As soon as I saw the Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set I fell in love with the beautiful Birch Tree stamp. There is just something about the bark of those trees that fascinates me and this stamp captures that look beautifully.
To achieve the look I wanted, I actually stamped the tree on a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut the trunk of the tree out to use as mask when sponging the background. The hillside was sponged with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and the sky was sponged with Ranger Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. Once my sponging was complete, I stamp the beautiful quote from Aristotle and the little sparkles in the sky. A squirrel brad completed the look.
This closeup view shows the beautiful script of the quote:
Be sure to head to the SumMore Fun store where many of the stamps/products are marked down in price, like the Merry Nature stamp set I used for today's card.