I need several masculine birthday cards for December birthdays. Lovely as a Tree is the perfect stamp set for a masculine card. I have been a demonstrator for five years now and I just purchased this stamp set this past summer. I believe this is one of the longest running stamp sets for Stampin’ Up! Now that I have used it I understand why it is so popular. The images stamp flawlessly.
I stamped it in Early Espresso and then using a sponge dauber blended Soft Sky for the wintery sky and a mix of River Rock (retired) and Crumb Cake for the ground. I used my Old Olive Watercolor Pencil to add some depth to the grass at the base of the trees.
The base of the card is Thick Very Vanilla card stock. The Wood Textures DSP paper stack provides the warm wood backdrop. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Brushstroke Sentiments.
I hope you have a fabulous week!