Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Gather Together Clean & Simple Fall Card

 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 clean & simple Fall challenge for you to play along with.  I created a card using the Gather Together Bundle that is a returning favorite from last years Holiday Catalog, and is currently in the August-December Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at the card that I created.  

Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

Here's the challenge image that inspired my card today.  You can click on the image below to go to the Spot and check out what the other design team members created and play along with us this week.  

I started out my card with a Thick Whisper White Card base cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it in half at 5 1/2" to make a top folding card.  After deciding on which stamp set and colors I was going to use I started in creating my project.  I cut a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock and stamped the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Versamark Ink around the card in one layer.  To this I added some Perfect Pearls (something that must crafters have in their stash) in Gold.  

Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

I brushed the excess away and stamped the large leaf again around the card filling up any areas that was open.  I then applied Perfect Pearls again but in the color Perfect Pearls.  If you are unfamiliar with Perfect Pearls it's a pearlized powder that can be added to a sticky ink or adding to projects to give a shine.  You could also heat emboss the leaves in the background with just Versamark and metallic Embossing Powders.  

Next I did a little die cutting with the leaf dies from the set.  I love this set of dies because you get four different types of leaves.  The small ones not only cut out the leaves but they emboss the vines on the inside as well.  I cut the three small leaves from scraps of Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, and Mossy Meadow cardstocks.  I then die cut the large leaf from Whisper White Cardstock and stamped my sentiment in Merry Merlot Ink.  I placed this on my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I placed the small leaves behind the larger ones with Stampin' Seal.  
Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

To finish off my card I added a few of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots around the leaves.  This was to add more gold to the card and to draw your attention to the sentiment.  Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Out with the Old and In with the New!

New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  

If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.  As a bonus for ordering during the month of October you will also get the Coming Home Tutorial Bundle as well.  

The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  

Ordering Special: 

I have a must have Ordering Special for you this week.  You can order my Adhesive Bundle this week to stay stocked up on your favorite adhesives.  There's nothing worse then running out of your favorite adhesives in the middle of a project.   My Adhesive Bundle contains all the adhesives you will need in the month.  With the Holidays coming up we use more of our favorite adhesives than normal so this is a great way for you to stock up.  And it even comes tied with a bow and cute little tag which makes it perfect for gifts as well.  
Included in the Bundle is a Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Seal Refill, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, and a Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Order my Adhesive Bundle for only $41.00 which includes all shipping and taxes 

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