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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Essence of Nature created (by Anne)

Good morning. I have three makes to share with you today using Essence of Nature and The Rose Tree stamp sets.

I used one of my inky background papers from my stash. This was created by wetting a large sheet of cartridge paper and then painting over the surface with dissolved Brusho powders to make a blended watery background. Dishwasher salt crystals were then dropped onto the surface and the paper left to fully dry before brushing away the salt to reveal the lovely texture effect.
My first is using the lovely tree panel from the Essence of Nature stamp set (and bee from the The Rose Tree set).
The background panel was trimmed to fit the card front (21 X 14.5cm) and images stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. Faux stitching was drawn around the edge with an opaque white pen.
A white card backing panel was trimmed to approx. 9.5 X 15cm. The tree scene and sentiment were stamped onto recycled acetate packaging using black StazOn Ink. Double sided sticky sheet was then applied to the back of the acetate and the image ‘coloured’ using a variety of extra fine and chunky glitters in blue, green and crystal.

I have used the tree panel again on this one but this time to create a textured paper clay embellishment. The clay was rolled out and pressed with the stamp. After drying it was coloured by spritzing water based ink sprays with mica. Pebeo Gilding waxes were then rubbed across the textured surface.
The background was stamped and heat embossed with sparkly gold embossing powder, trimmed and mounted onto a 15cm card blank.

On my third project I went a bit off the wall – tee hee. Again I made some textured paper clay embellishments and thought that they resembled coral – hence a sea themed card was born.
I combined tree and leaf stamps together to make a jelly fish. The images were heat embossed with white powder and extra detail drawn on using pens, plus an embossing pen and white powder. A little white charcoal was used to add some shading to the jellyfish.
I further embellished with lots of sea themed die cuts and added some texture to the foreground with a mix of embossing powders and frontage fragments. Finished with lots of sparkly glitter glue – had to be done.
I hope that you enjoy my makes today. Happy stamping, Anne x.


  1. This is fabulous! I love the gorgeous backgrounds and wonderful designs.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Anne. Love the way you think out of the box. Great undersea card.

  3. Absolutely beautiful projects Anne, love the dark richness of your first card, all are amazing though, Kate x x

  4. I simply adore your three fabulous creations Anne, all so innovative and full of wonderful colour and texture. I have to say how clever the last one is to make coral and a jellyfish from tree and leaf stamps, a super example of thinking outside the box. x

  5. Three gorgeous cards Anne. Thank you. Very versatile.

  6. Three wonderful pieces of art, thanks for sharing :)

  7. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments. Really cheered me up and very much appreciated. Hugs xxx


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