Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wide Open Spaces

I made another masculine card using stamps from retired Stampin' Up! "Wide Open Spaces".  This set is still auctioning at my Ebay Store now if you interested.  It's a great set for making cards for guys who don't hunt, or the nature lover in your life.  I previously made a Desert Card and a Mountain Card with it, and today I am showing the Pines and Cloud image.

My layout is from a card Debbie Olson created.  I actually have the same PTI set that Debbie used in her card, and I wanted to do an exact replica of her card, but I didn't have a Copic Airbrush System, so I gave that idea up.  Instead I picked a paper that looked like it had an interesting sky background and went with that.  Why I switched stamp sets, I have no idea.  I made this card so long ago, I don't remember!  :)

The paper is from two fall paper pads:  "The Pumpkin Patch", and Basic Grey "Indian Summer" paper pad.  I also used black card stock for matting.

The sentiment is from PTI "Through the Trees", and hemp was used for embellishment.

Despite the layering, it was a very simple card to make.  The images were just stamped onto the designer paper….no coloring involved.  That is the nice thing about this set.  The images are not solid images and  have a lot of detail to them;  you could add some color if you want to, but you don't need to.

On a side note, I finally opened up an Etsy Store!  I have had people ask me for years if I sold my cards.  I did sell them at a local shop for awhile, but when I started working full time I couldn't keep up with the demand.  Now I'm not working, but I do a card ministry at my church, so all my cards usually get used as fast as I can make them.  However, I was thinking that the design part is always the hardest part of making the card.  So if every time I make a card for someone at church, I just make a second one to sell, maybe it will be manageable.  We'll see.  In the mean time, here is my Etsy Store if you care to look and 'favor' it.  Right now I only have used retired Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets there, in addition to the ones I have on my Blog Page and on Ebay, but I hope to have cards posted soon and maybe some other 'crafty' things!  I've also added new stamp sets to my Blog Page for those of you who have been patiently waiting.

Have a great day!  Amy


  1. Simple is best. :) Have a great weekend coming up, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. Oh wow, this is so beautiful !

  3. This is gorgeous! Love the paper you chose for your background. Looks so much like a sunset! I am loving this stamp set and all the cards you created with it.


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