Friday, March 7, 2014

Lovely as a Tree, STB & FM150

Hi there, Friends! The other night my stamp class got together, and the theme this month was birthday cards. We made four different styles, but this one, the masculine style, was by far my favorite. I features the classic Lovely as a Tree stamp set. You can never go wrong with this set!

I'm playing along with the "Anything Goes" Birthday Challenge at Seize the Birthday. I hope they don't mind me entering twice in one week! I'm also playing along with the challenge at Friday Mashup, to make a masculine card, though I didn't "mash it up" with stitching.

Both the sentiment and image were stamped in Black Stazon Ink onto Naturals Ivory Card Stock. This card stock is a great alternative to watercolor paper. It's just about as sturdy, won't easily pill and is much less expensive. We colored the tree in with ink pads and an Aqua Painter. The base of the card is Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock, which adds some more texture.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Express Yourself
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper: Venentian Romance
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Antique Brads

Thanks for paying me a visit today! 


Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love all the texture you captured in this fabulous birthday card. I always forget about this image, but you helped to highlight how effective it is. Gorgeous

Darnell said...

So pretty, Sandy! This has always been my favorite tree image and it's nice to see it used again!! Hugs, Darnell

Sian Ridley said...

This is beautiful :) I think it would probably qualify for the current challenge at The Card Concept too...

JoAnn said...

Great masculine card. I struggle with masculine cards, but yours is just perfect.Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

Jodene said...

This is such a great card and perfect for a masculine card although it would work for a girls card too! Love the watercolour effect on the tree. Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday this week.

Heidi Baks said...

Lovely! New life to an old stamp... makes me want to pull mine out again. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lisa said...

Beautiful! I love how the tree is colored and the papers you chose look so nice together, with the embossed panel adding great texture!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

hollybeary creations said...

This is so pretty I love the coloring on your Tree image. Really stands out. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.