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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Birthday Tree

What's your "go-to" stamp set? You know, the one you choose time and again and you just KNOW that whatever you stamp, it'll be AWESOME. Do you have just one? Or do you have several that are your favourites?

I have several favourites (Gorgeous Grunge comes to mind), but I know that if I want to make a "man card", Lovely as a Tree is the set I'm going to choose.

For this card, I started off with a base of Early Espresso Cardstock and added a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock, partially covered with the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. All the layers were sponged with Soft Suede Ink.

The image was stamped using markers for the direct to rubber technique and was spritzed with water to give it a water colour effect.

I had to add some ribbon! I know most men don't like that "girly frou-frou stuff" but I figured a knot (not a bow!) wouldn't be TOO offensive - LOL!

Today is my little man's birthday - he's turning TWELVE!! I think I'll make him a more age appropriate card though...this one seems too grown up.

Check out the rest of the crew here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Early Espresso
PAPERS: Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Cardstock; Typeset DSP
ACCESSORIES: Markers, Ribbon, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back - love that your posting more regularly, because I check it out daily! Have a great day.


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