Hello and thanks for stopping by today! For the May Be Inspired Blog Hop we are creating projects with a masculine theme. I have chosen to use one of my new favorites… Rooted in Nature stamp set paired with the incredible Stamparatus stamping tool. When thinking about what sort of masculine card to create, it was a quick decision to grab this set, as there are loads of generic images to choose from. Both of the images are created with a different technique as well! Check below to find all of the links to the Design Team’s projects, you will love what they have created to share with you!
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measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Scraps of Whisper White and Glossy White paper for stamped images
Rooted in Nature Bundle from Nature’s Poem Suite
Images from nature are always inspiring for me, and Rooted in Nature is no exception. I like the variety of large images mixed with smaller images and the fantastic sentiments. In fact, it was the sentiments that most attracted my eye to this set. I also appreciate how well the images work together to help a project a success. The first technique I created for this project is to stamp VersaMark clear sticky ink onto Glossy White Paper for an ink resist look. The effect is really unique in as the applied color will not completely soak into the area that was stamped with VersaMark. When the browns were stamped over the dried sentiment, the Glossy White Paper soaks in the inks a bit different from typical paper card stock. After gently rubbing the image with a tissue, the sentiment appeared and was easy to fussy cut.
The Stamparatus also helped give natural shading to the tree image
I’m guessing this tree image, I’m calling it Mr. Longfellow, would look great with any technique or no technique at all. It’s a beautiful image and is large enough to create an easy focal point. Being my first time to stamp Mr. Longfellow, I wanted to try out an ombre look to the greenery. Using the Stamparatus to accomplish this look is easy peasy. Once placed in the stamping tool, any ink added to the image will appear in the exact same place on the paper. This makes using markers really easy to isolate certain areas of one image. I honestly could not get this to look nice without the help of the Stamparatus, it is that much help! The Stampin’ Write Markers I used are: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow.
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Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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