> Peaceful Boughs for The Spot Challenge #120 - Rick Adkins

Peaceful Boughs for The Spot Challenge #120

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's Creative Challenge over at The Spot!  This week we have a fun festive challenge for you.  This week's challenge is a Christmas in July Challenge.  Share your Christmas themed projects with us this week.  I used the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog along with the matching Beautiful Boughs Dies.  Here's a look at my card.  

Tips & Tricks: 

My card is a relatively easy one to make I know your all shocked.  I started off my picking the stamp set that I wanted to use.  I could have shared one of the new sets coming out in the August-December Mini Catalog but I felt with so many wonderful Christmas sets in the Annual Catalog that they needed a little love too.  Plus I never got a chance to use this set last year and I wanted to give it a go and see what it could do.  So, once the stamp set was picked I knew I would probably be using the matching dies as well.  And, of course I did and they actually played a big part in my card design.  


After picking the stamp set and dies it was a matter of picking the colors to use.  So I went with Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, and Whisper White for the colors of my card.  These colors together have a wonderful festive feel to them.  So I thought they would be perfect for my card.  


Once the colors were picked I started to work.  I used the Woodland Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock (4 x 5 1/4) and placed it onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (4 1/8 x 5 3/8).  I then cut a piece of the Real Red Designer Series Paper from the Regals Designer Series Paper Collection to 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" and placed it onto a Pear Pizzazz mat that was cut at 2 1/2 x 5 1/4.  All of which got attached to my Pear Pizzazz card base (4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2").  


Once I had all my base pieces in place it was time to work on the sentiment and focal images.  I choose to feature the pine bough and pine cones as the main focal image of my card but I didn't want them to be in just one color.  Since the die only cuts out one large piece I cut it out twice.  I cut it once from a scrap of Soft Suede Cardstock and once from some Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and performed a little surgery.  I cut off all the pine needles from the Pear Pizzazz die cut and glued them to the Soft Suede piece.  This did take a little bit of time since some of the needles are individual or very small piece.  But, I think it worked out great in the end.  Once I had them all attached I added this to my card front with a little liquid glue.  I place a clear block on it to hold it in place and add a little weight while I did my stamping.  

 
I stamped the two different pine cones from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set in Soft Suede Classic Ink onto some Whisper White Cardstock and used the matching dies to cut them out.  I placed each one onto the branch with a Stampin' Dimensional behind so that I had a little more dimension.  I then started working on my greeting.  I decided that I needed to add a little more Real Red to my card so I stamped the greeting in Real Red Classic Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with one of the beautiful dies from the Beautiful Boughs Dies.  I added the sentiment to the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  

This Week's Inspiration: 


You can see the inspiration image for this weeks challenge above.  I have also linked the image to this weeks challenge post.  You can also play along or check out what projects the design team members designed for this week's challenge by clicking here.  

Project Recipe: 

I have created the graphic below that showcases all the key items that I used to create today's card.  You can find all my project recipes that have been pinned to my Recipe Board by clicking here.  


Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day and that you will take a little time and play along with us this week.  If you need any of the supplies that I have shared today you can pick them all up in my online store by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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If you place any size order with me during the month of July, you will receive the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle has ten project tutorials that feature our favorite new products from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


Don't forget about Bonus Days are going on now!  You get reward for shopping now with every $50 qualifying order. and you get to spend the $5.00 coupon codes when you shop in August.  

Join me on Tuesday July 21th for a fun crafting night together.  Bring a Stampin' Up! Kit and let's beat the summer heat with a little indoor crafting in my Zoom Craftroom.  

If you enjoy card making and love to play games I have a fun event for you coming up in August.  I always loved playing Bingo as a kid, and even as an adult.  This is a card class but we will be playing a few games of Bingo for fun as well.  You can find out all about my Online Stampin' Bingo and Card Class along with Register by July 31, 2020 by clicking here.  

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Much Love,
Rick