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Lovely as a Tree One-Layer Card

One of the difficulties when I design a card is my tendency to layer.  I love layers of card stock on cards, and I guess I am a bit of a traditionalist.  Sometimes, however, it is time to break out of a pattern and try something new.  When creating cards for my All About Men Stamp Camp, I wanted to focus on less layers and different styles.  Well, this is one I came up with that was a big hit with my stampers.

Lovely as a Tree One Layer Card


You fold a base piece of card stock in half and then cut off about 3/4″ -1″ of the front piece.  You then layer a 1″ strip of DSP on the back piece.  The new Going Places DSP is filled with interesting and masculine designs, which made it a perfect back liner for this card.  Stamps I used included the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree and the background from You’ve Got This.  Colors were Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow.  The card was finished off with a button and thread.

Simple, classy, masculine, and economical!

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Work of Art Butterfly Card with New In Colors

Welcome, June!  It is time for a brand-new catalog season!  I am so excited about this new stamp set from the new 2014-2015 Stampin’ up! catalog – Work of Art!  It is such fun to use.  This is the card my hostesses made at my Hostess Appreciation Party last month.  We used the new 2014-2016 In Colors – Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, and Mossy Meadow.  Love, love, love those new colors.




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Wetlands Triangle Thinking of You Card

I love this color combination – Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, and Marina Mist.  It gives off a bold, masculine feeling – which matches the Wetlands stamp set.  This is a very basic card design – with very little frufru.  I live with men.  They are not impressed with frufru.

Wetlands-cherry midnight triangle

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Wetlands Embossed Woodgrain Card

Here’s a simple, easy card using the Woodgrain embossing folder and the distressing kit.  Sorry about the bad picture 🙁


Wetlands-torn woodgrain

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Wetlands Thinking of You Card

Quick and easy card today – I even had the embossed polka dot strip already set to go!  You could use this card for a masculine birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, get well, or for any other general occasion.  Just a little bit of sparkle on the side from the glimmer brad – Enjoy!

Wetlands-old olive polka emb

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Wetlands Alcohol Ink Technique Card

At last week's Technique Tuesday class, I taught my stampers a quick and easy technique using a clear block, dye ink refills, and hand sanitizing lotion.  Yes, you read that right – hand sanitizing lotion. 

I used a mini hand sanitizer (about 1 oz) and added 7 drops of Soft Suede dye ink refill.  I shook it up enough to distribute the drops of ink.  Then, I dropped about 5 or 6 drops on top of a large clear block.  I flipped the clear block on top of the center of my Very Vanilla card stock, pressing it lightly.  When I pulled away the clear block, it made a super-cool yet subtle design (more subtle due to the light ink refill I chose).  To speed up the drying, I used my heat gun.  Then I stamped the goose in Baked Brown Sugar right on top of the design (which I think looks a lot like grassy sand bar).

Here's the end result – the little droplets are just a bonus – my poor little goose was very nervous being photographed ;)

Wetlands Alcohol Ink Technique

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Lovely as a Tree Simple Swipes Card

If you don't have the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in your collection, you are really missing out on a classic!  I believe this is one of the oldest current catalog stamp sets available.  This stamp set is one of my go-tos when it comes to techniques!

At February's Technique Tuesday, I taught the Simple Swipes technique – oh so easy with a great watercoloring effect!

Lovely as a Tree-simple swipes

I used Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, and Marina Mist watercolor crayons and my AquaPainter to achieve this landscape effect.  I'll be making up a bunch of these to swap at Milwaukee Regionals. 

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