Wednesday, November 30, 2022


My thank you card today again uses this week's featured bundle -- Grassy Grove.  I had played with this bundle a little prior to this week, but this week I spent more time exploring the possibilities of what can be done with this set.  I really wanted to try to make a card without using the large grove die that seems to be the star of the show in this bundle.

Today's card is relatively simple.  Sometimes (if I'm honest - most times) I have trouble with "simple" cards.  I always want to add more and more, but today I purposely did my best to keep it simple.  For today's card I created a mountainside scene featuring Momma Deer and her baby.   Creating nature scenes is one of my favorite things to do, and I really like how this turned out.

I first die cut Basic White cardstock with the largest circle die from Layering Circles Dies.  Next, I stamped the large Bushy Knoll Stamp on the circle twice with Evening Evergreen Ink to create a mountain side.  Then I stamped the double Pine Trees twice with Evening Evergreen ink leaving enough space for the two deer between them.


I created a mask for the knoll using the coordinating knoll border die from Grove Dies.  With the knoll masked I used my Blending Brushes to add some So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party ink to color the sky.

The two deer were not stamped, but rather were die cut using two of the dies from Grove Dies.  The Momma deer was die cut from Soft Suede and her baby from Sahara Sand cardstock.  I used sponge daubers to add a little Soft Suede shading on both deer.  I used a White Gel Pen (non Stampin' Up!) to create some highlights in their ears, under their tails and to add some spots on the baby's back.  (Hint: If you don't have a white gel pen, you can also use White Craft ink and a Blender Pen.)  Momma was adhered directly to the circle and her baby was adhered with dimensionals.

The completed circle was backed with a die cut scalloped circle from Evening Evergreen.  Before adhering it to the card front, I stamped some pine trees on the Sahara Sand card front mat and then embossed it with the Timber 3D embossing Folder.

The Thank You sentiment is from the Grassy Grove Stamp set, and after stamping it with Evening Evergreen on Basic White, I die cut it with a die from my favorite Stylish Shapes Dies.  I trimmed the right edge and adhered the sentiment to the card front with dimensionals.

All images decorating the inside of the card were stamped with Evening Evergreen ink.

If you would like a tutorial with cutting dimensions and detailed step-by-step directions to create this card you can download a copy by using this link.

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  1. I saw your card on Pinterest today 5/14/23. Fantastic card, I appreciate the details you provided on how you created your artwork. Thank you so much for providing another way to use this incredible stamp set. Kind Regards, Judy

  2. Love your card! It is different than so many of the others. Thank you so much. And thank you for the instructions to make it. Hope I can make it as well as you did.