Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures and Trees for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Mornin’, y’all!  Welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  This month, our theme is “Father’s Day or Masculine”.  I’m looking forward to seeing what all our talented ladies come up with – and hope you’ll spend some time exploring the hop when you’re done here!

I opted for a thank you card for our dog-trainer friend who helped me out with Finn last week!  He came over and essentially did almost 2 hours of private lesson/training with us, and then wouldn’t let us pay him a dime.  So…I figured a good handmade card – with an outdoorsy theme – would be just the thing.  I used some Lovely as a Tree images, with a little Woodland TIEF and Thankful Thoughts sentiments, on top of some new Wood Textures DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the new (coming on 1 June) Wood Textures DSP and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.  The middle panel is Very Vanilla and I stamped the pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in Always Artichoke.  I stamped it once and then again without re-inking, then inked up again for the third image.  Then I sponged the edges of the panel with some more Always Artichoke.

I SNAILd it to a Crushed Curry mat and then onto the card front.

For the small square, I ran a little square of Copper Foil thru the Big Shot in the Woodland TIEF, matted it on Crushed Curry and then SNAILd it to the card front.

For a little bit of oomph, I wrapped a piece of the new 1/4″ Copper Trim (1 June) around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I stamped a sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts set in Always Artichoke on a strip of Very Vanilla card stock.  I made banner ends with my Paper Snips, edged it with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off the card front, I tied a bow with two lengths of 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

The inside of the card started with a Very Vanilla panel.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped another Lovely as a Tree pine in Always Artichoke.  I stamped it off three times before stamping my panel.  Then I added a second Thankful Thoughts sentiment in Always Artichoke, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it where I needed it.

I SNAILd the panel onto a Crushed Curry mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a couple more Lovely as a Tree pines – I stamped it twice without re-inking, and then added some “ground” with my Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and then I added a little more of the Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this will be perfect for a man who spends most of his life in the great outdoors with his dogs, don’t you?  And – I think it shows yet another way that the Wood Textures DSP is going to be a wild crowd favorite this SU! year!!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Jari’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy
Linda Woodward Geiger
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Sue Prather
Amy Koenders

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The Wood Textures DSP and 1/4″ Copper Trim will be available on 1 June! 🙂


Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for tree-stamped panel); 2 1/4″ square  (mat for copper panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (Lovely as a Tree stamped panel); 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Wooden Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap  

Copper Foil: 2 1/8″ square (embossed front panel)

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures and Trees for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

  1. Really super masculine card, I love the inset copper piece, too. Great idea with the rest of the woodsy theme!

  2. I remember watching part of the construction of this card the other night. The finished product is WOWZERS!!!! I showed it to Perry and had the same sentiment, just in lower case 🙂 Off to the hop!

  3. That is just perfect Mary!! The woodgrain panel background is stunning with the greens and copper. Love every detail! 🙂

  4. Elisha

    What a wonderful card for a guy! The embossed copper is the perfect focal point! I love the envelope flap too – it looks so real! Thank you for always providing all of the details and cuts – very much appreciated!!

  5. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Really like! And perfect for the occasion!

  6. Mary

    Gorgeous masculine card. I love the embossed copper. It’s a time timeless card. Awedone!

  7. RitaR

    Okay, Mary, you have outdone yourself today (and that’s saying something)!! Wow! The Lovely as a Tree image in Always Artichoke paired with the wood grain layer and copper make a perfect masculine card! Even though I don’t have the new products you used, I am going to borrow your awesome idea of embossing copper foil in the Woodland folder …. my uncle is having surgery today and I want to make a “woodsy” card for him. Give my buddy, Finn, a pat for me …. I’ve really enjoyed the photos you’ve shared in recent days (especially that one where he was looking up at you with his head at an angle while you prepared a treat for him)!

    • Thanks very much, Rita! If you have the Woodgrain stamp, try using is to make a woodsy card front! And yes – the copper foil embosses very very well. Glad you’re enjoying the pics of the puppy!! Take care! 🙂

  8. juliejphoto

    One of these days I am going to post something un-complimentary, just so you know I can! Wow! What a great card. Love everything about it-wood, trees, copper. Can’t beat it, and you used them all with such artistic flair. Probably will have to case this one. I could just copy almost everything you do and never have an original idea, and have perfectly wonderful cards for every personality and occasion!
    One of these days though….(especially if you keep using that lemon-lime twist!) 🙂

    • LOL! You and Lemon-Lime Twist! I’m concocting a “special” card just for you! 😉 Thanks so much, Julie – that’s a very very nice compliment indeed!! 🙂

  9. Susan K

    Whoa! What a gorgeous card–and masculine at that! The copper embossed is a show stopper and combined with all the trees and woodgrain, it’s…well, I don’t have an adjective awesome enough to fit it! You never cease to amaze me!

  10. 2016stamper

    Great masculine card, Mary!

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