There are a number of large, neighbourhood deciduous trees outside my dining room window and I have been watching them slowly change colour and lose their leaves over the last few months. They were the inspiration for this Thinking of You Card featuring the Beauty of the Earth Suite.
Bundles: Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set + Beautiful Trees Dies (photopolymer: 155834). Ink: Cinnamon Cider (153114), Cajun Craze (147085), Cherry Cobbler (147083), Early Espresso (147114), Gray Granite (147118), Misty Moonlight (153118), VersaMark Stamp Pad (102283). Card/Paper: Cajun Craze (121683), Early Espresso (121686), Misty Moonlight (153086), Basic White (159228), Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (155841). Accessories: Pale Papaya 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon (155672), Genial Gems (155500). Tools: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Bark 3D Embossing Folder (155431), Water Painters (151298), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108).
Beauty of the Earth Suite Collection (155843) - $155.00
Includes: Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set (10%-off), Beautiful Trees Dies (10%-off), Beauty of the Earth 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, and Bark 3D Embossing Folder
I mashed together two fun, inky techniques to create the mottled tree on the card front, reminiscent of the trees outside. I first added two ink colours to the tree leaves stamp by carefully inking Cinnamon Cider on the bottom half and Cajun Craze on the top half, then gently blending the harsh line between them with a Water Painter. The second technique I applied was the Kissing Technique. I inked the second tree leaves stamp (the more open image) from the Beauty of the Earth stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink and pressed it directly onto the two-toned ink that I had already applied. Now, my image was ready to stamp onto Basic White cardstock. The result... three intermingled, autumnal colours on one tree!
This Thinking of You card is an Angled Z-Fold card and it opens like this...
Inside this Angled Z-Fold card are panels of gorgeous texture from the Bark 3D Embossing Folder, which is also part of the Beauty of the Earth Suite. The coordination of all these products brings this beautiful, autumn-themed greeting card together.
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