We at the Creation Station are sharing an abundance of inspiration today, using Stampin’ Up! Products with Trees and Textures. Nature offers wonderful inspiration, which is why I offer you a sneak peek that will have us Rooted in Nature.
Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop – Trees and Textures this beautiful Sunday and if you’ve hopped on over from the lovely Julie Beltramo, then I’m sure you’ll have already a head full of ideas and inspiration. My inspiration for you comes from a new up coming product from the soon to launch, Annual Catalogue 2018.
Trees and textures offer great depth and interest and ground a card, which I love. Being spring, I didn’t want the colours to get too dark and heavy, so I’ve balanced it out with Whisper White and Sahara Sand. The splattering of gold offers a contemporary twist. I’m sad to be seeing the beautiful Lots of Love Box Framelits on our Retiring list. You can make cute little packaging for Gifts, really easily with it. If its still on your wish list, then be sure to get ordering it today through my online store to avoid disappointment.
Just look at that beautiful embossing of the leaves all over the box. An Embossing Mat in the Big Shot and this new embossing Framelit from Nature’s Roots, helps achieve this. Oh my goodness, I love this Framelit alone. This set is gorgeous!
You can see here that I’ve used the same Framelit to emboss and give further detail and texture to this leaf. This helps pull the card and gift together. The Twine tied in a knot gives tactile texture, the wooden element grounds it by being wood and the heat embossed sentiment in Gold, which is sadly difficult to see here, a little lift. I just love the detail in the wood background and the leaf.
Sadly my Father-in-law is currently gong through Chemotherapy. In fact, we currently have all three parents poorly, so being strong between us is a must right now. I’ve yet to send a card to my Father-in-law, for I’ve not found the right sentiment or imagery, but I believe this says it all.
The Thumping technique helps give colourful texture to the tree canopy, as I have done here. Like with Decoupage, you can use dimensionals to add depth and interest to just certain parts of the tree too. Again, the embossing adds interest to the beautiful white space I have left on this card and the gold embossed sentiment gives that pop of shimmer.
I’ve tied in the gold embossing to a strip of gold foil to the inside. This adds a strong look to the inside without being overly fussy. The heat embossing is clearer to see in this photo. I have really enjoyed making these projects and playing with these new products. I can’t wait to share more with you and play with this set further. Lets hop over to see what Trees and Texture Andrea Tracy-Tucker has in store for us. Enjoy the rest of the hop and the inspiration we are all sharing. Thanks for hopping by today.
Trees and Textures Products used
Since some of these products are currently not available, I am sharing here what products are and or offering suggested alternatives for the moment. Click on any image blow to be taken to my online shop.