This week's sketch challenge on SCS gave me the opportunity to play with a beautiful new stamp I received from Innovative Stamp Creations. The nature inspired stamps they have are simply beautiful!! I definitely will be picking up the Serenity stamp from the latest release this week - it's just stunning and reminds me so much of the boardwalk up to the beach at my parent's house.
Tomorrow is my father's birthday (and my mother-in-law's - how funny is that?!), so I thought this beautiful stamp would work well for a masculine birthday card. The stamp set is called, Birch Tree Paintings. I stamped the image using on Watercolor paper and used ink pads to color the tree. I sort of forgot when I was coloring that tree was a birch tree - oops. So I took my Fresh Snow & Vintage Cream ink pads and colored over the tree to mute the browns and make it look more birch-bark like. I think it worked pretty well.
Check out the Innovative Stamp Creations blog to see all the lovely samples their design team has made with the newly released stamps - truly inspiring!! :) A huge thanks also to ISC for being such a great supporter and donor to Stamping Around!!
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink), Watercolor paper (SU!), Patterned Paper: Kate Collection (Crate Paper), Stamps: Birch Tree Paintings (Innovative Stamp Creations), sentiment from Father Knows Best (Papertrey Ink), Ink: Stazon, Accessories: Copper brads, aquapainter & ink pads