Monday, January 13, 2020

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Team Blog Hop January 2020

Welcome to Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Team Blog Hop as we share wonderful projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their creations using products from Stampin' Up!'s amazing catalogs to help you plan your projects for 2020.
 Today's card features the new By The Dock Bundle (item #153817) from the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. I wanted to create a peaceful scene that would be suitable for a masculine birthday card. I love the wonderful images in the By The Dock stamp set (item #151622) and the coordinating dies in the Dockside Dies (item #151618) which makes this bundle a wonderful option for creating masculine card designs. You can choose to order these products separately or as a bundle to save 10%.
 This clean and simple card was created with a Night of Navy card base and I added a 2"x5 1/4" strip of Soft Suede cardstock that I embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (item #152320) and then lightly sponged with Early Espresso Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber to help bring out the woodgrain detail. I attached this panel to the right side of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
For the focal image, I die cut a circle from Very Vanilla cardstock using one of the circle dies from the Layering Circles Dies (item #141705) and lightly sponged the bottom half of the circle with Seaside Spray Classic ink and the top half with Petal Pink Classic ink using Sponge Daubers to apply the colors. This creates a soft background for the boat, which I stamped with Early Espresso Classic ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and die cut using the coordinating die. I attached the boat to the sponged circle with Snail Adhesive. To create the foreground, I die cut the grass with the coordinating die from the Dockside Dies from Old Olive cardstock. I also die cut two of the detailed oars from Crumb Cake cardstock with the coordinating dies and lightly sponged them with Early Espresso Classic ink.
To assemble the card, I attached two Mini Glue Dots to the right side of back of the focal circle and Snail Adhesive to the rest and attached it to the bottom of the card base, overlapping the embossed Soft Suede cardstock panel. I attached the grass die cut with Snail Adhesive along the bottom of the card so that it overlapped the circle and covered the bottom edge of the Soft Suede cardstock. 

For the sentiment I die cut a label using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (item #149638) from Very Vanilla cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment with Copper Embossing powder. I cut each of the oars in half and attached them to the back of the sentiment label with Snail Adhesive, so that they appeared to cross behind the sentiment. I attached the label using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to the card base, towards the top of the card design. 
This clean and simple card design works well for a variety of occasions. Masculine cards are often a challenge and I think this new By The Dock Bundle is a welcome addition to my card making tool kit. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Please take the time to visit with the other amazing demonstrators participating in today's blog hop. You will find so many wonderful ideas and projects to help inspire you to get creative. Just click on the links in the list below to visit each blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment letting us know what you enjoyed about our creations. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today.

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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  1. I love how you put the paddles behind the sentiment, so clever and it looks great Tricia :-)

  2. I've been wanting this bundle and now I really want it. Love your card!

  3. You made masculine look so easy. Love this card.

  4. My favourite masculine bundle from the mini catalogue. Great card

  5. That scene looks so restful. Perfect theme for a masculine card.

  6. I like the way you have used the oars Tricia! This is such a fabulous set! :)