Nature This Week in the CASE the Catalog – Nature’s Poem Suite

It’s time for nature this week with the CASE the Catalog featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, so let’s get started.  First of all, this suite of products includes the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Twine and the Leaves Trinkets embellishments.  Though the calendar indicates it is officially Fall, here in Georgia we are still experiencing summer.  Therefore, while waiting for nature to change it’s weather pattern,  I thought a nature themed card might help!  It’s certainly worth a try.  Hey, whatever it takes!  The card I cased is on page 144 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I also like the other three cards on that page but those are for another day.

Another thing about the nature this week card is that it also features a textured embossed layer using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  That’s probably why I like it so much.

Nature's Poem Product Suite

Start with Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″ to create the card base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  Use Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ Petal Pink cardstock.  Drag a White Craft Ink pad across the embossed layer to add extra dimension.  Allow ink to dry before attaching to the Petal Pink card base.  

The brown leaf DSP is 5″ x 2-3/4″ and the falling leaf DSP is 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Cut a notch in the leaf DSP to create a banner.  Layer the two pieces of DSP (refer to photo for placement).  Wrap Nature’s Twine around top of the DSP layers before attaching to prepared Petal Pink card base. 

Finally, use Soft Suede Classic ink to stamp the tree stump into a 3″ square of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Use heat tool to set embossing powder.  Stamp five sets of leaves onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tanquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using coordinating Nature’s Root Thinlit Die.  Layer the leaves, the Leaves Trinkets and the Sentiment to complete the card.

Maybe it’s me, but I think it’s really even more impressive in person.  I so enjoy nature cards because it’s just another part of beautify and as a result, my creativity also flows.  Likewise for beach scenes cards.  I know everyone has their personal serenity.  I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog. 

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Wild About You – Animal Outing

As you know from previous posts, one of my favorite bundle sets in the annual catalog is the Animal Outing Bundle.  This bundle features the Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  For this card, I knew that I wanted a card using the “Wild About You” sentiment because I wanted to use the Frames Elements.  (Be sure to read this entire post to learn how to get your sentiment to fit the Frames Elements.).  

Wild About You Comes Together

I probably should mention that I love the Berry Burst cardstock with the green and gray pieces of DSP.  Sprigs of greenery were cut from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Animal Friends Thinlits.  Additionally,  greenery was added using the Leaf Ribbon.  As you can guess, this card is for someone special!  You’ll note the rhino with the bird was cut from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  I love it when there are dies to match the DSP!  

Wild About You - Animal Outing

Features Stampin’ Up! Animal Outing Bundle to create a “Wild About You”

Because I could not find a thinlit that coordinated with the Frames Elements, I came up with an easy solution.  So as a result, I cut the sentiment to fit inside frame element piece for the card.  The steps are below:Cutting tip for using the Stampin' Up!  Frames ElementsAbove all, it’s easy-peasy!  Seems like it’s a no brainer.

Finally, don’t forget to embellish the interior of your card!  Also, it’s a great wow factor.  Another great perk is the extra personal touch that will certainly impress your family and friends.  Enjoy!

Interior of card using Stampin' Up! Animal Outing

Card Interior

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No Line Watercoloring

I love sharing all kinds of stamping and coloring techniques.  Watercoloring is so much more than just water and ink.  Stampin’ Up! has a few different options for watercoloring, so whichever one you use, you can’t go wrong.  Today I want to share the No Line Watercoloring technique with you.  It really gives watercolor a whole new look due to the “lack” of lines.  Natalie does a great job of taking you through the process of this technique. 

No Line Watercoloring Technique Video

The technique is a lot of fun and with a variety of stamps, you can experiment.  See what works for you and how comfortable you are with the technique it self because it can make all the difference in the world to a crafter.  Some people may prefer to work the darker lines because they appreciate the direction and vibrance of an image.  Therefore, Stampin’ Blends or pencils can be used which are also more vibrant.  It’s really a personal preference.  I’m happy to answer any questions on the technique.    

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