Thursday, April 15, 2021

Country Home

 Hello my friends! I hope you are able to enjoy this beautiful, sunny weather we are having here in Kelowna. It is absolutely gorgeous here. It makes it harder to spend time inside in the craft room when it is so nice outside but I knew I needed to make a card so I did it.

Today's card was made for a dear friend that was recently given some devastating news. I knew I needed to make a card using the Country Home stamp set (retiring) because this is the set that brought us together as friends. The first time I walked into her home  I saw these exact milk cans that she had painted beautiful pictures on. We both knew she had to have this stamp set. She was in the process of switching hobbies from painting to card making. She loved Stampin' Up! and decided join my team. More importantly though, she became my friend as well.

This card is a bit of a case (Copy And Share Everything) of a card in the catalogue. I stamped the milk can onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. On top of that, I stamped the bunch of flowers using the same ink. Since this stamp set is photopolymer, it was very easy to line up the flowers and the milk can. I let this dry a bit and then coloured the images in using my Stampin' Blends. The colours I used are Pool Party, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green. The card in the catalogue looks like they had stamped the wood  stamp from the Pallet Thoughts stamp set on the bottom. I do not have this set so I had to improvise. I stamped the milk can onto a piece of DSP from the In Good Taste DSP package. I cut it out and attached the DSP to the bottom of my card. I think it looks more like the milk can is sitting on a table top or floor than if I had just left it blank.

I matted this card front onto a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and then attached it to a Basic White Thick card base.

I stamped my sentiment from the Here's a Card stamp set (retiring) on to a piece of So Saffron cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. On the bottom edge, I cut a banner cut into the cardstock. On the top edge, I wrapped some linen thread around the cardstock a couple of times and then tied it into a bow. I attached this piece to my card using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Basic White Thick Cardstock

Sahara Sand Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

So Saffron Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

In Good Taste DSP

Country Home Stamp Set

Here's a Card Stamp Set

Linen Thread

Pool Party Stampin' Blends

So Saffron Stampin' Blends

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends

Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends

Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I will be popping it in the mail right away. I want my friend to know how much she means to me. I am very thankful for all of my friends. When I was really young, my Dad told me that you can never have too many friends. I will never forget that piece of advice and will always treasure every friend I have made. Maybe this is a good time to send a friend a card and let them know you are thinking of  them.....

Stay well and keep creating!



  1. Your card is lovely...the milk can does indeed look like it's sitting on a wood table or floor. Love milk cans...guess that's my farm heritage showing.
    Nice way of displaying your sentiment...may have to borrow that idea!
    You are a good friend and I'm thankful for you, too.💕