Friday Simple Stamping – Rooted in Nature

October 30th, 2020

This week the chosen theme for Simple Stamping is Seasonal Anything.  My intention was to use seasonal colors for an any occasion card.

The featured stamp set is Rooted in Nature and specifically the Oak Tree image.

I used a very easy technique that works really well with this stamp.  Multi-color Sponging.  To recreate this tree, you will need a darker brown for the tree trunk.  I used the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.  The colors chosen for the foliage were Crushed Curry, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze and Garden Green.   With individual Sponge Daubers, Crushed Curry was added to the entire tree (except trunk), then Cinnamon Cider was daubed in randomly, then Cajun Craze.  Garden Green was then added with a concentration to the outer edges of the stamp image.  You can see that all three trees are different even though they were made in the same manner.

Easy – Thank You for All You do


Once the tree image was completed, I added a little grass shading with the small ground stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set in Crushed Curry and Garden Green.  This is framed in Cajun Craze and popped up with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is added to a Crumb Cake back panel and then Linen Twine was added before attaching to a color matching card base.  I often use a color matching back panel when I use ribbon or twine.  I like to hide the ribbon ends because I think the finished card looks nicer that way.

A very simple card layout suitable for almost any type of occasion that is quick to make.

Step Up – Be Happy


A little more drama is created in this step-up version.

I have added some patterned paper: Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper and changed the back panel and card base colors to Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider respectively.  The tree image is matted with Early Espresso and the sentiment is also stamped in Early Espresso and fussy cut.  The Linen Twine now has loose ends.

I was inspired to use this particular layout design by this week’s Case-ing Tuesday #275 challenge.

This is a warm and toasty card with a relatively simple layout. Adding some patterned paper can really change the look of a card.

Stepped Up – Be Strong…


Included in the Suite of products related to Rooted in Nature, there is a set of Dies: Nature’s Roots and an embossing folder: Woodland.  These products were used for the Stepped-Up version of my card.  Same colors but a different layout using tools that an avid crafter most likely would have.

The Oak Tree image and a Cinnamon Cider embossed leaf were die-cut using Nature’s Roots Dies. The Cajun Craze panel is embossed with the Woodland tree trunks, the Early Espresso panel is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D texture.  The complete sentiment was stamped in Cajun Craze and fussy cut.

Putting it all together…

  • The Cinnamon Cider back panel is embossed with the Subtle 3D for additional texture
  • The Cajun Craze tree panel is adhered to back panel
  • The Plaid Tiding DSP is adhered to right side of back panel over the tree panel
  • The Copper Metallic Ribbon is wrapped around and secured in place
  • The Early Espresso texturized panel is adhered over ribbon
  • The Cinnamon Cider embossed leaf is adhered to top left of Early Espresso panel
  • The die-cut oak tree is popped up with Dimensionals and added on to the Early Espresso panel
  • The fussy cut sentiment blocks are adhered to bottom left of Early Espresso panel
  • The completed panel is adhered to a matching Cinnamon Cider card base

I really like how all the elements and the colors came together in this card.

Thank you for spending some of your time with me. Cheers, Jolanda

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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