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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Hills of Tuscany, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun card to share with you using the "Hills of Tuscany" set. I hear the word Tuscany and I think of the move "Under the Tuscan Sun."  Wonderful movie. Anyway, I found this card on the net. There's a video and you can follow it. I thought it started out making the card with the circle but it was making one using the arched die cut piece. So I ended up just cutting a circle on mine. It's okay, I still like it. You can see the video here.  Please read on to see how the card is made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Old Olive card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of Basic White card stock. One was taped to the inside and the other was textured using the "Exposed Brick" embossing folder. I glued that to the front of the card. 

A 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Flowering Zinnias" 12" x 12" package. I glued that to the front left side of the card. 

Now came the fun stamping. First the sky went in using Balmy Blue ink. Then the house in Copper Clay with a Pebble Path roof. The grassy area was stamped using Old Olive, Mine was stamped more times than in the video only because I couldn't get my white open areas inked. But it's still pretty. The water was added next using Lost Lagoon ink. I was following along as the lady was teaching it and she said she used the Lost Lagoon stamped off before stamping it on the front of the card. I just never learn to watch the video first, I just jump in and play along. We all make mistakes but it still turned out nice and with the way I did mine the water doesn't show much. The trees were added next using Mossy Meadow ink and lastly was the sun which was stamped using Crushed Curry.

I used the 5th smallest circle in the "Deckled Circles" die set.  Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Hills of Tuscany" set and were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I cut them using the die from the ""Stylish Shapes" die set. A Dimensional was added to the left side and some double sided tape to the right side and it was set in place on the front of the card.  And that was it, the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I do like how it turned out. I may follow another one of her cards on the video but for now I'll just leave it here.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thinking of you card,

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