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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trendy Tree Masculine Card

I had been shopping this past weekend at Joann's. I ran in to pick up a package of beading needles. Did I leave there with just the needles? No, of course not!!! But I was a very thrifty shopper. I was actually looking for a piece of paper I had used and I wanted to get a replacement one. But with my great memory I couldn't remember what the paper looked like. I thought if I saw it, it would jog my memory but after looking at several dozen papers I realized I wasn't going to remember that one paper. But in my looking I found this cute tree paper that reminded me of the Stampin' Up! "Trendy Trees" set. I thought it was SO cute and there actually was a tree that looked SO much like the one I used as the focal point of this card but it got buried behind all the other layers. But that's ok, the other trees are cute enough to allow this one to blend in with them!!!

The background of this card is Old Olive. Then the next layer is the decorative paper. The Happy Birthday" came from the Stampin' Up! "It's Your Birthday" retired set. And the texture on that Bordering Blue piece is wheeled on using the "Rough Texture" with Bordering Blue ink. And finally the tree was done using Old Olive and Certainly Celery for the leaves and Basic Brown for the trunk.

This makes a great masculine card, doesn't it? Bright and cheery and yet it has a rough rugged look to it!! This was fun to make too. I used an old SplitCoastStampers Sketch for this one. It
was #157. I print them out each week and put them in a photo album so I can refer back to them when I am looking for a layout for a stamp I want to use. I LOVE making cards with lots of layers. It just seems to give the card so much more depth. And then once in a while I like to make a card with little or no layers just to show that you don't need a lot of layers to make a pretty card!!

Well, that's it for today!!! The blog is getting SO close to 800,000 hits!!! Soon there will be blog candy!!!

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1 comment:

Sara Paschal said...

Love this DP, your card is a beauty!