Whoa – it’s Oct 1! Oh my how the time has flown…. less than 90 days before Christmas. I’m stunned… and it’s chilly outside. It got down to 45 last night – definite sweater weather. Which b rings me to today’s card – a campsite, maybe fall, maybe winter with some snow. I love the scene! Today’s card is about being in the present, the now. The stamp is called Reflected in Nature. I’ve done it in two tones: Night of Navy and Balmy Blue.

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My Night of Navy is very inky and I had to play with this a bit to get it as I wanted. The picture itself is quite nice and I wanted to be able to see it readily.. inked full strength it was too heavy. This is a single stamp, so in order to do the upper in one color and the lower in another, it was necessary to use a post-it note to cover one side to ink, remove the note then stamp, and follow the same procedure on the other side. This is best done with the Stamparatus. With the stamp in place it is easy to re-stamp if necessary and it’s on a Very Vanilla panel. You can see the background on the card has gone through an embossing folder – Timber 3D to be exact – perfect for the stamp. And that’s Balmy Blue card stock layered on a panel of Night of Navy. And I fussy cut around the inked picture, layered it on a strip of Night of Navy that I had torn the edges to make it look worn – to go with the natural scene. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, Reflected in Nature, and stamped in Night of Navy ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I die cut it with a label die from Harvest Dies. It was added to the card front with dimensionals. Did I mention the cabin stamp is also on dimensionals? I added three Holiday Rhinestone Jewels in navy.

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On the inside Very Vanilla panel I stamped the sentiment – again from Reflected in Nature in Balmy Blue ink, then added the bird stamp in Night of Navy ink. It is really soaring! It is layered on a Night of Navy panel then adhered directly to the inside of the card.

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For the envelope I ran the Night of Navy piece through the Timber 3D embossing folder then adhered it to the flap and trimmed to fit. On the front I stamped another sentiment in Night of Navy ink from Reflected in Nature stamp set. And this card is ready for someone special. It’s tailored, so easily can be masculine. I’ve another one of these I’m working on, in shades of gray.

I’ll do the product list, then I want to share something special about tomorrow – World Card Making Day and what our team is doing to celebrate it :O)

Several of our team have agreed to do a facebook live of a card they are making, including me (yikes!); there will be prizes & a game or two throughout the day… 9-5 – all on facebook. Please join us as we make some cards and have some fun!  There’s a Facebook page set up to host the event. 

Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday and Join the Page. 

You will get approved, then select All Notifications so you don’t miss a thing!

World Card Making Day Inkin’ Krew FB Live Event!

2 October 2021

And below is the schedule. I can’t wait to see what everyone is doing. It’s going to be a fun day!

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share.

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