Sunday, August 5, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Rooted in Nature
Hello August! How the heck are you?! Hot, you say? Well, that is as it should be. We will welcome September that much more after languishing (or basking) in your warmth. And what is the perfect addition to a hot and steamy day? Well, trees, of course! And we, at the Stamp Review Crew, have loads of trees and leaves to play with in the Rooted in Nature set and bundle. Yes, it is a bit higher priced. But, oh is it worth it!! Look at that bounty!

What is the Stamp Review Crew, you ask? We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together to do a blog hop on the first and third (and sometimes on a fifth) Monday of each month. For each hop we chose a single stamp set for us all to use, and then we let our creativity loose! We have a blog with all of the hops archived, so you can hop through any of the hops any time. Click here to go to the blog to see all of the hops! To go to the specific post for this hop, click here, or on the banner above.

If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from Lauren Alarid's blog. She can really work the watercolors!

I only have one project for you today, but it is loaded with details and texture!

I have discovered that sponging on Thick Whisper white creates a fantastic colored cardstock with dimension and texture. Or maybe that i just like to get all inky 😉

The secret to lining up the die-cut leaves with the embossing die was to lay the die impression side up on the Big Shot sandwich, set the pre-cut leaf on the die, then tape it to the cutting plate with washi tape. Slick as snot, I tell you!

I used the Stamparatus to get the gradient in greens on the tree. Sponging the ink a bit where the colors overlap helps create a gradient rather than a sharp line.

These leaves are Granny Apple Green stamped off once. I actually stamped the sentiment first, then added the leaves.

Sometimes I forget how much better rubber stamps are at giving amazing detail. Then I play with a set like this and am reminded why we love rubber so much!

That is it for me, but please leave me a comment below to tell me what you like best about this project!

Next up is Lou Kitzelman, and that woman can stamp!


Charlet Mallett said...

Oooh! So green and glorious. I love the thick layered tree. Really adds nice dimension.

Crafty Little Peach said...

Yes! What Charlet said, glorious green! We’re twinsies with the green! You are rocking it here! Love!

Dawn Tidd said...

Bursting with texture and layers that make a gorgeous card! Love it all!

Cindy said...

Glorious littles details, right down to the the Pineweeod Plank background! Love the greens (they’re good for you, right?). 😊😂

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, beautiful shades of green, Tanya! I LOVE the richness of the leaf-stamped panel. WOW! The gradation on the tree is perfect.

Mary Haugen said...

So fresh and spring-y! Love this!

Heidi Baks said...

Aww, very fun cluster of leaves under the tree. Even though you have summer colors, gives me the feeling of fall around the corner.

Mickey Roberts said...

Love all the texture in this card, Tanya, and the great combination of greens. Beautiful!

RubberRedneck said...

Wowzier that sponging is amazing gonna have to give that one a shot. Beautiful card!

Lou said...

Now this is you at your inky best! Love the textures and layers of greeny goodness! Great tip about using the Thick WW cardstock too. x

Kelly Kent said...

Love this Tanya - inky creativity at its best (ps, I'm a sucker for stitching on cards!). Kelly x

Mitosu Crafts said...

Love the sponging and textures on your card Tanya


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