Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lovely Tree for Father's Day

Do you struggle to find good images for men's cards? With Father's Day coming up that is an issue for many of us.  My dad will turn 74 the day after Father's Day this year.

Of course this card doesn't have to be for Father's Day. There is plenty of room in the corner for almost any sentiment you have. The sentiment for this card comes from a stamp set called Best Dad Ever.
The tree stamp is from everyone's favorite stamp set. I'm so glad that Stampin'UP! did NOT retire Lovely as a Tree. This set is so well loved by so many people - and of course, perfect for men's cards like Father's Day.

This was a pretty simple card to make:
*The tree is heat embossed in black
*the green color was applied with
and the tree trunk was
  colored with marker
*the brads were spaced to underline
  the word DAD

STAMPING TIP: The ink will not dry on top the heat embossed part of the image so be careful of smudges. Use a tissue to gently blot up the extra ink that has not adhered to the paper.

Colors on this card (all Stampin'UP!) are:
Crumb Cake - Early Espresso - Always Artichoke and Soft Suede marker for the tree trunk

Lovely as a Tree is now available in Clear Mount. With this new catalog Stampin'UP! is making ALL stamps (except for the small ala carte ones) available in BOTH wood mount AND CLEAR mount. Even the older sets. Just be sure you also have the right size clear blocks. See this post on How to Choose the Right Size Clear Block

Get your Stampin'UP! supplies here: You can order Lovely as a Tree and all your Stampin'UP! supplies HERE.  If you don't already have a Stampin'UP! demonstrator I'd love to be yours. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to shoot me an email if you have any stamping questions.

Happy Stamping

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