Friday, June 5, 2020

GSF June Blog Hop

It's time to hop along with the GSF June Blog Hop with our theme this month being Outdoors. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their wonderful projects showcasing products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I hope that our ideas help inspire you to explore the great outdoors. 
 Living in Colorado, when I think about the outdoors, I think of the wonderful wildlife that we have in our state. So I decided to create a card design using the Nature's Beauty stamp set (item #150528) to create a nature themed card in earthy colors. 
 To create this card, I chose Early Espresso cardstock for the card base and I added a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock for the background layer. I embossed a 2" x 5 1/4" Old Olive cardstock using one of the new Greenery Embossing Folders from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I love the leafy impression this embossing folder adds to the background for a wonderful touch of texture. I attached this piece to the left side of the Crumb Cake cardstock and added a piece of the new Early Espresso 1/4" Faux Suede Trim to cover the seam. 
The focal image was created by stamping the fox image from the Nature's Beauty stamp set with Soft Suede Classic ink onto a Whisper White cardstock circle, die cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies (item #152323). I colored the image using a Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencils and blended the color using a Blender pen to smooth out the pencil lines. I attached the circle to an Early Espresso scalloped circle die cut using the Layering Circles Dies (item #151770) and attached it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
 For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set (item #150285) using Gold Embossing Powder onto a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock. I then die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies (item #151820) and attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish off the card design, I attached the card front to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals for extra dimension. This card design is wonderful for a nature lover and would also be a great masculine card design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design inspires you to create your own projects that reflect the wonders of the great outdoors. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore. 

Now it's time to visit Jan's wonderful blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way along our blog hop. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoy about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

Blog Hop Roll Call
10. Marieke Bart

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Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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  1. I love your little red fox! I see so many of them where I live in Evergreen. Lovely card Tricia! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Jan. We see them occasionally in the open spaces around here too. Love our Colorado wildlife.

  2. Beautiful colouring on your fox - such a sweet card. I love the embossing too. Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thank you Rachel. The new embossing folders are beautiful.

  3. Beautiful! Wish I was living in Colorado and seeing all this wildlife.

    1. Thank you Angelique. I hope you get the chance to visit some day and see them for yourself.

  4. I love the coloring you did on your fox. I can't wait to get my hands on that suede ribbon! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Awwww, such a sweet little fox. We haven't seen them in our neighborhood for a while, they used to be all over the place here. We even have pictures of a couple in our back yard that we kind of played with like doggies! Thanks for sharing :-D

  6. Very nice!! Great way to showcase that awesome fox!