Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nature circle card

Today I have a card featuring a piece of mini-scenic stamping. It is for the Craft a Scene April challenge to use silhouette stamps and for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge to create a project with a favourite word (I used one of my favourite words, 'nature').

The deer and the tree trunks were stamped on white cardstock with Archival Ink Sepia. A bit of texture was added with a bush stamp and then the scene was sponged with Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo). The background is kraft core cardstock which was cut into a circle, embossed and sanded.

To add to the nature feeling of the card, I die cut two leaves from a sheet of mica. I also found a home for one of the quilled fringed flowers I made for my tutorial in February. The sentiment was stamped with Archival ink Coffee on a tattered banner, which was first inked.

A close-up of the flower and mica leaves:

Thank you so much for looking!


Supplies: Stampscapes: Tree Trunk Trio 088F, Doe 229A, Bush 191A; Sizzix: Framelits Die Set Circles, Mini Tattered Leaves Movers & Shapers, Tattered Banners Sizzlits, Gridlock texture fade; Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen; Archival Ink: Sepia, Coffee; Core’dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock; 3 mm and 6 mm Lake City Crafts quilling paper; October Afternoon patterned paper; Ranger manila cardstock; US ArtQuest mica; twine.


  1. Beautiful artwork, such wonderful textures!
    Alison x

  2. Pure and simple this is a winner hands down.!!!!

  3. Wow, this is very beautiful. A great idea working round

  4. Den här var jätte fin tyckte jag förstår inte hur du kommer på allt! Kram mamma

  5. Love those leaves and your favorite word!

  6. Anna, this is a fabulous card. I love that the leaf is also silhouetted! Wonderful work as usual. NancyD

  7. What a beauty, Anna-Karin! Love all the elements you pulled together for your card!

  8. Very nice!
    Love the shape, and colors!

  9. Love your Stampscapes card, and your blog header is STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :)

  10. Lovely, Anna-Karin...the scene is wonderful and the flower


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