Wetlands is another one of those stamp sets I am in love with.  This set is perfect for masculine cards and does not retire this year.  Speaking of retiring, don’t forget to pick up your 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up Catalogue at the June Stamp Camp, or stop by and pick one up.  Remember, I don’t charge for these catalogues and they offer great ideas even if you never choose to purchase from them. 

Last month we used the acrylic blocks to color our background card stock.  This month, we are going to follow the same method, but use 2 colors and different card stock. 

Wetlands 1 This stamp set features the goose, tufts of grain, baby ducklings, and 3 messages – a thank you, birthday, and thinking of you.  All this for only $16.95!  We will be using this set again in August for another masculine card.  In this card, the images were stamped in StazOn, on the cs after the inks had dried. The scene was then layered with black and the new Hello Honey cs.  Retiring Modern Medley DSP sets the background for our scene – note the birds flying toward the sky.  The overall black and vanilla card has color only in the Baja Breeze/Wild Wasabi stamped background, and the small amount of Hello Honey cs.  The 2 yellow brads at the bottom corner of the flying birds DSP helps the eye follow the small amount of color from left to right. 

Wetlands envelopes 1As the Modern Medley DSP is almost retired, and we are looking for masculine appeal, I decided this would be a great time to use lined envelopes in the black and vanilla color scheme.  Lined envelopes make a great presentation and are so easy to create thanks to the wonderful envelope liner framelits.

This is the third card we will be making at the June Stamp Camp on June 5, 6, 7.  If you know you might be short on time, please let me know, and I will have the more time consuming parts of the cards pre-done for you.  If you can’t attend, you might consider getting the kit.  For this card, the kit would include all the DSP, card stock, yellow brads, liner and envelope, plus the duck scene would be stamped for you.  This is a great way to keep yourself in handmade cards!

Give me a call or send me an E-mail if you have any questions regarding the upcoming stamp camp or any paper-crafting concern.  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com