Being a Yorkshire girl the free Sale-A-Bration stamp set immeadiatly made me think of some of my favourite coastal villages which I’ve visited over the years. Staithes and Robin Hood’s bay being two of my favourties.
I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured in select areas with the watercolour pencils. I’ve added more highlights of colour rather than a full coloured image as I wanted the image to stand out from my chosen background.
I added a slanted matt behind my image cut from the same size Stitched Rectangle in the Cajun Craze paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP . I then added this to a maated layer of
Old Olive cardstock which I’d run through the Bigshot with the Subtle Texture Impressions Embossing Folder to match the effect of the DSP.
A little Burlap ribbon adds to the rustic charm of the card and I think finishes it off nicely.
By the Bay may not be everyone’s first choice of Sale-A-Bration freebie but I think it worth a look, especially if your like me and love the sea.
After making yesterday’s card I had more of a play with the Rooted in Nature Bundle and coordinating products and came up with some more projects. So this week I’m dedicating my blog to all things inspired by the Rooted in Nature bundle.
The focal point of today’s card is the stunning oak tree stamp, with matching die! I used my Stampin’ Markers to colour the stamp so I could add some branch details among the leaves and I love how well the image has stamped. I added this to some a matt made from the largest scalloped and un-scalloped dies in Layering Circles Framelits.
A couple of pieces of the gorgeous Nature’s Poem DSP created the background with a little Grapefruit Grove Mini Grosgrain to add some texture. I added the cut up words from the stamp “Be Strong Be Happy Be You” to finish the card, which I think fitted the “strong” feeling oak tree’s evoke in me at least.
Hope you have enjoyed this project and pop back through the week to check out my other Rooted in Nature projects.
To I’m stepping into autumn territory with this autumn themed thinking of you card. It uses products from the Nature’s Poem Suite which is perfect for this time of year when summer is drawing to a close. Full of rich shades the Nature’s Poem DSP is my favourite autumn themed papers Stampin’ Up! have produced, I love the combination of browns, purples, dark greens highlighted with mint and grapefruit. This stripe paper is probably my least favourite in the pack so today I’ve challenged myself to use it.
For the focal point of my card I used the lovely tree slice stamp from Rooted in Nature and then after fussy cutting it out I embossed the greeting in copper.
Across the middle of the card I added a length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle anda length of the Grapefruit grove 1/8″ Mini Grosgrain Ribbon as I wanted to bring out the Grapefruit colour. To finish the card I added three of the Grapefruit Grove Faceted Dots, which I love.
One of the standout suite’s from this years catalogue for me is the Nature’s Poem Suite, which if you love the Lovely As A Tree stamp set you will adore as its the perfect collection of products to compliment that set. One of my favourite stamps in the Rooted in Nature stamp set is the tree stump slice which has some great detail on it.
For this card the tree stump came from a second generation stamping in Soft Suede, I love how this really brings out all the details in the tree stump. I embossed the greeting “You Are Wonderful” in copper which I think works perfectly with all the tones in the gorgeous Nature’s Poem DSP.
To add to the rustic feel I added some loops of Linen thread and some Copper Trim to highlight the embossing. I have the dies on order so look forward to more projects from this beautiful suite soon.