Wednesday, February 8, 2023


I have another card for you today that uses the In the Country Stamp Set.  This card also shows another application of the Smooshing Technique.  I used this technique on Monday's card with the Meadow Stamp, but if you compare the two cards you will see just how versatile this Technique can be.

The Smooshing background for today's card was made with Pool Party, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake.  I love how the colors blended into each other, and think it makes a pretty background, for the ancient building.  If you missed the Smooshing Video, be sure to check it out.

This card is actually amazingly simple because once you complete your technique portion for the background, all you need to do is stamp the old building with Black Memento ink.  

Using a Stamparatus is recommended as you may need to stamp it more than once to get the image nice and black.

After you complete your focal point image, all that is left is layering it on cardstock colors of your choice.  I used the same three colors as I used for the Technique.

A simple thank you sentiment from Happy Labels, die cut with a Stylish Shapes Circle die was added to the lower right corner after Linen Thread was wrapped around the image assembly and tied in a bow.

The card front was embossed with the Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder which is a good complement to the ancient building.  I sponged a little Crumb Cake ink around the edges to make it look aged.  The completed focal point was then added to the card front with dimensionals.

The only decoration on the inside was the colored mats.  I used the same Pool Party and Cajun Craze colors as were used for the front focal point.  This provides plenty of room for my thank you message.

I mentioned on Monday that this stamp set was not one of my favorite Sale-A-Bration choices, but I decided to give it a try.  After all, it was FREE!  So far, what do you think of the cards I've shared this week with the In the Country Stamp Set.  Am I winning you over?  If I haven't convinced you just yet, come back on Friday to see one more card.  It just may be my favorite!

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Shown below is a list of the products I used for today's card.

Product List

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