Rooted In Nature is one of my favorite stamp sets in this year's Annual Catalog and that is what's up this week for The Stamp Review Crew. In case you've not hopped with us before I'll tell a little bit about us. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who hop on the first and third Monday of each month and we all use the same stamp set to create our projects so you'll get lots of inspiration to use it yourself. If you'd like to find out more about us or find a full list of this week's hoppers just click the banner or link above and you'll find everything you need at our site!
I never purchased Lovely As a Tree, I know, shock! This set more than makes up for it but if you have Lovely As a Tree this set coordinates with it. AND there just may be a set in the new Holiday Catalog that it will be great with as well!
If you're not starting with my blog you probably came from Jay Soriano's blog, Mitosucrafts. I know you found some awesome inspiration on Jay's blog.
For my card today I started with the big log slice image and thought I'd try some emboss/resist with it.
Copper is everywhere on this card. It starts first with the Copper heat embossed the sentiment on Soft Suede Card Stock. After the embossing of the sentiment was completed then the tree slice was stamped over it with Soft Suede ink. A soft cloth was used to rub the ink off the sentiment leaving the copper shining through.
A piece of the beautiful Designer Series Paper, Nature's Poem, was added to a Soft Suede card base with a little peek of Copper Foil Paper poking out from under the DSP. I added more copper to the card with some embossed leaves, using the coordinating Framelits Nature's Root, a touch Copper Ribbon and a few Copper Sequins too.
Inside the card some more Copper embossing went down the side of the card with another pretty sentiment, stamped in Tranquil Tide ink.
As long as I had Rooted In Nature out on my desk I decided to make one more card using it. My husband needed a Sympathy card to send a friend of his and this set was perfect for it.
Cajun Craze started my card off as the base and the new Subtle Embossing Folder added just a hint of texture to the background. I hesitated on this embossing folder but it may end up as another favorite. It does just what its name says, adds something subtle to the background and doesn't overwhelm anything else. The Designer Series Paper is again from Nature's Root and behind it is a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock. The tag is from Calypso Coral card stock and the top was cut with the tag topper die from the Candles & Confetti Framelits. The Burlap Ribbon pairs nicely with this suite and I stapled the piece I threaded through the top of the tag to hold it in place.
Inside this card I added some more trees and another sentiment from Better Together to finish it off.
That's all from me today. Now you're ready to hop along to Rubber Redneck, Holly Krautkremer's blog. Holly always has amazing inspiration and I know today will be no different!