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8/26/20233 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

I was intrigued by this stencil the moment that I saw it, and was thrilled when it arrived. I decided to have a play on kraft cardstock, and as that lends itself to masculine cards this card was pretty much certain to end up that way.

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base:5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face: 5.25 x 4

Small Scrap of Kraft Cardstock for Sentiment

Piece of cardstock for diecut leafs.

Card Face:

This is a two part stencil: I secured the "leafy" stencil to the card face, and applied ink in three different greens, just to add visual interest.

I removed that stencil and replaced it with the one that is for the tree trunks and applied a medium dark brown, concentrating ink more on one side than the other.

Using a white gel pen, I added pattern to some of the trees.

I brushed ink onto the edges of the cardstock, using the colour that I had used for the tree trunks


I stamped the sentiment on kraft and heat embossed it in copper. I cut this out with a small oblong die.

I cut a narrow strip of kraft with angled ends, just about 1/8" wider than the oblong. and then added copper embossing to the bottom portion of it.

I glued these two together, leaving room on the right of the strip.

I die cut the leafs from a piece of kraft cardstock. To make these more noticable on the card face I heat embossed the entire diecut with copper.

I looked through my ready-to-go binder and decided to use the brown rectangle to add dimension and contrast to the design.


I centered and glued the card face to the card base.

I glued the brown rectangle onto the card face as shown.

I glued the leafs in place over the rectangle, as shown.

I added a piece of dimensional foam tape to the back of the sentiment and put it in place, to the left of center.

I added a metallic bead to the end of the sentiment strip.

At this point I felt the card was too flat, it lacked something.... but what?

I added faux stitching around the card face using a white gel pen, and felt that it was an improvement. So I continued: I drew a stitched line on the sentiment piece just above the copper embossing, and around the copper leaf die cut .

Final thoughts:

The white stitching really help to "spunk up" this card, and it worked well because of the patterns that had already been drawn on the trees with the same pen.
The copper embossing isn't showing up well in this picture, but it's very effective in the design.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they can be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Layered Simple Trees, A Colorful Life Designs

Die: Vine Wafer Die, Simon Says Stamp

Ink: Stampin’ Up!


Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Versa Mark Embossing Ink: Simon Says Stamp

Copper Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp

Stamping Platform::Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Gel Pens:

Kraft Cardstock:

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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