I have a handsome, masculine card to share with you today. I really needed a suitable thank you card to give to my neighbor. You see, he was kind enough to cut up an entire tree that fell in our yard with his chainsaw. The tree didn’t even come from his yard! Needless to say, he saved us a ton of money and needed a proper thank you card to go with his gift.
The Rooted in Nature set is such a good one to have on hand to make either natural or masculine cards. I also think the Pinewood Planks embossing folder I used really ties in the rustic, wood theme I have going on this card. I started with a card base in Mossy Meadow. To get the appearance you see with the embossing folder, I inked up my Pinewood Planks folder with Soft Suede ink and ran it through my big shot using Gray Granite card stock. Inked and embossed all in one! I actually layered this embossed paper onto a layer of Sahara Sand because I thought it needed just a little something more to offset the Mossy Meadow.
Next, it was time for the stamped images. Everything but the Thank You is part of the Rooted in Nature stamp set. The Thank You is from the Accented Blooms stamp set and was stamped in Soft Suede and then punched out with the Tailored Tag punch. The Tree image was stamped in Mossy Meadow. The cut slice of a tree image was stamped in Sahara Sand and the little branches were stamped in Sahara Sand and Gray Granite. All of these were stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock. I used the Nature’s Roots Dies to cut out these images with the exception of the cut slice of the tree. There is no die for that so I simply fussy cut it. I added this to the card with dimensionals and added some Burlap Ribbon behind all the images. I finished it off with Gold Metallic Pearls.
I should make a few of these cards because it is a really good idea to have masculine thank you cards on hand. I hope this gives you some inspiration! I will be back again soon so share more fun creations!
Today I am getting ready to head to sunny Orlando, Florida for the awesome Stampin’ Up! Convention!! It is now referred to as OnStage and I am hoping I will have lots of new goodies to share with you while I am there!! Before I go, I wanted to share a quick and easy fall/masculine card with you. I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and showcased many of the gorgeous green colors we have available.
I am calling this a masculine card, but really I think it could be given to anyone. I also don’t think it is only a fall card either! It could easily be made more fall looking by changing up the colors. The card base color is Mossy Meadow. I layered the this with some paper from the Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack. I then chose to stamp various leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in the following colors: Mossy Meadow, Garden Green, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. When I saw how many beautiful green colors we have available I knew I wanted to show them off together! I cut out each leaf image with a circle that I though fit best from my Layering Circles Framelit Dies and some of my circle punches. I also cut a corresponding card stock color to the ink I used with the next biggest circles. I then layered them out in a group on the card. I added some Linen Thread twine behind all the circles and adhered them with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and was punch out with the classic label punch. I also cut out a Meadow Layer using the classic label punch. I cut it in half so I could add a layer to each end of the point. This makes it look like it has a full layer!
That is all there is to this card! You could make this one really quick of you need a card in a hurry.
Please check back here soon for updates regarding some of the goodies I get to see at Onstage. I would recommend checking on my Facebook and Instagram pages for the most up to date information as I won’t always be able to post things to the blog.
It is new catalog day! That’s right, today is the day you can order any of the new items you love in the new catalog. If you don’t have one of these yet then please let me know. I can get one sent to you! In honor of the new catalog I have a pretty card to share with you that highlights one of my favorite new stamp sets.
This card was made using the Rooted In Nature stamp set and the Nature’s Roots Framelits. It is a double stamp set and can be used for so many occasions. The colors used were the new Balmy Blue, the new Soft Sea Foam and the returning Mint Macaron. Don’t these colors look simply divine together? I added a little clear Wink of Stella on the leaves to give it some sparkle and I used the new Natures Twine in Mint Macaron to create an added focal point behind the leaves. I finished things off by adding some of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the card.
If you haven’t seen all the wonderful new items in the catalog then at least check out this fun video so you can get a taste of the fabulous new goodies available:
Now that you have seen just a few of the great items, it is time to shop! Head over to my website at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/thescraptree/ and click on the shop now button to get started!