Tuesday, September 2, 2008


…is the day for all of the Nature image releases over at Innovative Stamp Creations - check out the blog for more information (and maybe a little special???).

I have another sample to share with you today using the Maple Tree Paintings images. This was actually the first card that I created from the new stamps.

Maple Tree:

In six weeks or so our yard will begin to look just like this tree. Our house is surrounded my 25 acres of woods and soon it will be full of the colors of fall - my favorite!

Some of the details - the image panels with the Maple and the leaves started as White CS. The tree and the leaves were embossed and all the colors were added by sponging. I love sponging because it give you a soft, muted effect.

TIP - to keep from getting a hard edge when you sponge rub your sponge on a piece of scrap paper first - work just a little of the ink off.

Enjoy Summer while it lasts!

As always, thanks for the visit!

The Stuff:
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Maple Tree Paintings, Oriental Nature Elements
Paper - White, choc chip, really rust
Ink - (all SU) Choc Chip Crafts, Soft Sky , Choc Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Old Olive
Other - Tag Trio (Spellbinders), button, ribbon, Clear EB, brads


heather said...

wow awesome! i just love that tree and how u sponged it!

A Robin's Nest said...

This is just beautiful! The colors are fabulous!

Linda said...

this is georgeous Kat! And your trip to Tim is comming closer! Can you still wait?
hugs, Linda

Shirley said...

Kat, this is just beautiful beyond words! I have been looking for what to do with a similar stamp and you have inspired me!!