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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Masculine Trees Bday Card

Created this Birthday card with a masculine look & with a Nature theme. Used VersaMark & Recollections Snow embossing powder to heat emboss the Hero Arts trees Tim Holtz cardstock. Stamped HA sentiment on yellow cardstock.

Distressed the cardstocks using: TH sander, paper distresser & Distress Ink. Used Kraft cardstock to frame the Trees using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die and the Paper Studio Woodgrain embossing folder.

Supplies List 

embossing: Recollections Snow emb powder  the Paper Studio Woodgrain emb folder
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa  Versamark
paper: cardstock - brown Kraft, yellow
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Rectangle
stamp: Hero Arts - Trees, HA CL582 sentiment
Tim Holtz:  cardstock - Walnut Stain  Distress Ink - walnut stain  paper distresser  sander

 Entering this into the following challenges:  

4/7 C.R.A.F.T. Ch305 Insp Pict 5E(#3) 4/2   Insp color yellow


4/7 Simon Says Stamp Wed Happy Bday   5E(#4) 4/1

4/11 Pile It On #63 Die Cuts and/or Punches UE 4/5

4/12 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Anything Goes Ch#52 UE 3/30

4/12 Kraft Journal Ch#218 Earth Day - Nature  2E(#2) 4/6
4/12 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: A is for  5E(#2) 4/6  A is for Aspen Trees
4/12 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch - Bdays  2E(#1) 4/5

4/13 Dies R Us Ch23 One for the Boys 3E(#1) must use a die cut 4/1
4/13 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#146 Anything Goes UE 4/7

 4/25 Inky Chicks Ch#49 Stitching (real or faux)  4/7  faux stitching - Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle frame


  1. Super masculine card! I love the look of the trees!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

    Small Bits of Paper

  2. There's just something about birch this, Melissa! Thanks for helping us celebrate our birthday this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Great card - love the colour scheme.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  4. Great masculine card! I love all the texture you've added. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda :)

  5. This is beautiful and perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for joining us at The Kraft Journal.

  6. This is gorgeous! Love the image and paper! Thanks for playing along with Loves Rubber Stamps this time around!
    Hugs, Dangina

  7. What a great masculine card! The trees look awesome against the dark background! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  8. Love the simplicity of this masculine card Melissa! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ONE FOR THE BOYS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  9. Wonderful card! The embossed background adds a great touch! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  10. Thank you for entering our 'die cuts / punches' challenge at Pile It On with this fantastic card. Lovely layout and a beautiful theme. I hope you will visit us again soon.
    Anna xxx

  11. How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Anything Goes Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  12. I adore this gorgeous card. Perfect masculine card, but can be used for anybody!
    Thanks for linking it up to our "Anything Goes" challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. Have a great day, and HAPPY CRAFTING!

    CDD DT Member