Nature’s Beauty – Inspired Thoughts

Catching up with the Facebook Tuesday Case-ing the Catalog challenge (#380).

Several Challenges influenced my design:  As You See It (#287) Recipe; Double Trouble (#124) and their partner Make The Cards (#67).

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (3½” x 4½”) Crumb Cake cardstock dry-embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Accent Mat: (3½” x 3½”) Soft Suede cardstock
  • Focal Panel: (3½” x 3”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
    • The Deer image from the retired Nature’s Beauty stamp set was stamped with Timber Brown Stazon ink.
    • Another Deer was stamped onto Masking Paper and fussy cut with Paper Snips.
    • The Mask was positioned over the original stamped Deer.
    • The Tree image from the retired Winter Woods stamp set was stamped with Jet Black Stazon ink.
    • Using a Blending Brush, Balmy Blue ink was added to the “Sky” area.
    • Using another Blending Brush, Smoky Slate ink was lightly applied to the “Ground” area.
    • The Mask was removed.
    • The Deer image was colored with Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers.
    • Using the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend Marker, shadows were added at the Tree Trunks and Deer’s Feet.
  • Sentiment Banner: (2” x ⅝”) Very Vanilla cardstock scrap.
    • The truncated sentiment, Thank You, from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set was colored with the Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped.
    • The sentiment was die-cut with one of the stitched flag banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set.
    • The right edge was trimmed.
    • Linen Thread was wrapped around the edge of the Banner.

All the elements were adhered to resemble the sketch.  The Sentiment Banner was popped up with Dimensionals.

Both Nature’s Beauty and Winter Woods are favorites of mine and it was fun to use them.

Thanks for spending some more of your time with me today.  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.

8 thoughts on “Nature’s Beauty – Inspired Thoughts

  1. Jolanda, this is lovely! You’ve managed to make all the elements of the recipe blend organically together into a beautiful whole! Thanks for cooking up our recipe at As You See It Challenges!

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  2. I forget that masking is good for creating around the image and you did a beautiful job with the background, and what a great deer stamp. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Make the Cards Challenge.

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  3. This is fabulous! Such a sense of serenity! You remind me what a classic technique masking it with the soft sky all around the deer. For me, the winning trick is the textured panel behind – a great detail. Thanks for joining us again at As You See It.

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  4. So beautiful, Jolanda! Love that gorgeous deer masked into the trees – just perfect! Such a great take on our board! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  5. What a beautiful nature scene. You did such a wonderful job creating it. Thank you so much for sharing your work us at Make the Cards Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Make the Cards Design Team

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