Stampin’ Up! – Outdoor Adventure

I’m laying in bed this evening, listening to the rain tonight writing this post and I’ve got to tell you I’m a little worried. It’s ‘mummy’ worry.

You see tomorrow my 12 year old son is off for his first Scout hike. It’s the ‘fully fledged’ type of hike where they carry everything on their backs in backpacks, eat dried crackers for lunch and sleep in tents. Even if it’s 3 degrees and raining like made (which it currently is – like A LOT).

Oh yes my card making friends, I know it will be great for him and all that….. But the mother in me would much prefer him to be  crawled up in his own bed – just like he is right now. Is that so wrong?

Stampin' Up! - Outdoor Adventure - Carolyn Bennie - Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

We as a family actually love camping. Mostly in our caravan but the boys are all into Joey’s, Cubs and Scouts and have camped many times. Just usually a little bit more ‘glamping’ then the hiking in our current winter weather might present itself.

Certainly not like today’s handmade card which looks like the perfect weather to be camping in. Not a cloud in the sky. Perhaps the weather tomorrow might look like this… a girl can hope right?

A little bit about this card. I’m designing for the Addicted to CAS Design team today and the code word is Silhouette. I straight away thought of the Always an Adventure Bundle and mostly as it turn out the Framelit Dies Outdoor Adventures.

ATCAS - code word silhouette

This card is super simple. All I’ve done is cut out the Basic Black background die to get our silhouette and the tent in Daffodil Delight with a little highlighting on the tent edges in Tangerine Tango. A few White Gel pen star dots and a little White Embossing powder for the sentiment. Easy.

Gosh you could make a TONE of these cards and they would be perfect for men’s and teenage boys birthday cards. Just change the sentiment to suit.

While I was making this one I really wanted to see what it would look like with a few more bells and whistles. So I got to playing and created this….

Stampin' Up! - Outdoor Adventure - Carolyn Bennie - Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Here I’ve used my new Sponge Brayer to add more colours to the background. I’ve also added the little fire that comes with the Dies. I’ve even been able to get the smoke happening as we’ll by using my Sponge Dauber and some White Craft Ink.

Stampin' Up! - Outdoor Adventure - Carolyn Bennie - Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

So simple or a little bit more fancy. Call to action:

  1. Which is your favourite?
  2. Which is more your style of card making?

I’d love to know what you think, so jot down a few lines in my comments and tell me your thoughts.

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Ok… I’m off to get some rest and get this boy of mine off to the Hike. Wish ME luck… he’ll be just fine. It’s ME we have to worry about. teehee.

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Carolyn Bennie - Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator -


10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! – Outdoor Adventure

  1. I have had this bundle since last June and have not even used it. I love your card and will use this bundle now! You did a great job with your sponging/brayering. I am thinking I may use the new Color Theory dsp stack for my background!

  2. Two really beautiful cards, Carolyn! Your skies are so pretty, and I love how you created the smoke coming from your camp fire on the 2nd one…Very clever!
    As a mom, I know it’s hard to let go of our kids…especially when they’re going into the mountains, in the rain! Hang in there, sweetie…he’ll probably have a blast 🙂

    1. He totally was fine Barb – I’m not sure he totally enjoyed walking in the rain but he survived to tell the story. Thanks so much for your comments. xxx C

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