A wonderful new suite from Stampin’ Up was named Nature’s Poem. It has trees and leaves, and a die set to match. Luckily, it was offered in the pre-order, so I’ve already had a chance to play with it.
This is the perfect suite for making masculine cards, and I was excited to create my first card.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know I enjoy participating in challenges. Tic Tac Toe is one that gives me great inspiration. When I saw that “trees” was one of the squares, I knew I would commit to a row including “trees.” I decided to go diagonally with trees-kraft-square.
I inked up the large tree from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink, and stamped it on Kraft Paper. I used its die from the Nature’s Roots Die Set for cutting.
TIP: To get a good print, I pressed the Kraft paper on top of the inked stamp, rather than the other way around.
I used the Layering Squares Dies to cut the square frame; one from Kraft paper, and one from Champagne Foil. After gluing the two together, I glued the edges of the tree to the frame.
I raised my framed tree on Adhesive Strips for interest. For a touch more Kraft Paper, I used a retired die from the Greetings set, and cut out the word, “thanks.”
I decided on a Crumb Cake card base with a layer of Share What You Love Specialty Paper for the background of my tree. This pack of paper is special, indeed. It’s heavyweight paper, 4 designs have a pearlized finish, 24 sheets of gorgeousness!
To add some more shine to my card, I cut a strip of Champagne Foil, and embossed it with some leaves from the Nature’s Roots Die Set. There are several leaves in the set for this purpose. Fun! Doesn’t it look pretty?
I see great potential with this suite, and believe it will grow (pun intended) to be a favorite. And, don’t worry, Lovely As A Tree is still in the new catalog.
As always, I appreciate you taking the time to come see what I’m up to. Have a great day!