Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Masculine Birthday Card Using the Torn Paper & Ink Blending Technique

This is a CAS from Frenchie Stamps which I saw on Instagram. Her card was monochromatic, but I chose to use several ink colors on my version of this card. I used a blending brush to ink blend some beautiful Starry Sky ink above torn pieces of copy paper. This masculine card uses little in the way of supplies and works up quickly! I’m not sure of the official name for this technique but I’m calling it the Torn Paper and Ink Blending Technique. The pine trees, deer and ground stamps are from the Grassy Gove Stamp Set. The sentiments on the card are from the Heron Habitat Stamp Set.

I started with a Basic White cardstock panel. I tore a piece of copy paper, imagining mountains and valleys as I tore the paper. The paper was secured temporarily to the top of the white panel and using a blending brush I began blending Starry Sky ink above the torn paper. Before removing this paper mask, I inked up the pine trees image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and stamped the trees in Evening Evergreen ink and partially stamped the trees.

I proceeded to create two more mountains from torn paper, then stamping the pine trees on the tops of the mountains. The stamped pine trees gradually get larger as you move down the panel which helps to establish distance between the mountains. I also concentrated the Starry Sky ink just above the torn paper edge, which provides shadows on the mountains.

The inked panel was adhered to an Early Espresso mat and a knot was tied using two pieces of Faux Suede Ribbon. The ends of the ribbon were secured to the back of the Early Espresso panel then the unit was adhered to the card front.

An additional greeting was stamped on the inside panel and matted with Early Espresso cardstock before being adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope front and envelope flap are decorated with the pine tree image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set to finish off the card.

I love to ink blend and I was thrilled to give this a try! I love the look! How about you?

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion ends on September 30, 2022.

Click on the image below to view all of the details, including order numbers.

From now through September 30, you can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Week 4 of Stampin’ Up! September Weekly Deals!

This is the last week for September Weekly Deals! Stampin’ Up! has been offering select discounted products for every week in September. Be sure to check them out! This promotion ends September 28.

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store.

Ready to see what this week’s deals are? Click the icon below to visit my online store.

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Products used to create this card are included below along with links to each product which will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Best Witches Halloween Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! Our theme this month is “Halloween Fun”. We can interpret this theme any way that we want. Our Krew has lots of talented team members participating this month so be sure to check out their Hop posts! You can find navigation links further down on this page.

I really miss when my sons were younger! They would get so excited to get dressed up in their costumes for Halloween and they were so cute! For our hop today I used the Best Witches Stamp Set (love the play on words!), the Layering Circles Dies, the Basic Borders Dies, and the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.

I started off by stamping the witch and frog in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The sentiment was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. The image of the witch was colored in using Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Highland Heather, and Parakeet Party. Our witch is a redhead, and I even gave her a little eye shadow and eyelashes! She’s striking a pose after all! The cute little frog was colored in using Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. I love the look on the frog’s face…comical!

The witch was cut out using a circle die from the Layering Circles Dies. The frog was fussy cut, and I used my paper trimmer to trim the sentiment to approximately 2-3/8″ x 1″.

While I had my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine out, I used the zigzag die from the Basic Borders Dies to die cut the edge of a Soft Suede panel measuring approximately 4-1/4″ x 4″. Once this panel was die cut, I ran the panel through my machine again using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. This panel was then adhered to a Parakeet Party card base towards the top of the card, and I left a 1/8″ reveal on the top, left and right.

The stamped circle of the witch was centered over the embossed panel on the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The frog was adhered to the lower right of the circle.

The sentiment label was adhered to a Gorgeous Grape mat, then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label was placed below the circle panel and overlaps the edge of the embossed panel.

I wrapped a length of Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon around the card base vertically and tied a knot. I then used two additional lengths of ribbon to tie a double bow then tied the bow to the single length of ribbon. The dark shade of a Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blend was used to color in 5 Rhinestone Basic Jewels, then the rhinestones were adhered to the card front. One was placed on the sentiment label and the other 4 jewels circle the witch’s head.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel . The frog was stamped in the lower right corner of this panel and colored in using Stampin’ Blends. Stars in Daffodil Delight were stamped around the frogs head. The frog also decorates the front of the envelope and stars were stamped across the envelope flap.

This completes my card for today. I had so much fun playing with this stamp set. The images are adorable!

Don’t forget to hop on over to Mary Deatherage’s blog by clicking on the Next button below or click on the Previous button to hop back to Tara Carpenter’s blog. You can also click on any of the links in the list below to jump around…but be sure to visit each blog…you won’t want to miss all of the fabulous creations!

Here is a list of Blog Hop participants. Click on any name to visit that team member’s blog.

  1. Tara Carpenter
  2. Carol Buckalew (This is me!)
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic
  5. Jillian Good
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Amy Koenders

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

To view, download or print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below. The project sheet includes all cutting dimensions, instructions and materials used.

Week 2 of Stampin’ Up! September Weekly Deals!

For the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering weekly deals. Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Have you taken a look at this week’s deals yet? Check them out!

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store beginning 1 September.

Here are this week’s deals:

Each week’s deals end at:

Week 1: 1−7 September – Ended

Week 2: 8−14 September – Phone: Wednesday, 14 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 14 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 3: 15−21 September – Phone: Wednesday, 21 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 21 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 4: 22−28 September – Phone: Wednesday, 28 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 28 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Ready to see what this week’s deal is? Click the icon below to visit the online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links to each item that will take you to my online store.
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