I cased part of this card from a swap I received from Kathy Griego at convention. I changed — the colors by taking out creamy carmel and adding more mustard and soft suede,– the template and the orientation. I made it into a quick and easy card for a Make n Take. I used the focal point of the card–the faux cattails technique. I would never have thought to use the horizontal slot puch to make cattails! Combine that with the grass stamp from Inspired by Nature and you have a quick easy focal point for a masculine card. I used Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper for the 5 1/4" x 4" background paper. After stamping the grass and adding the faux cattails on a 2 1/2" x 3 5/8" piece of Very Vanilla, I matted it with Always Artichoke and Soft Suede. If you change the greeting it becomes a Get Well or Thank You card. Hope you like it.

Inspired by Nature Masculine Birthday card

Here is a close up of the cattails:

Inspired by Nature Cattails Masculine Card Details


Stamp Set(s): Inspired by Nature (111656), Sincere Salutations (115068)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650), Always Artichoke (105119),Soft Suede (115318), Chocolate Chip (102128), Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper (115668)

Ink: Always Artichoke (105219), Basic Brown (104315)

Accessories & Cool Tools: Horizontal Slot Punch (105089), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)