Monday, October 5, 2009

Another Day of Blessings

Nature's Vein_1_Oct 2009

Here’s a simple card made with one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, CTMH’s Nature’s Vein. I think I noticed it on this year’s retiring list, so if you love it as much as I do, now is the time to get it.

This set is perfect to use with the stamp rolling technique, which is what I did for this card – first inking up my stamp with Autumn Terracotta and then rolling the edges on my Chocolate pad. Every leaf comes out a little different which is just the way real leaves are. To fill in the background a bit, I used my Speckled Background stamp and Bamboo ink. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve got a little thing going these days with satin ribbon. The button is the perfect finishing touch.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta, and Chocolate cardstock; Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate, and Bamboo ink pads; Nature’s Vein and Papertrey Ink Out on a Limb stamp sets; Retired Speckled Background stamp; Offray brown satin ribbon from Wal-Mart; Button from my stash; McGill Multi-Tag punch; Ecru crochet cotton; Needle; Sponge dauber.

How was your Monday? Mine was busy, which is par for the course. A little stampin’ session is definitely in order this evening. That said, thanks for stopping by! Later …


Sharli said...

Hi Kathi!
I love the satin ribbon, too, and have been even using organza if it has a satin edge! Funny how tastes change!

Natures Vein is a terrific stamp set - it looks amazing no matter what I do with it! Your card it stunning!

I hope the fluffy white stuff holds off for a little while - you can always come to Arizona and visit me when you tire of it!

Laurel said...

I love this! I, like you, love the Nature's Vein stamp set, I have used it so much.

Jeanne said...

I NEED to use that stamp set more (when I get my card making mojo back, that is)! This is a lovely card. Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn Christie said...

Very pretty! Leaves look real!