Friday 2 August 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Trees and Wood

Hi Crafters,

The Global Stamping Friends are hopping again and this month's theme is Trees and Wood.  This is right in my comfort zone!  My dad is a wood aficionado!  He makes wooden bowls, spurtles and more.

There are so many great trees and wood products available from Stampin' Up!  I chose to use the Silhouette Scenes bundle and the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  

I started with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and used Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody inks applied with a Stampin Sponge Brayer.  The sponge brayers are really easy to use and give great ink coverage.  I added some drops of water by spraying a Stampin' Spritzer into the palm of my hand and flicking the water onto the cardstock.  I patted the excess away with some kitchen roll.  I cut two trees - one in Whisper White and one in Crumb Cake.  I embossed the Crumb Cake die cut with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  It hasn't shown up well in the photo but this is a 3D folder so the impression really stands out in real life.  I offset the trees to make them pop.  Finally I heat embossed my image and sentiment in Copper Stampin' Embossing Powder using Versamark ink and a heat tool.  I will never get bored of heat embossing!  

I hope you'll keep hopping with us on our journey with Trees and Wood.  I can't wait to see everyone else's take on this theme.  Click the next image below to keep hopping to June's wonderful creation.  

Until next time, happy crafting
Rachel x

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  1. Wow. This tree silhouette is gorgeous. Thanks for hopping along!

  2. Lovely card Rachel! I really love the background. These are not colors I would have put together, but I will now. TFS

  3. Such an amazing card! I love the detail you put on the die cut tree with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder - just perfect! Thanks for sharing :-D

  4. Simply stunning card design. I love the colors you chose for the background and the texture of the layered tree is amazing. :)

  5. Love the silhouettes and the colors! Tfs.

  6. Oh my gosh! That's gorgeous, Rachel!! Love how you layered the tree to make it pop! Amazing!!