Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Trendy Trees Card - June Make and Take 3

I try to do at least one more masculine card per make and take, because masculine cards are always harder to create for me. So here is the masculine card for June. This card was inspired by a card posted by Susan Kirk on Stampin’ Connection.

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Accessories: 5/8” Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon, 5/8” Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions die

The card base is Old Olive cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. The front of the card was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions die. I really love all of the different Texture Impressions dies because it really adds wonderful pattern and texture. There are so many beautiful techniques that can be done using them as well. But for now let’s get back to the card.

The tree Tops from Trendy Trees were stamped on a 2” x 3 ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Always Artichoke, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie. The tree trunks were stamped in Chocolate Chip. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on a 1” x 3 ¾” piece of textured Pumpkin Pie cardstock. These two pieces were adhered to a 3” x 4” piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

A piece of 5/8” Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon and a piece of 5/8” Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon finish off the image panel which is then adhered to the card using Stampin Dimensionals. That’s it! I hope you enjoyed seeing this relatively simple masculine card.

Come back tomorrow to see a Very Vanilla card using the set Watercolor Trio!