The Notes of Nature bundle caught my eye right away when I thumbed through the Mini Catalog for the first time. It went to the top of my wish list. I made a card using all the dies from the set and then I sat stumped for awhile. This afternoon I was determined to come up with another card using the same bundle. It took a few hours and lots of trial and error before I came up with a design that I really liked.
If you like vintage-look or distressed-look, you will probably be a fan of this card. I used a sponge dauber to create the aged look on various pieces in the card. The base of the card is Garden Green followed by a layer of Soft Seafoam which I embossed with the Fern 3D folder. To get the added dimension, I inked the folder with Crumb Cake before embossing.
The Notes of Nature stamp set comes with wonderful stamps that add texture as well as dimension. I found the gold faux leather trim also worked well to add dimension for this card. Lacing it through the die cut holes, I simply adhered the trim to the back of the paper. Because the trim is thick, I used dimensionals under the distressed piece of Very Vanilla which kept it above the distressed Crumb Cake background piece.
On my first Notes of Nature card, I did not add a sentiment. For this card, I masked the bottom half of the “just a little note” sentiment then added it to the stamped ledger piece. I was very pleased to have found a way to subtly add a sentiment to the card. Did you notice the sentiment when you first saw the card?
For the inside of the card I used a mat of Soft Seafoam followed by a mat of Pecan Pie. By touching all four edges of the Soft Seafoam piece in the Garden Green ink pad, I was able to easily add dimension to that piece of cardstock. The Very Vanilla piece was distressed like the pieces on the front of the card. I also stamped off with Crumb Cake with two of the stamps.
I hope you like this Note of Nature card. You can see the first one that I created here. I’ll be making a pdf with the measurements and dimensions if you are interested. Just leave a comment and I can send you the document when I complete it. Below you will find the products that I used to create the card. If you need any of the supplies, just click on the products to be taken to my online store.
I’m glad you stopped by the Treehouse! Here’s hoping you enjoy some creative paper crafting time this week.