  This is a little tedious but goes fairly quickly.  I will say I would not do this if I were making a lot of these cards as my patience for fussy cutting is limited!
  4.  Stamp stars onto scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Cut out using a pair of scissors.  Create crease lines by scoring the stars on the back side.  Fold along the crease lines, so the stars pop up in the middle.
  5. Attach card front to Cherry Cobber mat. Attach to Mossy Meadow card base.
  6. Attach wagon wheel to card front using a Mini Dimensional in the middle to pop it up.  Attach stars using Mini Dimensionals cut in half on each point.
  7.  Stamp greeting on scrap piece of Crumb Cake card stock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  For this card, I used a portion of a piece of Crumb Cake that had been embossed using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder for another project.  Curl the edges and attach to the wagon wheel using a Dimensional to pop it up.

Country Road

Country road

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Country Road

Ink: Soft Sea Foam, Meadow Moss, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Big Shot, Pinewood Planks embossing folder, Mini Dimensionals, scissors, scoring tool

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