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Saturday, June 02, 2012

A Masculine Get Well

Lovely as a Tree has been a favorite set of mine for years and I'm always glad to see it back in the new catalogs.  It kind of gives you a feeling of "home" when you see it in the new catalog.  It's such a wonderful old "stand-by" set.  It can be used for so many occasions. I especially like to use it for masculine birthdays, get well cards and sympathy cards.  It works so well with all of those.

Today I made a masculine get well card.  The words are from the Delightful Dozen set.  I wonderful word set that covers a lot of occasions too.  

The background was done with the Dotted embossing folder. Those folders are a must have item.  They can really make a plain background look fabulous!  It dressed up this background just enough to keep it looking masculine!  

I was going to add a ribbon around the dotted layer behind the tree layer but I had to keep telling myself that it's a masculine card and I needed to keep it simple.  

I stamped the tree using Wild Wasabi ink and then I took the Early Espresso marker and colored in some branches and the tree trunk.  I added a little more to the branches after the image was stamped.  There were a few spots that really needed some brown and it seemed to have done the trick.  I think it turned out nice.  A perfect guy card!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Runs with Scissors said...

I love the card. Your tree looks fabulous. I'm babysitting my grandson at his house so I can't see the Lovely as a Tree Stamp, but if you added branches, it needed them. It came out perfect. And you're right about the ribbon. It's certainly not a frilly, girly card. Nice work.