Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Greatest Adventure - Stampin' Up! Picturesque

 I'm trying to get back into the groove of stamping and figured I might as well jump in and do another Testosterone Tuesday card.  Recently (before Christmas!) I've tried to make an effort to share a guy card on Tuesdays so as to not let my stash of masculine card dwindle too low.  I figure if I find it hard to do guy cards sometimes I bet other stampers do too and might enjoy getting a bit of inspiration from my efforts.

  Today I'm using 2 stamp sets from the Jan.-April mini catalog that are a bit out of my comfort zone as they are "scene" sets in which you build up scenes using the different images and die cuts.  Not my usual go to sets but I'm up for trying new things.  I also pulled my masculine colors from the Just Us Girls challenge... hey it's equal opportunity here at Did You Stamp Today, girls and boys both welcome!  The light blue and dark blue combo seemed like a good fit for the guy theme.

  This card starts with a Basic White thick card base, then a layer of Starry Sky, then a piece of Country Floral Lane DSP in a nice striped Balmy Blue pattern.  I stamped the sentiment from Greatest Journey right onto the DSP in Starry Sky ink.

  To build my scene I started with a piece of Whisper White and used the stamp with the 3 "trees" and stamped it in Starry Sky along the bottom edge of my cardstock.  Then I used the "sky" stamp and stamped off once with Balmy Blue ink then stamped my Basic White for a lighter sky.  I turned the stamp 180° and did the same thing again to extend the sky higher.  

  I filled in the trees/bushes in the foreground with full strength Balmy Blue ink and added 2 rows of mountains in the far distance with stamped off once Starry Sky ink.

  Using the Greatest Journey dies I cut 2 mountain/rock panels and layered them to look like a summit overlooking the valley and distant mountains.  I trimmed off the overhang so they lined up with the scene panel and then popped it all on the card front.

  I used the Textured Shimmer Paper in Balmy Blue to die cut the hiker and added a bit of Daffodil Delight cardstock (hopefully that doesn't disqualify me from the challenge!) to the back of the lantern so it looks like it was glowing and then popped the figure on mini dimensionals.

  I'm sure you'll be seeing these 2 stamp sets in future Testosterone Tuesday posts as there are a lot of great possibilities for guys cards combining these sets.  And I didn't even break out the coordinating Enjoy the Journey DSP yet!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Greatest Journey, Picturesque

Ink: Balmy Blue, Starry Sky

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Textured Shimmer Paper, Starry Sky, Daffodil Delight, Country Floral Lane DSP

Accessories: Greatest Journey dies, dimensionals


  1. Amanda... love the layout you used for your scene... a scene which you built up beautifully! I am really intrigued by the textured shimmer paper you used for the hiker... it is perfect! And no, a bit of yellow does not disqualify you! Thank you so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week!!

  2. I love the scene you created with all those stamps! This is such a beautiful card. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!


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