Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Sneak Peek: Rooted in Nature and Introducing a NEW colour!

Today I wanted to show you the very first card I made (yesterday) with the about-to-be-released new stamp set called "Rooted in Nature".   This set reminds me a little of "Lovely as a Tree", but its a set that includes even more trees, leaves and some beautiful sentiments. Not only that but there is a matching set of gorgeous framelits, and it will be offered as a bundle in our upcoming new catalogue.  So many gorgeous things coming your way! Im excited and I hope you are too!

I started off with stamping my tree in Early Espresso ink on a thin piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and then I used my sponge brayers to colour the sky behind it.... the colours I used are Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and a new colour... Highland Heather!  I added a sentiment in Early Espresso below, and tied a little linen thread around the piece.

Then I tried to find the right coloured cardstock for my base. This proved a little challenging... as I originally thought to use Crumb Cake, but the overall effect was too yellowish.  I tried Sahara Sand... it was better, but still not quite right.  Then I tried the new "Gray Granite".... BAM.... just right!  I didnt realise until I tried it on this card that this gorgeous neutral has a slight mauve undertone to it... and it was perfect for this card.

Lastly I wanted to add one of our new Leaves Trinkets as an embellishment.... and quite a family discussion ensued as to which colour to use.  Should it be silver (my daughter thought so), or should it be copper (my husband voted for this).  I liked both to be honest.  But when I took the photograph under a light, the copper stood out better so I went with that.

I hope you enjoy my little card today... Im sure you will be seeing a lot more of this gorgeous set.... available June 1st!

Linda D

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