The Path – Tutorial #483


Hi There,

Well I am back from Las Vegas, NV and from San Antonio, TX.   Back to back trips.  Had a super fabulous time in both locations but rather glad to be home to re-energize and to stamp and create new projects for you to view here on my blog.   Bet you thought I fell off of the plant since it has been over a week since my last post.   I’ll post some trip pictures in travel pics page here as soon as I have some time to edit them.  But for now, here is a new tutorial for you to try out.  This scene is created on a piece of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper from the “Well Worn Paper Pack”, item number 122359.   Love this paper pack.

A little announcement before we get started on today’s tutorial, tomorrow starts the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration sales period that runs from January 24 – March 31, 2012. During this sales period you will receive your choice of a free stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog for every $50 in product you order.   I’ll post a link tomorrow to the Sale-a-bration catalog when it is released.   So stay tuned!  You won’t want to miss out on the sale-a-bration sets, paper and embellishments.

Also starting tomorrow January 24, 2012 I will be starting a new program of my own for my Stampin’ Up! Customers. Check it out!  Along with a thank you card from me for your order you will receive a token for each $50 in product you order using me as your demonstrator.  After you have collected 10 tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $39 or less.   Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up:   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.   My free stamp set program will be an on going program.  🙂

So, be sure to save your order and place it after today so you can take advanced of both Sale-a-bration and my new free stamp set program.  🙂

Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Thoughts & Prayers and Just Believe sets

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Cajun Craze card stock and Stampin’ Up! Well Worn Designer Series Paper

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Sponges,  White Gel Pen, Brayer, White Ribbon, Old Olive Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Post it notes

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Started with a 3″ x 7″ piece of Well Worn Designer Series Paper, item number 122359.


Added torn post it notes to mask for the hill and path.

Sponged Cajun Craze in the hill.


Sponged Chocolate Chip ink at the top of the hill and along the edge of the path.

Removed the post it note masks and drew a fine line across the top of the path using a Chocolate Chip marker.

Masked along the top of the hill using a post it note and then stamped the tree from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, item number 113252, using Basic Black ink.

Removed the mask and stamp the flowers from the Just Believe set, item number 116948, using Basic Black ink.

Added a dot of Old Olive Marker to each leaf on the tree.

Brayered Soft Suede ink on the top and bottom of the card stock.


Added White Gel pen to the flowers.  Now that makes them pop!

Added the following Basic Black and Cajun Craze card stock panels.

Added Whisper White Ribbon, item number 109025 and then popped my main image panels up using Stampin’ Dimensionals, item number 104430.

Here is the finished card measuring 8.5″ x 4″.

May the path you take today bring you to a very special place.

Until my next post. . . . .  . . .


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14 responses to “The Path – Tutorial #483

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the look of the DSP. Thanks so much for sharing your fabluous creations with us.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Michelle. beautiful to start with the fabulous paper. And a great result.
    Lovely greet

  3. Glad you had good trips. What a neat way to use the designer paper, great card.

  4. What an awesome scene.

  5. I really like how you used the designer paper on this one. Beautiful card!!! I really need to keep this technique in mind when I look at my stash of designer paper that I keep asking myself why I bought in the first place! LOL! I’m just not good as using patterned paper so mine just sits there not being used at all. Now I’ll have to see if any of it would lend itself to something like this.

  6. You were missed, and this lovely card was worth the wait! What a great idea! I never would have thought to use the designer paper as background scenery. As always you inspire me to look at my crafting in a new, creative way! Thanks!

  7. Oh, I really love this one! Love the colors and the background paper you used. I’m marking this one to save for an idea!

  8. VERY cute card, Michelle….I love the idea of doing the project on the Well Worn DSP instead of white cardstock, adds so much warmth and interest with minimal effort! So glad that I ran into you at Leadership in San Antonio and even more so that you still had swap cards available! I get so focused on the cards being swapped that sometimes I forget to look at the faces….thankfully your card style was easily recognized so I figured it out before too late to say hi and thanks for swapping!

  9. Really, really stunning – like frameable good! 🙂 Love the damask in the background…perfect!

  10. Nice!! I really like this, especially the paper and your use of it. thx!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! I have heard of your techniques but hadn’t checked out your blog til today – so glad I saw a link and clicked it. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorials.

  12. Beautiful scene & great use of paper