Sunday, December 23, 2018

Lovely Birch Tree

As soon as I saw the Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set I fell in love with the beautiful Birch Tree stamp. There is just something about the bark of those trees that fascinates me and this stamp captures that look beautifully.

To achieve the look I wanted, I actually stamped the tree on a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut the trunk of the tree out to use as  mask when sponging the background. The hillside was sponged with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and the sky was sponged with Ranger Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. Once my sponging was complete, I stamp the beautiful quote from Aristotle and the little sparkles in the sky. A squirrel brad completed the look.

You can see a peek of the inside of my card in this photo:

Be sure to head to the SumMore Fun store where many of the stamps/products are marked down in price, like the Merry Nature stamp set I used for today's card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamped with Memento Paris Dusk, Rich Cocoa, and Tuxedo Black Inks

Ink (for sponging): Ranger Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass Distress and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide

Papers: JoAnn's 110# Kraft, Recollections 110# White, and SU Night of Navy CS

Embellishment: Eyelet Outlet Squirrel Brad


kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a beautiful card Jeanette - love the way you have composed this stunning 'scene'

Lynn McAuley said...

I love birch trees!! I just snagged a beautiful birch tree coffee mug at Pier 1 for $1.98. Pretty card, Jeanette!