Sunday, May 6, 2018

Creation Station Trees and Textures

Today is the day, Sunday May 6, for another Creation Station Blog Hop.  Our theme this month is quite broad, it's trees and texture.  You could make just about anything, but I took it super literal and stamped trees that have texture.  All the images, except the greetings, on this trio of cards have a unique texture.  Keep scrolling and I tell you more.
For each of the nature scenes I did a two step stamp process combined with heat embossing.
Step 1.)  Stamp image in Whisper White.
Step 2.)  Clean image and stamp over the white impression using any Classic Ink color.  I like to be slightly offset to create shadows and highlights.
Step 3.)  Work quickly to finish scene then heat emboss entire piece with a mixture of powder.  Combine Clear Embossing Powder with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to make a custom sparkling look.  Be sure to have more Clear EP than the glitter to allow it to bind, heat, and melt.
The embossing is a subtle look which is difficult to see in these photos, but in person WOW they are super cool.  I think these cards are rather masculine and impressive which makes them perfect for when you need something for a gentleman.  
You can see each card is the same layout/design just slightly varied in measurements.  I included Linen Thread and Basic Rhinestones as finishing touches for each card.  My cardstock colors are Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White.  For the inks I stamped with Whisper Whtie, Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, and Pool Party.
Get ready for some more inspiration because your next stop is with the fabulous Sara Levin.


  1. Beautiful cards. Your texture ideas on these cards are stunning. Can't wait to try them all out!

  2. Very cool cards!! Love this idea!

  3. Beautiful set of cards, love the technique you have used .... tfs

  4. These are so beautiful!!!! Love every single one!

  5. Wow! Stunning! My favorite set too.

  6. Oh that subtle shimmer to all of these beautiful cards is just gorgeous! ... and I love the highlight you've created by off setting the top image. Absolutely gorgeous set of cards xx

  7. WOW, Elizabeth! This way of highlighting is just amazing. I am so impressed and love your projects (always) :-)
    thanks you for all your inspiration, Kerstin

  8. Love the technique you've used on this cards! What a great way to use this set on Crumb Cake paper, it really pops!

  9. Liz: Would you believe that I'm a little intimidated by this set? I am! I haven't even inked it up yet--but your designs are inspiring me to get it out and try to recreate your gorgeous works of art! Love them ALL!!!xoKathyxo