Steps to Serenity

Hello my stamping friends, today I have an inspirational stamp set to share with you called, "Steps to Serenity".  This stamp set has two beautiful images with several inspirational sayings that are often referred to as slogans ;).  
UPDATED 9/13/17: I schedule my blog posts a week or so in advance.  I also live in SW Florida and we just went through Hurricane IRMA 2 days ago.  Thank God our home made it through (unlike hurricane Charley in 2004) so we are beyond grateful.  We also somehow have power whereas the majority of people in our area do not...another blessing (for us).  So while we were spared, so many others where not and our hearts hurt for them.  We have opened our home for showers, hot meals, just to cool off for a few hours or anything else we can do to make friends and family more comfortable during such a terrible time.  So this post (which was scheduled pre-hurricane) is aptly named Steps to Serenity.  I pray that all of those affected in Florida and other states and countries are able to find some serenity through all of this chaos and loss.  God bless everyone.    

I used my go-to favorite distress inks to watercolor the background.  (Tip: Before starting to watercolor I used painters tape and taped off the edges so the image would have a white border around it).  Once the background was dry the "sun" was created by using a clean paint brush and plain water and removing color from the background.

The tree was stamped using black Versafine ink then I added a little more shadowing with more distress ink and a slightly damp paint brush to get a more saturated color.
The "Serenity" die cut is from our new Gratitude word dies set you can see HERE.

To complete the card I matted the image on black cardstock then onto a soft yellow card base. 

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Steps to Serenity  Gratitude Word Die Set

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