Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped on over from another side, thank you for letting me share my creations today! So, let’s get started!

My Father’s Day card is featuring some oldies, but goodies, that will be retiring soon and is a fun way to use up what you have to make room for all the new products that will be available for purchase when the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live on June 4th. For the card front, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamped it with the Buffalo Check background stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink, this will be your base layer:

In addition, you will need a strip of Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut at 2” x 5 ½”, from the Balmy Blue cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets you will cut the “celebrate” and “you” out, and I chose these three shades of the “grayer” wood DSP, punching out 3 each with the Tailored Tag Punch (for a total of 9):

Using liquid glue, I adhered the wood DSP to the Blueberry Bushel cardstock strip, starting with the darkest shade in the middle and then creating a “tiled” effect. You will have two pieces of the darkest shade left, which I cut in half and used for the corners. After this has dried (just a few minutes), I used scissors to trim any excess DSP from the cardstock strip:

Adhere the check cardstock base layer to a Blueberry Bushel cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, then adhere the strip across the middle:

The “celebrate” and “you” cut outs are layered on top of each other, slightly off set, using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere together, and then I used Mini Dimensionals, that I cut in half, to a adhere on top of the “wood” strip. I decided this needed a little something more, so I used three of the True Gentleman Buttons, threaded the Linen Thread through the holes to tie into a knot, and then adhered with Glue Dots to the base layer:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the Beach Happy stamp set to stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, the palm tree is stamped in Old Olive and Sahara Sand inks, and then used sponge daubers with Sahara Sand and Balmy Blue inks to create the sand and water around the palm tree:

Isn’t this a fun and easy masculine card to make for any occasion?? If you are like me and sometimes struggle with a more “masculine” card, it can be as easy as choosing two or three colors, DSP, and a punch or two with a simple sentiment!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from the Mother’s Day Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your first and last name and a comment with #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Kim Quade  
5. Lori Mueller  
6. Gigi Melone  
7. Christina Miller  
8. Tina Wardell  
9. Danette Herera  
10. Liz Holloway  
11. Dawn Seelhoff  
12. Rachael Rife  
13. Linda Cullen

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Create a “weathered wood” background for Beach Happy!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Beach Happy stamp set with a “weathered wood” background created with the Crackle Paint background stamp, Pinewood Planks DTIEF, sponging, and some distressing. Creating this background piece was really an experiment that I’ve been wanting to try with the Crackle Paint stamp and Pinewood Planks embossing folder, I thought that combing the two would give the background just a little bit more depth than just embossing the cardstock. This was very easy to create and I thought pairing it with the Beach Happy stamp set would be perfect!

This piece is going to be the base layer for the card, which you will start with a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp the Crackle Paint stamp in Gray Granite ink:

The next step you will emboss the cardstock with the Pinewood Planks DTIEF and then sponge Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Gray Granite inks until you achieve the desired coloring:

I then used my scissors (one of the blades) to distress each side of the cardstock and then sponged more Gray Granite ink on each side:

For the palm tree image, I first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the third smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Starting at the bottom, I sponged Sahara Sand ink, then Pool Party ink, and then Balmy Blue ink. I then stamped the palm tree in Garden Green and Crumb Cake inks:

You will need the palm tree image, a 4” piece of Burlap Ribbon (I “pulled” at the ends to give it a worn look), and then stamp the sentiment in Mango Melody ink on a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock, punching out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Punch:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the Burlap Ribbon to the base layer, use a small amount of Snail in the corner to adhere the sentiment to the palm tree piece, and then use dimensionals to adhere to the base layer:

This is then adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, sponge Sahara Sand and Coastal Cabana ink in the bottom left corner (made to look like sand and water), and then stamp the palm tree in Crumb Cake and Garden Green inks:

How fun was that?? With all this crazy winter weather going on, I’m sure there is someone you could send this to and warm their heart!! Lol I left out an inside sentiment so this could be ready for any occasion!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Color me Beach Happy!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new stamp set Beach Happy! The beach really is my happy place, so another beach stamp set? Yes, please! Lol Would you believe that the coloring was done totally with Brusho?? That’s right, just mix the powders until you achieve the color you want! 

The idea for this actually came to me to create a “post card” like card. Remember back in the day when friends and family would go on vacation and they would find cute and funny post cards to send? (Think of “wish you were here”) So, I thought I would give it a try and see how it turned out! 

I first started out with a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”. The palm tree trunk is heat embossed, first stamping in VersaMark ink, then stamping in Crumb Cake ink, and Clear Embossing Powder is used. For the rest of the stamps, I heat embossed Gold Embossing Powder:

I picked up this muffin style palette a while back from one of the big box craft stores for just a couple of dollars. I like to use this when I use Brusho, whether it’s for single colors or mixing the colors. For the sand, I mixed Yellow, Gamboge, and a little bit of Brilliant Red. The chair is colored in Yellow, the bag is colored in Moss Green, and the hat and umbrella are colored in Brilliant Red, with some Yellow added to the umbrella to give kind of a “weathered” look. The sky is colored using Prussian Blue, I made sure to use it lightly by not getting too much of the ink on my Aqua Painter. To create the water, I mixed Prussian Blue and Moss Green until I achieved my desired color:

After I finished “painting” and letting the cardstock dry, I wanted to add some more depth to the card by using some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to create the “waves crashing on the shore”. The best way I have found to apply a minimal amount of embossing paste is to cut a Q-Tip in half and use the stick end. I also wanted to add some “waves” out in the water and since using the wave stamp that is in this set was not really going to work, I got out this small lined stamp from High Tide and stamped that in Whisper White Craft ink:

Once this piece is completely dried, I adhered it with a strong adhesive (the paper warps some with the heat embossing and water coloring), either Liquid Glue, Tear & Tape, or even Fast Fuse if you have some of this left, onto this design of DSP from Tranquil Textures, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. This piece is then adhered to a Tranquil Tide card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, with the sentiment from the stamp set, palm tree, and bag all heat embossed:

So, are you dreaming of the beach right now? Or maybe just somewhere warmer! Lol If you’ve thought about Brusho Crystal Colour or maybe you have it and are a little intimidated about how to use it, just experiment! This was actually my second go at this card, the first one I did not like the sky at all and so I started over! Also, having something to mix the colors in helps as well and you can control the depth of the color by how much water you add, which I just squeeze water from my Aqua Painter.

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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