Welcoming Woods Serene Forest Scenes

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two cards made with the retiring Welcoming Woods Stamp Set, one of my absolute favorite sets in the July to December mini-catalog!

This project was created while playing with ideas for my Sepia Effects Technique Class and they both feature forest scenes with a vintage look. I’ve used a variety of fun techniques to create these gorgeous projects with the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

On both projects I’ve heat embossed my trees and created an antiqued background by stamping with ink and a large acrylic block! Click HERE to see various blog posts where I’ve used this fun acrylic block technique.

For these backgrounds, I’ve used a combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Ink on my acrylic block.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

On this first card my trees are heat embossed in white and done some gold heat embossing as well.

An image from the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set (also retiring) was used to stamp and heat emboss the gold specks. I’ve also rubbed my Versamark ink pad along the edges of my focal piece and heat embossed in gold.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

For a bit of a fall twist, some of the lovely leaves from the Welcoming Woods stamp set were stamped in first and second inking.

The leaves are stamped so they look like they are falling and maybe even flying around in the air! They look like they are behind the tree trunks because the ink absorbs into the exposed watercolor paper and the heat embossed trees resist the ink so the ink simply wipes off the surface. I just love the look!

To add to the vintage look the script image from the Very Versaille Stamp Set was stamped in various spots in, first and second inking, using Early Espresso ink.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

Along the bottom of my focal piece, I’ve also added a bit of additional Soft Suede ink to ground the tree trunks at their bases. I used a Blending Brush to apply this additional color. A piece of Bakers Twine was wrapped around the mounted focal piece three times and overlapped for a pleasing look with a little bit of interest that’s also not too busy.

The white torn piece behind is dry embossed using the Timeworn Type embossing folder and mounted to the card with Dimensionals.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

My second card is done in much the same way as the first card with a few important changes.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

In some ways, this card is even simpler than the first one. As you can see I’ve eliminated the leaves altogether. For this version the specks are stamped in Early Espresso ink instead of heat embossed.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

The most obvious and important difference on this card is how I’ve heat embossed the tree trunks.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

I’ve actually used one of my favorite heat embossing tricks on this card.

This trick allows me to heat emboss in any color that I want. The trees here use Versamark with Sahara Sand ink and clear embossing powder to create the look you see here. The images are somewhat clear with a Sahara Sand hue to them. I just LOVE this look. Click HERE to see another blog post with a similar project.

Click HERE and scroll down to see a graphic that explains how to do this fun heat embossing trick.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

Here are my two cards side by side. Which do you like better? Hard to pick right?

Please comment below and let me know what you think.

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards featuring the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set!

Check out my 2 vintage style cards featuring serene forest scenes and the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set. Get this set before it's gone!

If you enjoyed these projects and want to learn more about creating cards with the look of Sepia you may want to check out my Sepia Effects Technique class.

Here is a sneak peek of the projects we made in this class:

Sepia Technique Class

Thanks for spending some time with me today! You’ll find dimensions and a complete supply list at the end of this post.

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


More Going On Now


Current Hostess Code:

YM6WSERA

Become a Stamp Club Member and get a Free Class-To-Go and Free Products!

If your order is $150 or more Do NOT use the hostess code! You’ll get hostess rewards AND Free Card Kits too!

Not sure how to apply the Hostess Code? Click HERE to learn more.


Click below to see the July to December 2021 Mini Catalog!

Jul to Dec 2021 Mini-Catalog

See the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog PDF by clicking on the photo below!

Click HERE to request a catalog if you intend to purchase Stampin’ Up! products through my online store.

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Cover

Project Dimensions:

  • Soft Suede Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Basic White or Sahara Sand Layer: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper Focal Piece: 2-7/8″ x 4″
  • Gold Foil Focal Backing: 3″ x 4-1/8″
  • Basic White Inside Piece: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Project Supplies:



Tags:

About Me Page

I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Posts

Bookmark & More with the 2022-2024 InColors!

May 14, 2022
Posted in ,
Check out the amazing new 2022 - 2024 InColors! In Today's post you'll see these colors featured on my InColor Bookmark and a set of 5 cards!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing projects made with the 2022-2024 InColors! I’ve got two projects to share, with multiple variations of each. The first project is my NEW 2022-2024 InColors bookmarks. The second project is a set of cards each of which features one of these new colors! Each year when the InColors come […]

May 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

May 2, 2022
Posted in ,
For the May 2022 Color Challenge I've made a simple, cute card with the NEW Limited Edition Stamp Set and Stylish Shapes dies.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and May 2022 Color Challenge For the May 2022 Color Challenge I’ve made a simple, cute card with the Limited Edition Stamp Set and Stylish Shapes dies. Both of these items are in the 2022 – 2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and will be available to purchase starting […]

Vintage Card with Masking and Embossing

April 30, 2022
Posted in ,
Today's project features masking and embossing techniques to create a gorgeous vintage card made with the Natures Harvest Bundle and more!

Today’s project features masking and embossing techniques to create a gorgeous vintage card made with the Natures Harvest Bundle and more! This card all started with a piece of “card salad” from when I was creating designs for my Faux Patina Technique class. So, what is “card salad”? Well, it’s simply the term I use […]

Acrylic Block Ink Smooshing Technique

April 28, 2022
Posted in ,
Today's project features the Acrylic Block Ink Smooshing Technique and the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set. Get it before it retires on 5/2/22!

Today’s project features the Acrylic Block Ink Smooshing Technique and the Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set. I just love the watercolor look that the Acrylic Block Ink Smooshing technique provides. There are so many ways to do it as well! For my background here I’ve used an “E” size acrylic block and applied the ink directly […]

Card Making Fun with the Heart and Home Suite 

April 16, 2022
Posted in ,
Todays card making projects feature the Heart and Home Suite. They include coloring with Blends Alcohol Markers, dry embossing and more!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two card making ideas with the Heart and Home Product Suite. My projects also feature coloring in with Blends Alcohol Markers, dry embossing, die-cutting, and some creative ways to use and make the most of your designer paper in your card making. In addition to the supplies you see […]

April 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop

April 4, 2022
Posted in ,
Check out the April 2022 Color Challenge. For today's Blog Hop I've created a beach themed window card with a little surprise inside.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and April 2022 Color Challenge! For the April 2022 Color Challenge, I’ve created a beach-themed window card with a little surprise inside. To be honest, I was less than excited with this month’s color scheme and yet I’m super happy with my project and hope you’ll enjoy it […]

Make 5 Simple Cards and Tons of Mini cards with the All Squared Away Bundle 

April 2, 2022
Posted in ,
Learn how to make 5 simple cards plus a bunch of adorable mini gift enclosure cards with the All Squared Away Bundle.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a set of simple cards made with the retiring All Squared Away bundle. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had making these simple cards, and the bunches of mini cards you’ll see in this post! There’s something so incredibly satisfying about making simple easily reproducible […]

Collage Stamping Technique with the Ranunculus Romance Set

March 19, 2022
Posted in ,
Todays projects feature collage stamping with the Ranunculus Romance Stamp Set. These are variations of my March 2022 color challenge project.

Today’s projects feature collage stamping with the Ranunculus Romance Stamp Set. These are variations of my March 2022 color challenge project. I had so much fun playing with the Ranunculus Romance Stamp set that I couldn’t help but make more than one collage as I played with the images. To recreate this card you’ll first […]

Stampin’ Up! Buy One Get One Sale

March 15, 2022
Posted in

Check out my Stampin’ Up! Buy One Get One Sale! I’ve got over 130 items to give away including stamp sets, dies, punches, card kits, and bundles! The number of items you can earn is only limited by how much merchandise you purchase!!! The sooner you purchase, the more items you’ll have to choose from […]

Stampin’ Up! Waves of the Ocean Projects

March 12, 2022
Posted in ,
In this post, you'll learn how to make two gorgeous cards with the Stampin' Up! Waves of the Ocean Collection of products.

In today’s post you’ll learn how to make two gorgeous cards with the Stampin’ Up! Waves of the Ocean Collection of products. I’ll be using a variety of techniques to create today’s cards in two different color schemes. The Stampin’ Up! Waves of the Ocean designer series paper includes a wonderful color palette with Calypso […]

19 Year Anniversary Happenings & Special Offers!

March 10, 2022
Posted in
19 Year Anniversary Special Offers

I’m turning 19! That is, 19 years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! Will you celebrate with me? To Thank YOU and celebrate this milestone, I’ve got some extra fun happening here at Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse and some special offers too! Here’s a summary of the festivities: Pay What You Want Limited Time Special Offers on: […]

March 2022 Color Challenge

March 7, 2022
Posted in ,
The March 2022 Color Challenge & Blog Hop color scheme just screams vintage elegance and the Ranunculus Romance Stamp Set is a perfect fit.

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and March 2022 Color Challenge The color scheme for the March 2022 Color Challenge is a gorgeous combination of two greens, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent combined with Rich Razzleberry. This color scheme just screams vintage elegance and I immediately knew the images from the Ranunculus Romance Stamp […]