Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Watercolor for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set to create my card for today.  We have a sketch challenge this week – this is what I made:

And here is the sketch we are using:

The Rooted in Nature stamp set has such a nice selection of botanical images plus some wonderful sentiments – offering so many options and possibilities.

My masculine sympathy/caring card puts the focus on a tall, lone tree, softened by a watercolored background using an aqua painter and ink.

Cut a panel of watercolor paper a bit oversize and gently tear about 1/4″ off one long edge.  Use an aqua painter and Mossy Meadow ink to paint the lower third of the panel.  When dry, wet the upper two-thirds of the panel with the aqua painter and add Balmy Blue ink for the sky.  Allow to dry.

Ink the tree stamp by coloring it with Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write markers.  Breathe on the stamp to moisten and stamp over the painted background.

Use the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder to add texture to a panel of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the embossed piece to a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock with Mutipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use Glue to adhere the art piece to this layer and then wrap it with a length of 1/4″ Copper Trim and tie a knot.  Stamp the sentiment with Soft Suede ink.  Adhere the completed layer to a card base of Mossy Meadow card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.                                                                                                                            

Use the markers to ink the tree stamp one more time.  Breathe on the stamp to moisten, stamp off twice, breathe on it again and stamp on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  Adhere the panel to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders 
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather – You are here!
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston


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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Very Vanilla CS – (cut 2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels
  • Wood Textures DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
  • Watercolor Paper – cut 3-3/8″ x 4-3-4″ panel (tear edge so final width is approx 3-1/8″)

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17 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Watercolor for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Are you familiar with the song “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”? Your card reminds me of the sheet music cover I had. The way you used the torn edge for the sketch was genius. I love the simplicity of your creation and it is very nostalgic for me.

  2. Wow! Just…wow. Absolutely stunning, Sue. Wow.

  3. Love this Sue!! Your clean design is just perfect, love the copper trim and your watercoloring is amazing! 🙂

  4. Sue, this is so perfect for a sympathy card. Will be CASing this one. Thank you for a beautiful card.

  5. Forgot to say I agree with Karen on the torn edge. Wow!

  6. Really pretty!! Your scene is so peaceful and I love how you textured the edge of the paper!

  7. Linda dickinson says:

    Beautuful card! TFS😊

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  9. Great job Jaimie! The torn edge is brilliant and really goes with the feel of the card.

  10. OOps I really meant Sue !! What a goof. Love the card. SUE !!!!!

  11. Angie Latham says:

    I’m a little late to the game, but what a stunning card!!!

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