Here I am, using the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set once again, for the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. The tree ring image is fabulous, and if I could make jewelry, I’d turn it into a necklace. But, a paper, hanging piece on a card will have to suffice.

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Hanging Tree Ring from Rooted in Nature

Can you see why I thought of the tree ring for the prominent circle in the sketch?

I wanted to try a color other than brown, and the returning color, Mossy Meadow, was the answer. I have the Stampin’ Write Markers New Color Assortment, so I decided to use the “ink to stamp” technique. What technique is that? It’s simply coloring a red rubber stamp with a Stampin’ Write Marker, and stamping it on cardstock. Using this technique, gave the tree ring a nice, mottled look. 

 

I played around with different greens for the background, and my choice was Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper in the color of Soft Seafoam. I liked the contrast of light and dark green, sticking with a monochromatic theme.

After hand cutting the tree ring, it was ready to hang. With the Detailed Trio Punch, I punched a hole in each side of the tree ring. Then, I threaded Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine through the holes, fastening the ends with tape on the back of the layer. The tree ring is lifted by dimensionals, so it is secure. For even more dimension, I added Foam Adhesive Strips to the layer before placing it on the Soft Seafoam card base.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment, in case it didn’t come out dark enough. But, it was good on the first attempt. As I was stamping the words “Be strong, Be happy, Be You,” the expression, “pearls of wisdom” crossed my mind. That’s why I thought to add the six small pearls.

 

My hanging tree ring needed some foliage, so I stamped two branches in Mint Macaron on Soft Seafoam cardstock, and cut them with their die from the Nature’s Roots Die Set. I tucked them under an edge, and my card was complete.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you continue scrolling, you’ll see a list of products used in today’s project. Clicking on the products will take you to my store. Tomorrow is June 1st, and the first day everything in the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Catalog can be ordered. I’d love to be your demonstrator!

 


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