Into The Forest

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration today. Heather Mitchell has created 2 amazing cards featuring tree stamps from our ‘Into The Woods’ forest stamps set…

Hello everyone…

I’m back today sharing a couple of makes for Visible Image and once again, I’ve used one of their fabulous new releases – Into The Woods.

The DT has already come up with some absolute stunning makes using this forest stamps set but I can’t seem to get away from making it look dark and moody!

The first card uses a mixture of mediums for the background and once dried, I’ve used the largest stamp from The Ripple Effect with a clear embossing powder to create another texture.

Forest stamps - visible image


To break up the sky, I’ve stamped Scripted Streets randomly in a deep brown as well as taking the stripes from the Stars and Stripe stencil and teaming it with Nuvo’s Hybrid Metro Grey ink pad.  As you can see, the circles from The Ripple Effect has resisted the ink and left a hint of a circle.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and mix elements of stencils with stamps

The wood landscape stamps are just fabulous.  Lovely and wide (they are A5 in width) you can layer them in different colours to create depth, or as I have done here, just used a black ink.  I can see these being hugely popular… especially if you add a hint of white embossing powder to resemble snow – a Christmas scene right there!!

Textures and tones are easily created by different mediums

To finish the card, stamp the sentiments onto grey inky card using a black ink pad and secure to the card using foam tape. Matt onto black and and attach to a card blank… et voila!

My second make today is really moody and quite haunting.

Forest stamps - visible image


The background is similar to the first one, generated exactly the same way.  When dry, I’ve die-cut a circle from card and used the negative to add grey Oxide Inks in Hickory Smoke and Iced Spruce.  I’ve used my finger to smudge the ink and once happy with the colouring, I’ve added Nuvo Aqua Shimmer in Glitter Gloss around the edges for a hint of sparkle. Once the mask has been removed, I’ve used Derwent Inktense pencils to add a little yellow to the edges.

The owl has been stamped in the same glossy embossing powder as the trees

The woods have been stamped using Wow’s embossing powder in British Summertime (excellent name for a grey!) and Ebony Superfine Black.

The detail on the large tree is just beautiful!

To finish, add a sentiment.  I’ve chosen ‘always listen to the voices in your head’ as I loved the font and felt it worked well with the moodiness of the card.  Add black ink to the edges and matt onto an olive green card before securing to a card blank.

And here’s the Visible Image products used in todays projects…

Into The Woods

Into The Woods - Forest stamps - Visible Image

Voices In Your Head

The Ripple Effect

Scripted Streets

Stars and Stripes Stencil

Check out the other DT makes on the blog using the new releases… they are all absolutely stunning!!

Have a good day and catch you next time…

H x

Really loving the dark and moody feel of these Heather! Awesome backgrounds too! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Heather’s fantastic projects over on her blog.

Our ‘Into The Woods‘ stamp set really is so versatile… whatever the season!

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We will be back a little later with stunning inspiration from Lanette!

Enjoy the weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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