Monday, October 18, 2021


 Hello my friends! It was birthday weekend at our house this past weekend. My hubby's birthday is on the 18th and my son-in-law's is on the 19th. We celebrate their birthdays the weekend after Thanksgiving because the kids started a tradition a few years ago where they go camping on Thanksgiving weekend. They get a group of their friends together and everyone pitches in on making the big turkey dinner and they all have a great time. 

Today I am sharing the card I made for my son-in-law. I wanted to use the stamp set Campology. It is one of those sets that I bought quite a while ago and have not used at all yet. 

I started by stamping the tent using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the tent image again on a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask. I cut out the tent from the scrap paper and placed it over top of the tent I stamped on my piece of cardstock. I then stamped the trees image on the left of the tent using Evening Evergreen ink. I created a mask of the trees as well by stamping them on a scrap piece of paper and cutting them out. I placed my trees mask over top of the trees I stamped on the cardstock and stamped some more trees to the left of the trees I had stamped on my card. I then stamped another set of trees to the right of the tent on my card. When I removed the masks, it looked like the tent was right in the middle of the trees.

I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out the smallest circle from a Post-It note. I then used the same circle to cut part of the circle away to create a crescent shape. I added this crescent shape to my card and used it as another mask. I used my Blending Brushes to add ink to my sky. I added Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss and then Tuxedo Memento Black ink. I then removed the crescent Post-It note to reveal a nice vanilla crescent shaped moon. I used another Blending Brush and some Daffodil Delight ink to colour the moon yellow.

I used the Blending Brushes again to add some ink to create the ground. I used Evening Evergreen and Early Espresso.

I wanted to add some colour to the the trunks of the trees so I coloured them in using my Soft Suede Stampin' Blends. I also used Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to colour my tent.

I added my stamped piece to a mat of Evening Evergreen cardstock and then added that to a card base of Crumb Cake.

I stamped my sentiment onto a small strip of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the sentiment from the Senior Years stamp set. The sentiment actually has an exclamation mark on the stamp but I didn't want that on my card. I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink up my stamp and then stamped on my cardstock. It worked great as I was able to colour only the part of the sentiment I wanted to use and I didn't have to have the exclamation mark there. I cut a banner into the right edge of my sentiment piece. On the left edge, I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread and tied it into a knot. I added this to my card front using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Campology Stamp Set

Senior Years Stamp Set

Crumb Cake Cardstock

Evening Evergreen Cardstock

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad

Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Suede Stampin' Blends

Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends

Blending Brushes

Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

Layering Circles Dies

Linen Thread

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. My son-in-law was thrilled with it. Dinner was absolutely amazing if I do say so myself. I made his favourite meal of chicken lasagna and salad. I haven't made that for him in years. Since the dinner was fairly rich, I didn't want to make a birthday cake so I made apple crisp instead. They were very pleased with it. Am I making you hungry now?

Stay well and keep creating!


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