Thursday, 11 September 2008

Masculine tree card

I love this stamp set, these colours and this Designer Series Paper … and I quite like this card but it somehow feels a little unfinished. I should really have stamped some mushy words on the bottom right as it’s an anniversary card for my hubby. Perhaps I should reclaim it and sort it out?

To make the notch in the corner I used the ½” circle punch. Holding the punch upside-down, I just poked the corner of the cardstock in. In fact there’s a handy cross on the inside of the punch which makes it really easy to line up (in a good light!).

This Designer Series Paper (Brocade Background), along with all the other papers in the current Stampin’ Up!® catalogue, are retiring at the end of this month, so buy now while you can. They’re all fabulous quality and co-ordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s colours, for perfect projects. Click here for more details of this year’s retiring products.

The stamp set survives for the next catalogue; it’s Lovely as a Tree and a truly gorgeous set which is well worth adding to your collection. It’s great for masculine cards (and aren’t they always a problem?) and even for Christmas cards as there’s a lovely fir tree in the set.

Talking of gorgeous stamp sets, yesterday I took delivery of four new sets from the NEW catalogue! (Demonstrator privilege!) I haven’t had time to make anything with them yet but I’m itching to get stamping – there’s nothing like new stamps to make you feel inspired!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Earth Elements buttons, Linen Thread, ½” circle punch

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  1. This is simply stunning. I love your work.

  2. The corner punch around the button is perfection. But I'm curious how do you know it's a boy tree?

  3. Masculine cards are not my favourite to make. This one is very nice and I really like how you cut away one corner and put the button there. I'm sure hubby loved it! CC

  4. I love that set and need to buy it ASAP!! Great card, colors and layout!! =)

  5. gorgeous card. I always say this when I see this image, but it really is one of my favorites. love the button and the dp. wonderful!

  6. Ooooooh......this is really nice! great colors and that stamp is awesome!

  7. Great Card! This is one of my favorite sets.


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