Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Natural Birthday

When you think of Nature, Manly Men, Hikes and combine them... you can create a manly-man Nature Inspired Card for a Birthday Celebration!!
 
This fun and easy card pulls together with the inspiration of wood and trees, tied together with the a rough rope Natural Linen Thread (#104199).
Our awesome Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper (#126917) has wonderful shiny raised printed patterns on a heavy-weight paper.  This natural wood print is the perfect accent for this Lovely as a Tree stamped birthday card.
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650) makes for a clean base.  I think, if most men are like my husband, less is more - lol.... he likes it clean and simple (my Daddy used to say KISS - Keep It Simple S... illy - lol).
Stamping this Sassy Salutations (#126707) Happy Birthday with Versa Mark (#102283) and cover with Early Espresso Embossing Powder (#128980).  Heat Set with our Heat Tool (#129053) on this Natural Wood printed page.  It has a real feel of wood, too!
With our Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker (#131262 for the Regals Collection of Stampin' Write Markers) you can paint the grass and leaves on the tree to this card.
 
Using the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker (#119680) to color the tree trunks in.  I adore this Lovely as a Tree stamp set (#127793) - it's perfect for every season, nature lovers, holidays, fairy birthdays... oh, it's so lovely!
Natural, simple, celebratory wishes for a simple man and friend to our family. 
 
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Think Nature, Manly Men, Hikes and combine them for this fun card.  Join me in creating Manly,  Nature Inspired Card for a Birthday Celebration!!  Like with nature - keep it warm, simple and elegant.

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