Home to Roost meets Crackle Paint ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

OH OH this is such a fun stamp set, I just love that rooster,  this would make a great card for the fellas in our lives!

I made the card using another of the items we can get for FREE  – it is the Home To Roost Stamp set, and I have paired it with the Crackled Paint Background Stamp from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Rooted in Nature Waterfall Card & Video Tutorial

At the end of October I shared a Halloween card we made in my monthly card class using the Waterfall Fold and promised to share a video – today I make good on that promise.

Plus I am doubling up and making it a guy card as well!  I figure the fellas in my life would get a kick out of the mechanism that makes the waterfall work!

Once again I have fallen back on the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set – it is just so perfect for the fellas but I need to think of a way to make a more feminine card with it ~ well that has set me a challenge hasn’t it?

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Rooted in Nature – Sweet and Simple Guy Birthday Card

I shall say again, as I have many times in the past – making cards for the fellas in my life is always a challenge – and so it was for my husband’s birthday earlier this month!

My current favorite stamp set for fellas is Rooted in Nature, it has the perfect images without being too ‘fruu – fruu’ and sappy 🙂  Coupled with the Wood Textured DSP stack and the Leaves Trinkets it brings the woody theme together.

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Black Ice Technique with Video Tutorial

Time to share a technique ~ Black Ice.  It creates a great focal point to a card with a really unusual finish.  As this is an embossing technique it also gave me a chance to pull out my Heat Gun which has been sadly neglected for a while 🙂

Looking at the color combination I think this would make for a great card for the guys in our lives and the second sample with a little flower and bow would be great for a feminine card.

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Rooted in Nature Birthday for a Guy

Last week was my eldest nephew’s birthday, he is now in his early 30’s and lives in the UK –  I find it hard to make cards for the fella’s in my life but the Rooted in Nature stamp set gives me a great choice of ‘suitable for a guy’ images and words without being ‘too sappy’!

I used a masking technique to create the card along with my Sponge Brayer to apply the ink ‘ombre’ style.

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Nature’s Poem Suite – Stampin’ UP!

Nature’s Poem Suite ~ what a lovely name for this suite of products which have lots of natural images of trees, leaves and soft mellow colors which include Soft Suede and Cajun Craze, perfect for the autumn (although to be honest I really don’t want to think about that just yet!)

Today’s card features the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the coordinating Nature’s Root Framelit dies – I am thinking this would make a really good guy card.

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Truly Tailored – Birthday or Father’s Day Card

Today it’s time for another ‘Guy’ card – I think I have shared on a number of occasions how difficult I find it to make for the fella’s in my life but the Truly Tailored Stamp set makes it a lot easier – along with the Tailored Tag Punch.  ~ available as a bundle until May 31st 2018 which would give you a 10% discount.

I think this card would be perfect for a birthday or indeed Father’s Day on June 17th, 2018.
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