This birthday card was another of the ones I created for my Sip ‘n Stamp evening. I love the varied leaf colors with this Beauty of the Earth DSP sheet. I started with a Misty Moonlight card base and dry embossed the front with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder. It’s hard to see in the photo, but in person, it adds a subtle texture. This folder is retired but the new Timber 3D folder is a great alternative. I layered the gorgeous leaf print on top of a Basic White frame to make it stand out. Before laying that frame down, I stamped my birthday greeting in the middle with Misty Moonlight ink. I die cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die.
For the center layer, I started with a piece of Basic White and used my Blending Brush to add a subtle layer of Misty Moonlight ink. Then I took my Water Painter brush, dipped in a drop of Early Espresso ink on the lid of my ink pad, and flicked that with my finger over the paper. Be sure to do this over a piece of scrap paper and away from your card pieces – it can be a little messy. But it adds an interesting texture. The tree branches were cut with an In The Woods die from Gold Foil paper. Since I had a 3’8″ piece of the DSP leftover, I added that to the inside of my card for more detail. You can also see the Pine Plank embossing detail on the inside front cover.
If I had to choose a favorite paper from the Beauty of the Earth DSP, I think this would be the one. I love the mix of Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, and Mossy Meadow colors in the leaves. Here are the supplies I used for this card.
I hope you are enjoying my Beauty of the Earth birthday cards. Come back each day this week to see more of them and get inspired to try making some yourself.
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