Nature’s Beauty

We have been driving to the foothills east of the central California suburb where we live, far from the chaos of the cul-de-sac, close to nature.  Oak trees and wildflowers grow naturally here.  Early fall temperatures have been so pleasant.
ezy watermark_11-11-2019_01-45-41pmFellowship with family adds to the sweetness of these trips.  And a memory I keep is the deer, who stand and and look at me as I pause to admire them . . .
ezy watermark_11-11-2019_01-44-56pm. . . Just like this beautiful stamp set. . . that I was reminded of, and would eventually purchase.  It was only a matter of time.

ezy watermark_11-11-2019_01-46-21pmThe set includes stamps of three adorable animals, each looking so profoundly peaceful, as well as accent stamps of trees, bushes, and grass.

ezy watermark_11-11-2019_01-47-04pm I have been using the Subtle Embossing folder quite often.  It adds interest without detracting from the focal point, which is the realistic images of these beautiful animals.

ezy watermark_11-11-2019_01-47-54pmMemories are sweet, and so is this Nature’s Beauty set, which sends my thoughts to the warm California afternoons of hiking through the brush, and pausing near streams, and just enjoying the day.

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For every set purchased, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to Mental Health Organizations.  I think that is wonderful.  And this is the perfect set to promote health and wellness of the mind and heart.  Do you agree?  Please leave a comment.  I really do enjoy hearing your thoughts.

Stampin’ Up! materials used:  Images from Nature’s Beauty stamp set;  Sentiments from Vertical Greetings stamp set; Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and envelopes; Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Crumb Cake cardstock; Early Espresso ink, Stitched Shapes Framelits and Stitched Rectangles dies; Subtle Embossing Folder, and Dimensionals adhesives.

Very Vanilla card base is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4”.  Dimensions for the layers:  First or largest Stitched Rectangles die was used for subtle embossed layer (5 1/4” by  4”).  Fifth stitched rectangle (3 3/4” by 2 1/4”) was used for the red layer and sixth stitched rectangle (3 1/4” by 2”)  was used for the deer image.  Largest stitched circle (3” diameter) was used for the green layer, then 2 1/2” diameter was used for the crumb cake and  2” diameter circle for rabbit image.  Largest 3” stitched circle image was used for the blue and 2 1/2” circle for the fox image.

8 thoughts on “Nature’s Beauty

  1. Serenity at its best. The card designs are uncomplicated which keeps the mind quiet too while making them. Kudos to Stampin’ Up! for recognizing mental health by donating a portion of the sales of this beautiful stamp set. Thank you for your designs.

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  2. Thank you. The cards are lovely and I would like to copy them. I have the stamp set and the Subtle Embossing Folder. Would you be able to tell me if the Vertical Greetings are a Stampin’ Up product. I am do not seem to find them in the catalog.
    Thank you very much.
    Elaine J Quinn

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  3. Thank you, Elaine, for your kind words. Vertical Greetings is a Stampin’ Up! set from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and is no longer offered. These retired sets can sometimes be found, though. Let know if you would like assistance with that. I am happy to help.


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