Morning, all! I hope your weekends were fabulous!

Small Mannie Update

Before I get to the card, I just wanted to give a short update on Mannie. I think he’s fully recovered. Yay! We have a follow-up appointment with the vet tonight. Hopefully he’ll get the “all clear.”

On to the card

I’ve done a couple scrapbook pages with a rolling-hills-flower scene on them and thought a card would be fun, too! Most of the time I pick a paper collection and just stick with paper from it because it’s easier than picking and choosing from multiple paper packs or pads. But this time I wanted green-ish hills and a blue-ish shy. I ended up picking papers from three different 6×6 pads! Crazy!

I used Crate Paper’s Emma’s Shoppe, My Mind’s Eye’s Stella Rose Hattie, and Cosmo Cricket’s Social Club (which I need to use more–this was the first time I broke it out). Patterns from the three collections seemed to work really well together, right? :)

What to do when you don’t have the right paper color

Since the red-rust color was an ink from Colorbox, I didn’t have the right cardstock that matched. In order to get around that dilemma I pressed the ink pad on white paper. Because I planned to emboss over it, I heat set the newly colored cardstock and made sure I ran a fabric dryer sheet over it before I stamped with VersaMark. I wasn’t sure if it would still work, but thankfully it did. :)

Anyhow, onto the card and video!


Solid Card Stock: Kraft (Stampin’ Up!); white (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Social Club 6×6 pad (Cosmo Cricket); Emma’s Shoppe 6×6 pad (Crate Paper); Hattie Stella & Rose 6×6 pad (My Mind’s Eye)
Flower Stamps: Blossom Sentiments (Hampton Art)
Thanks Stamp: Thank You Sayings (Hero Arts)
Ink: Nightfall Chalk Inks (Colorbox); VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: White Zing (American Crafts)
White Pen: Signo Broad (Uni-Ball)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube