Nov 21 2019

Yooper Defined – by Deb Felts

Published by at 8 00 am under Echo Park,Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Good Thursday morning.

Deb, a resident Floridian, married a Yooper many years ago. Having vacationed here for the last 35+ years, she totally gets the Yooper thing – LOL.  And she could not have depicted the feeling of The Yoop more perfectly than she did in today’s card. Take a look:

There is so much here that is representative of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The forest, wild animals, snow, blue representing the water, the rustic feel and, of course, the heart representing the love felt by all who live here or even just pass through.

Deb got very inky in creating her die cut UP – I love the look!

These are the steps Deb took to create her UP: She rubbed blue distress ink on Kraft card stock, then stamped the map on top, splattered with water/blotted, splashed with diluted gesso and also diluted Silvery Shimmer Delicata.

I really love the definition strip with heart, too! Works perfectly here.

Back to Deb’s husband – when she met him 35+ years ago, he was in the military and his nickname was “Yooper” – LOL. So Deb had a little fun selectively masking words in the variety of small words included in the set, to come up with the perfect inside verse for her husband – LOL.  Too funny!

You can find Deb’s post on her blog here.

Deb used:

Stamps: Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Yooper) by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Dies: Upper Peninsula of Michigan (UP) by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts Dies by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Fishtail Sentiment Banners by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Paper: Warm and Cozy by Echo Park

Ink: Memento – Rich Cocoa

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Faded Jeans – ALL OXIDES ON SALE!

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye – ALL DISTRESS INKS ON SALE!

(Applied with Mini Ink Blending Tool) – ON SALE!

Delicata– Silvery Shimmer

Dina Wakley Media Gesso (for white splatters) – ON SALE!

Ribbon: May Arts Burlap String – Natural

Adhesives:  Tombow Mono-Multi Liquid Glue3D Foam Squares

Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Yooper) stamp and die sets by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Stamp set and die set available individually or bundled.

The stamp set contains a map of the UP, the dictionary definition of a Yooper, words and phrases near and dear to our hearts, as well as additional sentiments allowing you to make just the right card for that special person whether he/she is a Yooper, a wannabe Yooper or just plain old LOVES the Yoop!

The single die cuts out our favorite place on earth! Stamp and die cut the map, or cut from any variety of designer papers to portray a different feel or look.

Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts steel dies by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

{{{ Love }}} this sweet set of pierced nested heart dies!

Fishtail Sentiment Banners steel dies by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

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Warm and Cozy by Echo Park

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