Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A Tree for Him - Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature

 It seems that every month I have need of one or two masculine birthday cards and I just never have any in my stash.  I need one, I make one, I mail it out.  Repeat over and over.  This month is no different but the team over at As You See It Challenge has made the process a bit easier with their challenge of making a masculine card with various elements like embossing folder, twine, die cut and earth tones.  It really helps me to have a bit of a focus with supplies and I really like how this one ended up with lots if interest coming in the form of texture.

  I started this card with a Crumb Cake base then topped it with a layer of In Good Taste DSP in a fun burlap-y/fabric texture.  I cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider with the Nested Label dies and then embossed it with on of the Greenery embossing folders.

  I stamped the tall tree from Rooted in Nature in Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then die cut it.  It's popped on dimensionals to one side.  

  On the other side of the label I adhered a bit of twine and then layered my copper embossed sentiment strips over it also popped on dimensionals.  A change in sentiment could make this a masculine card for other occasions as well.

  Finally I added a few Cinnamon Cider enamel dots around the grouping.

  That wasn't so bad getting a masculine card made with a lot of help from the challenge.  Now how to get some masculine cards in the stash??

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Rooted in Nature, Itty Bitty Birthdays

Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark

Paper: Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, In Good Taste DSP

Accessories: Nested Label dies, Nature's Roots dies, Greenery embossing folder, copper embossing powder (retired), twine, dimensionals, In Color enamel dots


  1. Great job with the ingredients! I love the warmth of the texture you've incorporated. Rooted in Nature is usually my go-to set as well for many things, including masculine cards. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

  2. Fantastic card, Amanda! I really love the mixtures of textures. This is a keeper for me.

  3. I love it!! I know they feeling for ever needing a masculine card. That is why I originally started playing along with the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge!! Now I am on their design should come play along!!!

  4. I'm revelling in the texture you've created in this masculine design, Amanda! And I love how you've presented the twine element! Thanks for using our recipe at As You See It Challenges!

  5. This is a great combination of elements for a masculine card Amanda! Lots of texture and the Cinnamon Cider colour adds a wonderful warmth to the neutral tones too. Love it! Thanks for playing along with our recipe challenge over at As You See It this week!

  6. LOL...that's my method too...need one, make one, mail it out! Good idea to have a few masculine cards on hand! I love that you used these DSPs and the way you added the twine! Very cool! So happy you played with our masculine challenge this week at As You See It!


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