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Free Friday Tutorial Senior Years by Gillian Rouge

It's another Free Friday Tutorial and we are using the stamp set Senior Years.  It's appropriate.  My husband John turned 70 on the 18th.  Let me say I am younger than him and we'll stop at that!  The tutorial today is by Gillian Rouge.

Tutorial Medley for August Senior Years by Gillian Rouge

I have to say that I love this card.  I haven't bought the stamp set yet, but I just might!

If you want all the details for this card, here you go.


Stamp Sets: Senior Years (152630)

Cardstock: Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White 100730, Basic Black (121045)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Versamark Pad (102283)

Stampin’ Blends: Cinnamon Cider (153105), Crumb Cake (154882), Daffodil Delight (154883), Just Jade (153107), Petal Pink (154893), Pool Party (144605), Smoky Slate (145058), Soft Suede (154906), Color Lifter (144608)

Tools & Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), 2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots (152480), Heat Tool (129053), white gel pen (optional)

Designer Series Paper: 2020–2022 In Color 6" X 6" (153070)



Crumb Cake card base: 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”

Crumb Cake: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”

Whisper White: 1 3/4” x 3 1/8” (cut two using Stitched Rectangle Dies):

Whisper White: 4” x 5 1/4”

Basic Black scraps for sentiment

Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2” x 1 3/8” (cut two using Stitched Rectangle Dies)



Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the man and woman onto the die-cut Whisper White rectangles and on the bottom of the larger Whisper White piece for the inside of the card (see photo below.) Stamp the inside sentiment also. Color the images in with Stampin’ Blends. For the shadow/background around the images, use the Pool Party Light Stampin’ Blend, then fade out the edges using the Color Lifter.

Emboss the Crumb Cake panel with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and attach to the front of the card base with Dimensionals.

Attach the two DSP panels to the card front with Dimensionals.

Attach the two Whisper White Panels to the card front with Dimensionals, being careful to avoid the areas where they will overlap the DSP.

Use scraps of Basic Black to stamp and heat emboss the sentiment several times, and cut apart as shown on card. For the ‘ITS UPS…’, mask off the ‘AND DOWNS’ when inking up with Versamark, and add the three dots with a white gel pen.

Attach the sentiment pieces to the card front with Dimensionals.

Attach the large Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

Add embellishments to the card front as desired.

If you want to download the tutorial Download Senior Years Tutorial August 2020 (1)

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