Sunday, August 5, 2018
Stamp Review Crew - Rooted in Nature
Welcome to the Rooted in Nature edition of the Stamp Review Crew! The super talented Heidi was the first stop, and I'm number two. There are sixteen of us this time, and we're welcoming a new Crew member, Mary Haugen. What is the Stamp Review Crew? We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who hope to inspire you by picking one stamp set (or bundle) and showing many ways to use it!
As soon as I saw the Rooted in Nature bundle, which is available in wood or clear mount, I knew I had to have it! I love trees and leaves - they're so....nature-y! And this tree reminds me of the huge old ash tree we had to cut down last year because it succumbed to the emerald ash borer. That tree was probably 150 years old, I'm guessing, and I was so sad to see it go.
Anyhoo, one of the things I really liked about the Nature's Roots Framelits are the dies that just make impressions in the cardstock. They kind of remind me of fossils, and I used them on Watercolor Paper here because it's nice and thick, and leaves a deep impression. (Heh heh, see what I did there?)
Did you notice the copper spatters? I made my own shimmer spray with the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint that will be in the Holiday catalog starting next month! It's easy to do - just fill a Stampin' Spritzer about 3/4 full of rubbing alcohol, then add the shimmer paint and shake well. Instead of spritzing, I took the sprayer with the attached tube out and tapped it to make spatters.
After inking up the tree with Early espresso, I used a sponge dauber to pick up a little of the shimmer paint and dabbed it around the edges the stamp before stamping on Very Vanilla. Look at what a beautiful sheen it has! (You can click the photo to zoom in.)
No card is compete without decorating the envelope in some way, right? Instead of stamping the tree image on the envelope, I thought I'd make the flap match the impressed card background. Nothing like a little taste of what is to come!
Well, that's my project for today. Up next is the always awesome Bronwyn Eastley!
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Beautiful card Cindy. I love the look of the embossed leaves on white. So subtle and yet very striking.ReplyDelete
Love all the embossing for the background and envelope, Cindy. The Copper Shimmer paint is a great addition to your project both the spatters and the dabbing on the tree are awesome!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Cindy! I love how you used the new shimmer paint. What a perfect accent!ReplyDelete
I adore all of the elegant copper tones! Just stunning!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I feel Autumn coming on!Delete
Love this in copper!! Great design!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary! 😊Delete
You always create the most lovely and classy card, Cindy!ReplyDelete
Wow, Cindy, this card is stunning! I love how the different angles of the photos show how the copper accents create such a warm basis for the card. Love the tip to use the watercolor paper for the embosslits.ReplyDelete
OMG embossed envelope shut up I didn't even think to do that so cool!! Gorgeous card I love the copper it is so stunning!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Holly! To be honest, I had cleaned the stamp and put it away, and I didn’t want to get it out again - so, embossed envelope flap it is! 😂Delete
That cards 'leaves' me so happy Cindy! I love the copper splatters and edges of the tree - so effective and striking! xReplyDelete
Haha, Lou - good one! 😁Delete
Wow! I adore everything about this card Cindy - so creative! Kelly xReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Kelly! 😊Delete
Wow, love the shimmer spatters Cindy and that tree is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your shimmer spray tip, Ive only mixed it with water beforeReplyDelete
Thank you, Jay!Delete