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Inspire.Create.Challenge #019

June 1st can’t get here fast enough! The new annual catalog will be going live! It is an amazing catalog that I feel like has something for everyone. I wanted to share another sneak peek of a stamp set that I love.

Today’s challenge is the new In-Colors! I only used two of them this time but I love all 5 of them! If you have ordered the new colors already come join in on the fun over at Inspire.Create.Challege blog. Click the image below to go to the blog post.


I created a masculine card using Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel! I think both colors are great basic blue and green. I was experimenting with the colors and came up with this background that reminded me of a landscape.

I used shimmer white card stock. I then took the Clear H Block and inked it up with the Call Me Clover and spritzed with rubbing alcohol. I spritzed it only twice, I didn’t want it to runny. Then I squished it onto the paper. I had the piercing mat underneath the paper for a little give. I pulled it straight up and got some amazing texture.

So I did the same with the Blueberry Bushel. I think I spritzed it the same but more got onto the block. I lined it up with the Call Me Clover and squished down and picked it straight up. It reminds me of clouds!

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Since it reminded me of a landscape I added just the one tall tree from the new stamp set Rooted in Nature. The stamp set is like an updated Lovely as a Tree. It has dies that coordinate. I stamped it with Memento then went over it with VersaMark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Then I decided I wanted it to look like framed art. I took a piece of Basic Black card stock and cut it 1/4″ larger than my image. I then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the inside of the frame out. Our Stampin’ Trimmer has measurements on the arm which makes this easy! I went in 1/4″ then cut up to the 1/4″ from the other end. I did this all 4 sides. I then thought the frame would look better with rounded corners. So I used the new Detailed Trio punch which has a corner rounder to it. I love this new punch!

I wanted the frame to be shiny so I used the Fine Tip Glue pen over the whole thing and set to the side to dry.

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I then worked on what card base I wanted. I didn’t know if I wanted just Whisper White or one of the In-Colors. I ended up liking the Blueberry Bushel as my card base. I then layered on a piece of Whisper White. Next I layered on a piece of the Wood Textures designer series paper. I’m so glad Stampin’ Up! decided to keep it around for this annual catalog!


I finished up the putting the landscape framed art together once the frame was dry. I glue the landscape to the frame and used a piece of Whisper White behind that just to make sure it stayed together. I then added a bunch of Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and layered it onto my card.

Last was the sentiment. I didn’t want anything to big to over power the image. So I used this sentiment that’s also in the Rooted in Nature. I stamped it in Basic Black on Whisper White and I just cut it apart. I layered it on the card with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side and a glue dot on the right since the frame was up a little higher.


I am so happy with how it turned out. There were times I didn’t know if it would end up as I was picturing. I think it is a great masculine card but of course could be used for anyone that needs a pick me up!

Be Strong

Be Happy

Be You

Those are great words to live by! Sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. Take time for you today!


The supplies I used to create this card are listed below including the new products. The new products will be available June 1st! If you have any questions please use the contact me button to email me. I’m here to help!

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If you order use my monthly Hostess Code so I can send you a thank you gift. If your order is over $150 please don’t use the code, so you can get the Stampin’ Rewards. Hostess Code: DFDDQN2E I will still send you a thank you gift! If you would like a catalog, live in the US and, don’t already have a demonstrator please contact me and I will send you one!

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Have a great Wednesday!

Keep Stampin’

Britney Vanderlaan

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