Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree Masculine Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Can you believe it’s not only Friday already, but it’s February.  January just flew by for me. Does anyone have fun plans for the weekend.

The ladies that come to my workshop asked for Masculine cards.  I struggle often with those, so I pulled out the Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set.  Here is one that I came up with for them to make this month.  Take a look.

I started by embossing a panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with my Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in my Big Shot.  I adhered it to an Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I took a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped it with one of the tree images from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I quickly sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I then started sponging colors to give it a bit of a sunset look.  I started at the bottom with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Inks.  Going up, I sponged with So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Inks blending them together.  I then used Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather and Night of Navy Inks for the top section, again blending them.  Once I was happy with the way it looked I adhered the artwork to an Old Olive mat using Snail.

I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock in Old Olive Ink.  I punched the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch and sponged around it with Old Olive Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.On the inside I stamped the tree image from Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off 4 times, on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Early Espresso Ink over the trees.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Old Olive card base using Snail.

To complete my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set on both sides of the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Doing the Sponging Technique every card will come out different.  I can’t wait to see how everyone’s comes out at my workshop.  Happy Stamping.


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Happy Stamping, Karen!


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″),          4 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 3/8″ X 2 3/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4 ” X 5 1/4″ (card front), piece for envelope flap


Product List

Heat Tool


Glue Dots


Big Shot