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Back on Your Feet

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a card that has gone in the mail to a friend.  She's not doing well and I thought it would be a good time to send her a little pick me up.  So I used the Back on Your Feet Stamp Set to create a fun little card that is sure to put a smile on her and your face.  I think that this stamp set is on that is just so funny with the puny images and great little sayings.  Here's a look at my card.  

Back on your Feet Stamp Set, Hammered Metal 3d embossing Folder, Stampin' blends, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

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O started off my card by picking the image I wanted to use which by the way wasn't very hard.  I have loved this little guy since I saw him in the catalog back last April.  So, yes it took me this long to add him to my order.  Once I knew which fun little guy I was going to use for my card it was time to get to work.  I stamped the turtle in Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.   I then colored him using my Stampin' Blends.  I used the combo packs of Mossy Meadow, and So Saffron and my Dark Soft Suede.  I colored the turtle (actually I think he's a Tortoise)  I started with the shell.  I colored the outside of the shell with Mossy Meadow dark and then die the bumps of the shell with combination of the light and dark.  Images like this are actually easy to color if you follow the shadow lines the artist put in.  I then colored bottom of the shell with So Saffron light and dark following the same rule.  I colored his skin mainly with the light mossy meadow and added in just a little dark for the shadows but not much at all.  I added a little ground for him to be on with my Soft Suede dark blend.  

Back on your Feet Stamp Set, Hammered Metal 3d embossing Folder, Stampin' blends, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then punched him out with my 2" Circle Punch.  I layered that on to a 2 1/4" So Saffron Circle.  I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and used the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing folder to add texture that was similar of the Turtle.  I added this layer to a So Saffron mat cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  This was then added to my card base which was made from a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  

Back on your Feet Stamp Set, Hammered Metal 3d embossing Folder, Stampin' blends, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Once I had all the layers put together I needed a place for my little turtle to sit, and a place for a sentiment.  So i used a one inch scrap of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.  I added this to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  To finish him off I added the turtle on the card with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.  

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Back on your Feet Stamp Set, Hammered Metal 3d embossing Folder, Stampin' blends, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have wonderful day and if you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can order them in my online store by clicking on the item in the shopping list below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



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Much Love,
Rick