Thursday, October 21, 2021

Beautiful Trees

 Hello my friends! This is a second part to our birthday celebration from last weekend. I want to share with you the card I made for my hubby. I find male cards the most difficult to make. I want to put ribbon on every card I make but that is not their thing. 

So for hubby's card, I used the Beautiful Trees Dies. I just love this silhouette tree.

I started with a card base of Cinnamon Cider. I cut a 1 1/4 inch off of the card front to make a fun fold. On the inside of the card, I added a strip of the new Cork Specialty paper so that it is visible even when the card is closed. This paper is incredible! I know I have said it before but it looks and feels like real cork. My hubby even noticed it and thought it was real cork.

On the card front I added a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that I matted with a piece of Early Espresso. I added another piece of the Cork Specialty paper along the bottom of the Sahara Sand cardstock. I tore the top edge of the cork paper to make it look like the ground. On top of this I added the tree silhouette from the Beautiful Trees Dies set. I added a piece of adhesive sheet to the Early Espresso cardstock before I cut out the tree. That made it so much easier to attach the tree to my card front. I used the birds die from the same set to cut out the cute little birds from some Cajun Craze cardstock. I don't know if there are birds that colour for real in nature but I know that hubby likes that colour so that's why I used it. I added the birds to the tree with dimensionals.

I stamped my sentiment using Early Espresso ink onto a strip of Sahara Sand cardstock. The sentiment is from the One Happy Family stamp set. I also used the Banners Pick a Punch to cut a banner edge into both ends of my sentiment strip. I added this to my card front using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Beautiful Trees Dies

One Happy Family Stamp Set

Cinnamon Cider Cardstock

Early Espresso Cardstock

Sahara Sand Cardstock

Cajun Craze Cardstock

Cork Specialty Paper

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Banners Pick a Punch

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. My hubby was thrilled with it, especially the cork paper! Have you tried this paper yet? I really recommend getting it. It is awesome!

Stay well and keep creating!


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