Today’s card is masculine birthday card featuring the Lovely as a Tree and Four You stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! I love how well this set lends itself to water coloring. The tree image can be a beautiful springtime card, or a fall beauty depending on the colors you choose.
The Lovely as a Tree stamp set has withstood the test of time, and it is easy to see why. I would love to hear how you have used this stamp set in you creations. Also, if you are a fan of my work, why not have my posts delivered to your inbox automatically. Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.
I started my card today with an Old Olive card base, which I heat embossed using the leaf stamp from Lovely as a Tree. I used Versamark ink and clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to create the lovely tone-on-tone leaf pattern for my background.
Next, I stamped the tree image on water color paper using Stazon Black ink. I used my Classic Stampin’ Pads in Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise and my aqua painter to color the stamped image. I’ll let you in on a little secret, I accidentally got a smudge of tempting turquoise ink on the edge of my panel… so I used my Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Marker to color around the edge of the panel to cover it up! Remember, there are no mistakes in stamping, only happy accidents. LOL.
Once my art piece was finished, I layered it on panels of Pistachio Pudding and Soft Suede card stock and adhered it to the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue. Then I punched two ovals in Soft Suede using the word window punch. I punched them a second time to shorten them, then I added candy dots from the neutrals collection. I used a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side of the punch and liquid glue on the right side because my layered panels were quite thick.
For my sentiment, I chose the “Birthday Wishes” greeting from the Four You stamp set. I stamped it on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink and then used my hexagon punch to create a banner. I inked around the edges of the sentiment using my sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink. Next, I adhered the greeting to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and multipurpose liquid glue on the portion that overlapped the stamped panel.
To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped the tree image from Lovely as a Tree on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink.
This card is going to be perfect for my dad’s birthday in a couple of weeks. He loves the outdoors and admires all the old trees around the lake near his house when we go for walks together. I hope you have enjoyed today’s project. If so, please pin it to Pinterest. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts. Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button. I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.
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Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: Old Olive – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Panels: Soft Suede – 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel; Pistachio Pudding – 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ panel; Water Color Paper – 3″ x 3″ panel; Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside of card)
Sentiment/Die Cuts: Very Vanilla – banner for greeting
Another stunning card Heather! This is just beautiful…sorry probably not the right word for a guy card. 😉 I love the colors and the stamping on the panel behind your focal image too.
Very nice card! I like the way you used the window punch to create ovals tabs to tie it all together. Nice job!
Heather ….. just found your blog. Loving all your inspiration. You can never go wrong with Lovely as a Tree. Just beautiful.