Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Wetlands - when you need a card in a hurry!

Hello again.  Two questions for you today:
  • Do you struggle with men's cards? 
  • Do you leave things until the last minute? 
For me, the answer, unfortunately to both questions is a big YES!!

I had the daft idea this morning that I would do a bit of a tidy up in my craft room - before I knew it it was lunchtime and then I remembered I needed to post a card to my friend's husband today because it is his birthday tomorrow!

I stood gazing at my shelf full of stamps and for some reason (call it divine intervention if you like), a stamp set called Wetlands caught my eye.  When I first saw this set I really liked it but for some reason I have never used it.


Trying to think manly thoughts, I grabbed some card stock and made a card blank in Soft  Suede along with a top layer in Sahara Sand.


A quick stamp of the birds and a message (from Crazy About You) using Staz On ink and I was almost there.


I reached for my one of my favourite sets - Gorgeous Grunge and used this with some Sahara Sand ink to provide something to 'ground' the birds and then I smooched around a bit (technical term) with a water brush to give some depth.  This stamp is brilliant as it gives you a good suggestion of where to add shade with the clever use of black lines below the birds.



Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Made by Susan Merrey Craftyduckydoodah Wetlands Gorgeous Grunge Crazy About You


At this point, I thought it looked a little plain so I reached for my scoreboard and embossed two lines on each side of the message, added a metallic button and some linen thread and I was almost there.   A stamp with Gorgeous Grunge and the birds (stamped off) on the inside: 


Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Made by Susan Merrey Craftyduckydoodah Wetlands Gorgeous Grunge Crazy About You

And across the bottom of the envelope and I was finished - phew!

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Made by Susan Merrey Craftyduckydoodah Wetlands Gorgeous Grunge Crazy About You

I did make it to the Post Office in time, so fingers crossed it will arrive tomorrow!


I really enjoyed using this stamp set, so much so that when I got back from the Post Office I made another card which I will share with you in my next post!

Details of products used can be found below.  Thanks for looking at my blog, don't forget to check out the updated Weekly Deals!

Susan xx



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