Visiting The Great Outdoors



I am going camping this weekend, or maybe I should say “glamping”, because we have a camper, so I wanted to visit “The Great Outdoors” stamp set.  All the images are great, and really evoke the outdoor feeling.


I hope this card evokes fond memories in you, as it does for me.  My hubby and I will be sitting by a fire this weekend in chairs that look like the one on the card, and I’ll be thinking, “This is the life!”

Besides The Great Outdoors”, I used the sentiment from Beauty of the Season.  I used Blendabilities (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, various Skin Tones and the Blender), sponged ink (Sahara Sand, So Saffron), and added linen thread to balance the side.


The Designer Series Paper in the backdrop is Color Me Autumn, and the card base is Blackberry Bliss.  Whisper White is used for the coloring mat, and I stamped in Memento ink, because I was using the Blendability markers.  The Dicken’s sentiment from “Beauty” is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Olive Green cardstock, and sponged in Pear Pizzaz for grungy effect.  It is die cut from the Apothecary Accents Framelits dies.

The picture below focuses in on the coloring around the objects.  It’s all about sponging and blending.  I just dabbed my Skin Tone Blendabilities here and there around the fire and chair to “ground them, and then filled in with sponging to imitate earth.


Just for fun, I added an image inside, and used the same techniques from the outside.  Blendabilities are tons of fun, and make anyone look like an artist.


Thanks for stopping by, and come back Monday for some quick and easy cards.  And be sure to check out the new holiday stamps that just became available at (click on Shop).  You can now purchase the various sets I’ve highlighted from the start of my blog.  And from now until Oct. 31, if you host a party of $300, not only will you earn the host benefits to spend on anything you want, you will also earn a free Good Greetings Stamp Set!  Just contact me if you would like to host a party, or visit for more information.



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