Monday, May 13, 2024


This week I am featuring the Encircled in Nature Bundle.  This is an ONLINE EXCLUSIVE product that I've had my eye on for a while.  There was something about the images and dies that spoke to me so I finally purchased it.

Today's card uses the Brayered Sky Technique that I demonstrated on my Learning With Friends Video last week.  I used the technique to create the cloudy sky on the focal point.  This card is probably not the best depiction of the Brayered Sky Technique, but I really liked how the sky looks like a storm is rolling in with the dark clouds.

If you are unfamiliar with the technique you can watch the replay of the Learning with Friends video below.

The other two cards that I shared on the video give a better display of the possibilities with this technique.

Today's card uses a Pecan Pie card base, a Night of Navy layer and a Misty Moonlight layer below the focal point.  All of these colors are relatively dark and thus it creates a slightly moody card that works well with the stormy sky.  A diagonal row of trees was stamped on the Misty Moonlight behind the focal point.

The Encircled in Nature Stamp Set includes a stamp that looks like a wreath that is made from twigs.  I stamped that with Pecan Pie ink using the Colored Embossing Technique.  There is also a video on my YouTube Channel for this technique which you can access using this link.  This technique is a great way to turn any ink color into an embossed image.  I used the same Colored Embossing technique to create the trees in Shaded Spruce.

The reason I used the Colored Embossing Technique was because I knew I was going to create the sky with a brayer, but I didn't want to cover the twig wreath or the trees with my Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy inks that I brayered on.  By using the Colored Embossing Technique, I could easily wipe off any ink that got on the trees and wreath.

For all the details on how to make this card use this link to download a free tutorial.  There are step-by-step directions and a list of supplies.

For the inside of the card I simply stamped a couple of the trees that I used for the Misty Moonlight layer on the card front.

To learn more about any of the products I used, and to see all the stamp and die designs included in the Encircle in Nature bundle, just click on the link in the list below.

Product List

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