Friday, August 6, 2021

Fall Days Are Coming August 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog; today is the first Friday of the month and it's the Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This month the hop theme was Fall Days Are Coming and I am sure that you will be inspired by what the others on the hop have created with some beautiful Fall themed products.  

For my project this month I picked to work with some of the products from the NEW Harvest Meadows Suite Collection.  I also threw in a little of the Linen Speciality Paper As well for a little extra texture and fun.  Here's a look at my project.  

Fall Days Are Coming - August 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop- Nature's Harvest Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

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I started out by cutting a piece of the Harvest Meadows Designer Series Paper down and placed it on my Thick Basic White Cards base.  Next I cut down a piece of the Cork Speciality Paper (part of the Harvest Meadows Suite Collection) and then cut out a frame using my Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I attached the frame to the card base with a little Multipurposed Liquid Glue.  I can tell you that the Cork Speciality Paper with expand and contract when cutting so be aware of that.  I mean it is cork after all.  But man does it give a beautiful effect on a project.  

Fall Days Are Coming - August 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop- Nature's Harvest Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

Next I took a piece of the Linen Speciality Paper and stamped the floral image from the Nature's Harvest Stamp Set in Cinnamon Cider Ink and used the matching Harvest Dies to cut it out.  I decided that I needed a little more color on the project so I used the left over Linen Speciality Paper and did a little ink blending with my Blending Brushes and Cinnamon Cider, Calypso Coral, Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, and Soft Succulent Ink Pads.  The texture of the Linen Paper took the ink blending beautifully and created a fabulous effect.  I loved how it turned out.  Almost to the point I didn't want to do anything else with the ink blended Linen Paper.  

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You can create texture for your projects with the Linen Specialty Paper. Stamp on it to create textured images or use it alone as a background or accent like I did today. The neutral color makes it easy to customize with stamping, sponging, or ink blending.  I will tell you that this paper is adhesive backed  has a wax type release paper on the back.  That was the hardest part about die cutting it.  The release paper released sooner than I wanted it to.  Once the backing is removed it also has a little bit of a translucent effect to the paper.   But, it's not bad at all, and if anything added to the luminance of the ink blending.  

Fall Days Are Coming - August 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop- Nature's Harvest Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

I used the ink blended paper to create some colorful die cuts of the other floral images in the Harvest Meadow Die Set.  I attached them all right to the card base and cork frame without a problem.  I then added the stamped image on top and made a bow from the 3/8" Diamond Weave Ribbon (also part of the Harvest Meadows Suite Collection) and attached it with a Mini Glue Dot.  I finished off my card with a sentiment strip that I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider Ink and punched one end with the Treasured Tag Pick a Punch before adding it to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.  To complete my card I added a few of the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots in the Bronze color.  
I hope that you have a great time hopping along with us this month.  


Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day and a wonderful week.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the link in the Stampin' Up! shopping list below.  If your order is over $50 (before shipping and taxes) and you use the host code this month I will send you a little gift as a thank you.  You can always find the latest host code in the side bar to the right on my blog.  Click here to shop with the August 2021 Host Code.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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  1. Those colourful die cuts give this a real wow

  2. Thank you for your suggestions about using the Linen paper. The result is wonderful. Lx


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