Happy Earth Day everyone! I hope you all were able to spend some time today enjoy the beauty of creation. There’s a brand new tree spending the night in the garage (it’s supposed to frost tonight) and it will be making its home in the backyard. It’s a weeping pussy willow. I’ll post pictures soon. For my blog post today in celebration of Earth Day, I decided to post a few nature-themed cards that I’ve made.
The eye-catcher on this card is a decorative label from a paper pack, which I stamped with the quote “In all things of nature is there something of the marvelous” by Aristotle. I kept the background simple since the label is the focal point. And a flower is the final embellishment.
This nature card features stamps from one of my favorite companies, Memory Box. They have great images with simple, clean lines. I stamped the flower and word collage stamp with markers and then overstamped the ferns with multiple shades of green inks. It’s layered to some patterned papers and a little “nature tag” adorns the ribbon wrapped at the bottom.
Card #3 is one of my favorites of all time cards. The paper came from the Que Sera Sera collection that I used for Easter. I stamped the quote ‘Nature is the art of God” and matted it to the decorative paper. From there, I layered on transparencies, diecut flowers and butterflies, and such to give it a collage feel – almost like a modern take on a curiosity cabinet. You can click on the photos for a larger image to see details.
May we all remember to touch the earth with kind and gentle hands today and always.
Blessings to you,