Thursday, October 1, 2020

Country Home

 So have you ever made a card for someone who you have never met? I belonged to a Random Act of Kindness card group where we would send cards to strangers all over the world and then receive cards from other people who you do not know. This is a little different though as everyone in the group was a card maker so we had a common bond. I have a friend who went through a really big challenge this Spring. She would not have made it through without the help of a couple of her friends who I have never met. I am so grateful for them helping her as she was thousands of miles away from me so I was not in a position to help. I wanted to make a card for them to let them know how much I appreciate them helping our friend.

It is a challenge to make a card for someone who you don't know. I wanted the card to be simple but also wanted it to be gorgeous. This is what I came up with so I hope they like it.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. I added a layer of Basic Gray cardstock on top of that. I stamped the Birch background stamp onto a piece of Whisper White using Gray Granite ink. I layered this piece onto the Basic Gray cardstock. 

On another piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the milk can from the Country Home stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I also stamped the floral image with the cat tails and leaves on top of the milk can. Fortunately this set is photopolymer so it was easy to line it up properly. I used my Stampin' Blends to colour in these images. The colours I used were Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. I also went over the milk can using my Wink of Stella to give it a bit of sparkle. It is difficult to see in the picture but it is there. Then  I used the Rectangle Stitched die to cut out this piece. I layered it onto another piece of Basic Gray cardstock. I wrapped a piece of Braided Linen Trim around this piece and tied it into a knot. I attached this piece of card onto my card front using dimensionals to give it a bit of depth. I stamped the sentiment using Basic Gray ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The entire sentiment says "simply thankful for all the good things". I didn't want the entire thing so I cut around the words that I wanted and kept the "simply thankful" as my sentiment. I popped this up onto my card using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Country Home Photopolymer Stamp

Birch Stamp

Crumb Cake Cardstock

Basic Gray Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad

Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Rectangle Stitched Dies

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends

Soft Suede Stampin' Blends

Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends

Old Olive Stampin' Blends

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends

Braided Linen Thread

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today's card. I also hope that the recipients of this card like it. It is kind of strange to make a card for someone who I have never met. I would challenge you all to do that. Make a card and send it to someone that you don't know. You will probably make their day. 

Stay healthy and keep creating!


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