Easy Masculine Card
I’m offering a make-n-take at Cottage Crafts on Saturday, November 2nd and thought an easy masculine card would be perfect! Stampin’ Up!’s “Lovely as a Tree” set has been around since 2001 which was also the year that I signed up as a demonstrator 🙂 I chose a color combination of Night of Navy and Marina Mist which I think also makes this card work well for a Christmas greeting.
I used the Ovals Framelits to die-cut a template for sponging the center image. I cut the template to 4″ x 5 1/4″ so it lays perfectly over the Whisper White cardstock cut to the same size. I used a Stampin’ Sponge to lightly sponge inside the opening of the template with Marina Mist. Whenever you’re sponging, be sure to go in a soft, circular motion to avoid any streak lines. With the template still in place, I stamped the row of trees in the same color ink, Marina Mist. I removed the template and stamped the tall tree in Night of Navy to the far left. I stamped the greeting from “Wetlands” in Night of Navy to the lower right. Sometimes, the darker blues don’t seem to dry immediately so you can turn the stamped carstock over onto to scrap paper and press down firmly to blot any excess ink. I layered the Whisper White cardstock onto the front of the folded Marina Mist cardstock (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″).
I really like this type of card for a make-n-take because the tree images are so versatile and work for a lot of different occasions. If I wanted to turn this into a Christmas card, I would choose a holiday greeting and add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the dark blue tree for some added sparkle 🙂
Lovely as a Tree (wood #128655, $27.95) (clear #127793, $19.95)
Wetlands (wood #126695 $21.95) (clear #126697 $16.95)
Marina Mist ink pad #126962 $5.95
Night of Navy ink pad #126970 $5.95
Whisper White cardstock #100730 $8.50
Marina Mist cardstock #119682 $6.95
Oval Collection Framelits #129381 $26.95
Stampin’ Sponges #101610 $3.50
Don’t forget that the Oval Collection Framelits are on sale through Monday along with a few other items that are part of the Weekly Deals:
You can purchase these items and more at my online store. Just click the “Order Online” link to the right.
If you are one of the first 5 customers to place an order (either online or by phone), you’ll receive this easy masculine card as a thank you from me 🙂