Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I grew up on a farm in south central Minnesota so I am always drawn to stamp sets that remind me of my youth. This is one such set, long retired, called Country Pleasures. I recently felt like playing with it . . . one of those days where I was following my muse. I stamped and colored my image first and then I started figuring out how to create my card. I wanted to carry the hills into my card so I stamped Canvas texture with Chocolate Chip onto a piece of Close to Cocoa card stock, tore it into a "hill" and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip. I adhered it to a base of Ruby Red. Then, I needed something to tone down the hill. It was looking huge! So I started going through my ribbon and found this wonderful thrift store treasure. Yards and yards of it for just 25 cents! Perfect! Now . . . what to do for a sentiment? Out came the Big Shot and the Sizzix die called Leaves #2. I sponged the edges of it and used a sentiment from another retired stamp set called Happy Harmony.
Supplies I used on this card:
Stamps: Country Pleasures, Canvas, Happy Harmony
Paper: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Accessories: non SU Ribbon, Big Shot Machine, Sizzix Die Leaves #2, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter