Thinking of You - Naturally!

The Rooted in Nature stamp set has some amazing tree and leaf images. The beautiful tree in today’s card is one of those images, and this one conjures up thoughts of sitting under the shade of a big tree on a hot summer day, enjoying a cool drink. Given the hot weather we have had lately, I’m not surprised these are my thoughts!!

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To make the tree I stamped it in Early Espresso ink, then coloured it with Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I love the light and dark shading of both the stamped branches and the coloured leaves on the tree. It make it look very realistic.

Based on the size and shape of my tree piece, I wanted my sentiment to be long and narrow, rather than more square-ish that it is. No problem, I just masked the ‘of you’ and stamped the ‘thinking’, then reversed my mask and stamping. I used the Woodland TIEF for my background, and finished it off with a leaf stem from the Frames Elements to keep with the natural theme.