Friday, May 3, 2019

GSF May Blog Hop Flowers and Leaves

Welcome to the GSF May Blog Hop as we create projects with the theme of flowers and leaves. With Spring in full bloom, it seems like the perfect time to share ideas to help inspire you with your own projects. I hope that our creations will help spark your creativity.

 Today I thought I would create a card that would be great for a variety of occasions and would also be perfect as a masculine card. I decided to focus on the Leaves part of this month's theme and used products from the Nature's Poem Suite of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I love that Stampin' Up!'s Suites provide us with a wide variety of products to help us create our projects without having to stress about what works best together. My card design was inspired by a card created by fellow demonstrator, Georgia Giguere and I just loved the peaceful feeling of her design.

 I chose to use Shaded Spruce cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock that I embossed using the Woodland Embossing Folder (item #139673). I gently sponged the embossed areas with Crumb Cake Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber to add dimension to the background.
I stamped the tree image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set (item #146482) using Shaded Spruce Classic ink for the tree top and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker for the tree trunk. 

To create the stamped panel, I took a strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the tree trunk image with Soft Suede Classic ink and the sentiment with Shaded Spruce Classic ink. I added a strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock to the top of the panel and a strip of designer series paper from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper pack (item #146338) to the bottom of the panel.
I attached the panel to the card front and then added the stamped tree image with Stampin' Dimensionals. To embellish the card, I used a small deer die cut with the Detailed Deer Dies (item #147915) from Copper Foil. I attached it to the panel with Snail Adhesive at the base of the tree.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to create your own projects using the products from the Nature's Poem Suite in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Being able to create with products that coordinate takes the stress out of being creative and makes it a lot more fun too. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Now it's time to visit Rachel's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop today. 

Blog Hop Roll Call
1. Tricia Butts
2. Rachel Macleod
3. Anastasia Radloff
4. Amanda Farlinger
5. Libby Dyson
6. Amber Thompson
7. Kimberley Anne Morris
8. Jan Musselman
9. Jenn Curtis Charles 
10. Lisa Ann Bernard
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken
12. Lisa Henderson
13. Amanda Bates
14. Marieke Bart

Until Next Time
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Tricia Butts
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  1. Wow! I love this card. Especially that gold deer. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Jenn. I like the way the deer finishes off the card design. :)

  2. Wonderful Card Tricia! It's a great man card too. It's nice to have a deer to add to it as well, considering where we live.

    1. Thanks Jan. I thought so too. Need to have a deer to complete the design. :)

  3. wonderful Card. I just love what you have done with this any man or nature lover would be happy to get this card! TFTS

    1. Thank you. I love creating masculine cards and this suite is perfect for creating them. :)

  4. Lovely card Tricia. It's a great masculine card. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Libby. Rooted in Nature is a wonderful stamp set for creating masculine cards :)

  5. Nice card. Guess I will need to learn to work with Rooted in Nature now that Lovely as a Tree is finally retiring.

    1. Thank you Lisa. I think that Rooted in Nature will be a wonderful option to replace Lovely as a Tree but they also work well together so we can have the best of both worlds. :)

  6. Lovely card Tricia.... i forecast 8ncreased Rooted in Nature popularity from now on!

    1. Thank you Amanda. I think that Rooted in Nature is a wonderful option for creating projects for a variety of occasions. :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I am so glad the Detailed Deer dies are carrying over to the new catalog. :)

  8. Love your card! I like how you used the wood circle stamp to highlight behind the deer.

  9. Great card and the composition really showcases the products. I would never have thought to combine the dear with Rooted in Nature - genius! Thanks for sharing x