I am playing along with a sketch challenge today.  In looking through my stamp sets for the one to use, I ran across one that I have not used in quite a while.  It is carrying over to the new catalog so I did not feel too bad for having snubbed it lately.



Yes the stamp set is Rooted In Nature, and it has the matching dies of Nature’s Roots.  This is for the Case This Sketch challenge #374.  It is a Retro Challenge, so the sketch has a different number on it. And here is the sketch.


I really think this is a great sketch.  It leaves a lot to the imagination.  The background could be very busy or very clean.  I went with the clean look.  And that is very different for me!

I used two of the new 2020-2022 In Colors, Cinnamon Cider is the card base, and Bumble Bee is the background layer.  I embossed the background using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I love the little bit of definition that folder gives.

The tree is from the stamp set.  I colored it using my Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  Markers are the must have for coloring directly onto the rubber.  The tree is cut out using the matching die.

The sentiment is one solid sentiment from the stamp set as well.  It is stacked on top of each other and I wanted to spread them out to give more focus on the sentiment.  So I used my sharp Paper Snips and cut each word out and then glued them down.

The embellishments are from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.  You know how much I LOVE and use little embellishments like this!  I chose to go with the Cinnamon Cider ones here.

I hope you will give this sketch a try as well.  I could do another one that would totally different.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a good Monday!


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