Card & Cuppa Plus – Leaves from Rooted in Nature

Today I’m sharing the final project I haven’t yet shown you from my face-to-face classes. Everything after this point will be from virtual sessions.

This is from my Card and Cuppa Plus class and used the leaves from Rooted in Nature.

Leaves from Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I decided that this project should have a more masculine feel to it, so opted for to use the leaves from Rooted in Nature and the co-ordinating Nature’s Root Dies.

My colour combination is Mint Macaron, Pacific Point and Crumb Cake, with Very Vanilla. I wasn’t sure about the combination to begin with as I thought the Pacific Point would overwhelm the project. However, by only using the colour for the largest leaf, it works really well.

A masked area was inked using a Sponge Brayer and Crumb Cake to create the ombre effect. For some extra detail, this was then stamped onto with the leaves and a variety of different generations of stamping.

Leaves from Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One the mask was removed, a couple of pieces of Linen Thread were wrapped around the top and bottom to highlight the section.

The leaves in the centre are embossed and cut using the Nature’s Root Dies. The embossing was then enhanced by using a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

These were then attached to the project using Dimensionals to make them stand out.

Leaves from Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment from the fabulous Label Me Bold Stamp Set was added.

I think this project would look great in other colour combinations, from subtle through to brights.

To see the classes I’m offering during the pandemic, take a look at my current virtual classes and be sure to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ROOTED IN NATURE CLING STAMP SET (EN)NATURE'S ROOT DIESLABEL ME BOLD CLING STAMP SET (EN)CRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLINEN THREADSPONGE BRAYERSSPONGE DAUBERSSNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Time to Celebrate with Rooted in Nature

Card & Cuppa returned last week and we made this project using the fabulous Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

Time to Celebrate with Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I think this Stamp Set will take the place of the recently retired Lovely as a Tree for me.

The background uses the trunk section stamped in Crumb Cake before adding the leaves. All of the leaves were stamped off to use second generation stamping and give a more muted look.

For the first time, we used the Stamparatus at class and it was a hit! I’d pre-cut the trees using the matching dies and the Stamparatus helped to stamp the tree perfectly in Old Olive onto the shapes.

Time to Celebrate with Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Old Olive and the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set, along with the Classic Label Punch gave us our sentiment. By positioning it on the tree trunk, I think it made it look like a way marker sign that you find on walks in the countryside.

Time to Celebrate with Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of Burlap Ribbon to co-ordinate with the Crumb Cake, followed by the tree and sentiment, finish the look.

Don’t forget to make the most of the bundles on the retiring list, like this one, before 3rd June.

Book your place for a Card & Cuppa class by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount BundleRooted In Nature Clear-Mount Stamp SetNature's Roots Framelits DiesItty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp SetCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Cardstock5/8" (1.6 cm) Burlap RibbonClassic Label PunchStamparatus®Snail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape Adhesive

Rooted in Nature Bundle in purple and blue

Autumn is here and it’s the perfect time for the Rooted in Nature Bundle. Here is an example in purple and blue.

Rooted in Nature Bundle. Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, I’ve not opted for the usual oranges, greens and browns for this project. It’s great to mix things up a bit with non-standard colour combinations.

A lovely colour combination of Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue make this card suitable for anyone.

The Rooted in Nature Bundle has a lovely selection of 16 rubber stamps, including 6 sentiments, plus 12 co-ordinating Framelits.

The section of trunk makes a fabulous background for the gorgeous foreground tree and there’s no fussy cutting thanks to the Framelits.

Rooted in Nature Bundle. Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

I made a little hanging tag for the sentiment using the smallest sentiment in the Stamp Set and some Circle Punches.

I also used the fabulous new Take Your Pick Tool from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue to create the hole.

A long length of Baker’s Twine completes the hanging tag.

Rooted in Nature Bundle. Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Natures Root Bundle, and all of the other bundles are available at a 10%  discount in the Catalogues so make sure you take advantage of them.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount BundleBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadBlackberry Bliss A4 CardstockBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadBalmy Blue A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineTake Your Pick3/4" (1.9 cm) Circle Punch1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Introducing Grapefruit Grove

Here’s another project from my recent In Color Introduction class and this project is introducing Grapefruit Grove. You’ll have seen me use the colour previously.

Introducing Grapefruit Grove. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This uses the new Rooted in Nature Bundle from the Nature’s Poem Suite in the Annual Catalogue. It’s one of those sets that grabbed my attention straight away and I knew it just had to fall into my basket!

Here we’ve used the leaves from the Stamp Set and stamped them in Grapefruit Grove.

Using the co-ordinating Nature’s Root Framelit we’ve cut the smaller leaves and both embossed and cut the feature leaves. The texture these have is really stunning.

Introducing Grapefruit Grove. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Happy Birthday Gorgeous provides the sentiment and it sits in a circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits and a layer from the Layering Circles Framelits.

These all sit on a strip of matching Grapefruit Grove ribbon.

Introducing Grapefruit Grove. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love the colour combination of this project with Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party and Merry Merlot. It’s not the usual colour scheme you would use for leaves but I’m really pleased with how it came out.

It’s great to experiment with unusual colour combinations or change from what is perceived to be the norm.

To join us at a future class, check out my class timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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You can also join my team here.

Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount BundleHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetLayering Circle Framelits DiesStitched Shapes Framelits DiesGrapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' PadGrapefruit Grove A4 CardstockGrapefruit Grove 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain RibbonMerry Merlot A4 CardstockPool Party A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla C6 EnvelopesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals