Here's the card. I also used one of my favorite returning stamp sets--"Timeless Textures"--as well as some new ribbon.
Let me tell you about the background and then I'll give you a trick for getting Tranquil Tide foliage and Early Espresso branches.
I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock and I used my Stamparatus tool to stamp the wood image from the "Timeless Textures" set in Versamark. First, I placed the Crumb Cake Card Stock in my Stamparatus, inked up the stamp, and closed the lid and stamped, like this:
Next, I stepped the Stamparatus lid down one notch, inked up the stamp and stamped. I repeated this all the way down one side of the card stock.
I quickly added Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and set these images with my Heat Tool. I rotated the card stock 180 degrees and repeated the process down the other side of the card stock. When I finished, I adhered this piece to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Early Espresso mat.
Next, I stamped my tree--and I used the Stamparatus again. When I first got this stamp set, I kept trying to ink it up and use a baby wipe to omit the places where the tree's branches are, but that didn't work. at. all. Then I tried the Stamparatus and that was a genius, albeit accidental, move! I inked the top of the tree in Tranquil Tide Ink, used a baby wipe to omit the trunk, and then closed the Stamparatus to stamp onto a Whisper White scrap.
Next, I used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to color in the branches and the tree trunk, like this:
Because the strong magnets hold the card stock in the same place, you can use the Stamparatus to stamp the image over and over. I actually stamped the Early Espresso portions three times to get good coverage. After I finished, I cut out the tree with the matching Nature's Roots Framelit.
I added some Tranquil Tide Ruffled Ribbon to the embossed Crumb Cake piece and then adhered everything to a Tranquil Tide Card Stock Card Base.
I stamped one of the sentiments from the "Rooted in Nature" set in Early Espresso Ink onto a 1" strip of Whisper White and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. I adhered the sentiment directly to the card and used a combination of regular and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the tree to the card.
Here's a close up so you can see the clear embossing on the texture in the background.
Oh! I wanted to say that when I got the "Rooted in Nature" set I was sure that our much beloved "Lovely as a Tree" was going to retire. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's still in the upcoming catalog!!
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