Step It Up… Rooted In Nature

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Hello and welcome to the latest in my Step It Up Series! This follows on from my Stampin’ Basics Series which looked at everything you need to start your stamping and some hints and tips on how to get better results from your stamping. Now we are moving on to the ways in which you can take your projects to the next level!

In each episode we will look at a simple stamping project (just stamps, ink and cardstock needed) and explore different techniques and products that can be used to ‘Step It Up’.

If you would prefer to watch me create the cards, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you will find my video tutorial.

Today I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, and this is my ‘simple stamping’ project…

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm, which forms the main card front.

Onto the card front, I have repeatedly stamped the sentiment in Terracotta Tile ink, using multiple generations. I have then stamped the foliage images in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink.

Step It Up… Version 1

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

As in the previous example, the card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. This time, the Whisper White card front layer measures 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

I have stamped the foliage in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink, as previously, but this time they are cut out using the coordinating Nature’s Roots Dies. This are adhered to the card front as shown.

A length of Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon is wrapped around the card front and adhered at the back using Tear & Tape. The card front can then be adhered to the card base.

The sentiment is stamped in Terracotta Tile ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The next two largesr dies are used to cut out pieces of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock. These are layered together with the sentiment and adhered to the card front.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

As in the previous two cards, the card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Early Espresso cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The card front is formed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm. In this case, the card front is embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.

The foliage and sentiment piece are created as in the previous card but this time the foliage is adhered to the back of the sentiment piece.

A length of Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon is doubled over and adhered to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. A length of Braided Linen Trim is tied around the ribbon to add extra decoration. The whole piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Step It Up Rooted In Nature Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Rooted In Nature’ Cards. Which is your favourite? I hope I have managed to show you that there are many ways to create beautiful cards. We have looked at different ways to use layering, ribbon and embossing to create cards which are similar in theme but very different.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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Happy crafting, h x

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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