Lovely as a Tree Masculine Card Swap

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I participate in an annual masculine card swap each year just to get the ideas. We all need cards that the guys in our life might like. I decided to use a tried and true stamp set for my card. Lovely as a Tree. I also used the soon to be retired Teeny Tiny Wishes for the greeting. You might notice a neutral color palette with a splash of color with the Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party strips. Perfect for a masculine card. This is an awesome card layout. You could use this with completely different colors and a different feature stamp for a kids card or a feminine card idea. You just can't miss with this strong layout. Give it a try!

Card Basics: Crumb Cake base
Top Layer: Crumb Cake 5 1/4" x 4"
Tree panel: Very Vanilla 3" x 2 1/2"
Tree accent: Soft Suede 2 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Color accents: Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz strips (1" to 1 1/4" x 3 3/4")

Ink: Soft suede for tree and greeting
Accent: Use markers from the Subtles Stampin' Write set (Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz)

Stamp set: Lovely as a Tree & Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ribbon: Crumb Cake 3/8" Classic Weave

Stamp tree towards one side of Very Vanilla piece using Soft Suede ink. Then using markers add ink directly to a D clear block and huff on ink to add moisture. Stamp over the tree to add subtle green and blue streaks.

Stamp the greeting of choice in a place on the top layer (Crumb Cake) that will get covered by the other pieces. Punch it out using the Classic Label punch.

Layer the top layer onto the card base using Dimensionals. Adhere the Soft Suede accent piece with equal spacing on three sides (top, bottom, and right side). Approx. 1/2"

Next adhere the green and blue cardstock strips over the end of the soft suede piece matching the space from the right side to the left side (approx 1/2")

Take a small piece of ribbon and make a loop. Secure the ends together and tuck them under the tree piece.

Attach the greeting piece under the ribbon and secure under the tree piece as well.

Attach the tree piece over the Accent pieces using Stampin' Dimensionals.

128655s Lovely As A Tree Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128655

128748s Teeny Tiny Wishes Wood Stamp Set 128748

141491s Classic Label Punch 141491

120953s Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 120953

115318s Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 115318

101650s Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 101650

131201s Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 131201

122924s Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 122924

126978s Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad 126978

131266s Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker 131266

131904s Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker 131904

144162s Crumb Cake 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon 144162

104430s Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

144108s Mini Stampin' Dimensionals 144108

104332s Snail Adhesive 104332