Tuscan Vineyard with Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss

So …….. time got away from me in the last few days and I missed out on a couple of posts.  I like to write them ‘live’ rather than in advance so during the last few days of the US tax season my long tax preparation days got in the way.

Today is the last day I shall be preparing taxes until next year and I have taken a little ‘timeout’ to share a celebration drink with you using one of my present favorite stamp sets – Tuscan Vineyard.

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Triple Layer Stamping ~ Video Tutorial

I do love a good technique! I know Triple Layer Stampin’ has been around for a while but it is always good to revisit and bring it up to date with our current stamp sets and colors.

I have chosen the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set for this card – it has lots of different images that work very well with this technique, and paired it with Itty Bitty Birthday Wishes Stamp Set for my greeting.  I am also thinking that it would make a great card for the fellas in our lives, birthday, graduation or even Father’s Day!

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March Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is MEN

I find making cards for the fellas in my life to be one of the hardest – so today I have chosen to fall back on a very firm favorite of mine the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set.

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Home to Roost Neutrals Guy Card ~ Free from Stampin’ UP!

I said it in an ealier post and I am going to say it again……………OH OH this is such a fun stamp set, I just love that rooster,  just perfect 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 Neutrals Card suite to create a card for the fellas in our lives.  We have 3 more weeks of Sale-a-bration – so if you want to get your hands on this great set – place your order now  using the link below 🙂

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Merry Merlot in a Tuscan Vineyard!

I just could not resist it………….. using the Tuscan Vineyard Stamp set with the Merry Merlot ink and card!!!!!!  With the exception of a little glint of gold I made this card monocromatic so the images really pop out.  I am thinking that this will be one of my sweet and simple cards where I use one stamp set, some card and ink, an embellishment and a couple of tools.

Card base:  11 x 4 1/4 Merry Merlot Card ~ scored @ 5 1/2

Layer 1:  5 1/4 x 4 Very Vanilla Card

Layer 2: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 Merry Merlot Card

Layer 3: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 Very Vanilla Card

Banner 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 Merry Merlot and 4 1/4 x 1 Very Vanilla Card

Ink Colors: Merry Merlot

Layer 1 was stamped randomly with the Bunches of Grape Stamp, then attached to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  Layers 2 and 3 are popped up on  4 – 5 Stampin Dimensionals, as it the banner at the base of the card.

A trio of gold metallic pearls and we have a card ready to send.  I did not add a greeting to this card, partly because the stamp set does not have any but also I think it would work for any occasion, don’t you?

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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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