Stamping Sisters Camp - Day 4!

 Hello friends!

It's Day #4 and the final day of the Stamping Sisters card camp :)

And today's camp counselor is Darlene <3

And WOW!

Did she ever save an AMAZING card tutorial/product for the end - 

talk about a big last camp HURRAH!

My post is a picture heavy one which shows how I made my

card and the elements of how it works from bulky to flat!

Darlene explains is beautifully in her blog post here

and I will show you my card ....

then, if you want to see all the photos, keep scrollin!

For my card based on her tutorial, I used the amazing gilding polish

that Darlene generously sent - THANK YOU, Darlene! 

She sent me a gorgeous vibrant green and yellow

and I was so excited to try these!

This is the first time I've ever used them so it was a bit of a learning curve,

but a good one.

I used a woodland stencil from TCW and wasn't sure how to use the polish

and ended up layering it on SUPER thick!

I did use spatulas but in case ya didn't know - the lid is a brush! :)~

It gave me some awesome texture though!

I'm not mad at it!

And I decided to add yellow for the golden hour sun peeking through

the woodland trees and in the middle, blending the two colors.

They kept saying it dries quick but 2 hours later, 

mine was still thinking about it, LOL!

Next up, I got to working on the card fold.

Per her directions, it's a 5 x 7 and is/like a bridge fold (I think?!)

but folds flat for mailing.

I had to wiggle mine just a wee bit as I realized my stencil was 4 x 4!

But I loved the result of the "woods" ....

the green with the burst of the golden sun peeking through the trees <3


                 I used a few different Lawn Fawn sets to complete the look

and knew I wanted to add woodland critters.

I am over the moon with how this turned out

(even with a scandelous amount of hours to make it! gasp!)

This was an amazing card adventure -

one I would not have gone on had it not been for Darlene's amazing gift

AND her amazing card challenge tutorial.

Here's what it looks like flattened for mailing ....

('member Flat Stanley?  We'd squish him and mail him?!!)

I think the last tip

 - or how I made this one -

is the left side (by the waving bunny) is glued down with score tape.

The other side remains open so the recipient can read the card

and it tucks into place underneath the critter by the jumping bunny.

This was such a fun week ~ bringing camp 'home' since we can't 

get together again at this time.

Maybe one day soon!

Here is the line up of our week that we've posted each day,

the counselor of the day and the class we all taught.

It was certainly massive fun and

I'm already thinking up ideas for summer camp!

Monday/January 24th  ~ Jeanette @ Creativeplay 
Tuesday/January 25th ~ Kelly @ Sandcastlestamper
Wednesday/January 26th ~ Barb  @ inkingintoretirement
Thursday/January 27th ~ Darlene @ Accordingtobijou

Thanks for stopping by!

Be blessed!



  1. Your Card is Stunning!!!!!! I love the colors of the polish you received and the scene you set with the fun stencil is perfect! I think the Lawn Fawn set is too cute and you rocked this card! I am so blessed to have you include me in your fun challenges and you know I always say yes to you! Bring It On! Thanks for being a part of these fun 4 days of camp!

  2. Oh how fun it is to see you playing with some 'messy' crafting supplies. Love your card and the fun fold you created!!! How fun that you have these challenges with crafty friends!

  3. Kelly your use of the gilding paste is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Love, love, love, your resultant card. Well done
    Stay safe

  4. Wowzer!!! Amazing!!! Love, love, love this cute forest scene, the stencil and pastes you used, the sweet critters stamps and the folding!!! Wonderful design!! Very well done, Kelly!!!

  5. WOW! Kelly, your card is amazing - AMAZING! I love the texture you created with the gilding polish! And that fun, sweet, adorable scene. Perfect!!!

  6. Sensational work on this fabulous fold!!

  7. SENSATIONAL!!! Those two colors with that stencil are perfect and I love them blended! I also really like the added texture from making such a thick layer. The whole card is fantastic! So glad that you had fun with the card, even though it did take a long time to dry!