Sorry I made you wait so long for this card. I forgot to post it. Sorry! I made if for a special project, that’s why it’s an unusual size.

The card base is a 6 1/4″ square in Basic cardstock, followed by a 6″ square of textured Basic Black cardstock.

A 5 1/4″ sanded square of To the Nines Specialty Paper was adhered to a 5 1/2″ square of Sahara Sand cardstock. I actually got my sewing machine out for this one and zigzag stitched around the edges with black thread.

The card already went out, so I am not quite sure about the rest of the paper sizes. But it looks pretty easy to figure out. I just stamped the tree from the set Branch Out in Black Stazon on Sahara Sand cardstock, added leaves in Always Artichoke and sponged the edges with Artichoke after distressing them with the Cutter Kit. It was layered on a black scalloped rectangle I had cut with Nestabilities. The edges of the main images were paper pierced (what else).

The ribbon is from May Arts and was wrapped around the Sahara/Designer paper twice. I stamped the B from Schoolbook Serif Alpha in black on Sahara Sand, punched it out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch, paper pierced and sponged the edges with Always Artichoke. It needed a little more, so I stamped the B again the same way, cut it out and mounted it over the first b. (The b is for my name….the receiver of the card likes to call me B).

The sentiment Good times comes from the stamp set Many Happy Returns. It was stamped in Black on Sahara Sand, was punched out with the Window Word Punch and sponged with Always Artichoke. The two brads are Build-A-Brads. I added 1/2″ black cardstock circle punchouts in them and placed them on the top right to finish off the card.

I have a workshop today. My first one over two years outside my house. Wish me luck! I hope I don’t forget anything…


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

39 Responses to “Branch Out – Masculine Version”

  1. Beautiful! There are so many things to do with this stamps! I love it!

  2. LOVE this card. I think all black is so elegant. I love that stamp set and must get it soon. Great job. I’m sure I’ll be ‘lifting’ this idea ver soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Very beautiful guy card!

  4. What a beautiful card. Love the subtlety!

  5. very nice! I love your cards, they just keep getting better and better, more amazing and detailed.
    Keep up the amazing work!

  6. Wow, what a stunning card!

  7. Oh MY Beate…this is stunning! I love the deep rich masculine feel.

    Hope your workshop goes really well!

  8. This is lovely, so warm! I know you made someone very happy with it!

  9. Oh my gosh, Beate !!!!! This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!!!!!! Love it, love it, love it !!!!

  10. This is gorgeous!!!

  11. WOW! I love the monochromatic design for this! Very masculine and very cool!

  12. Wow….There is a very warm and peaceful feel to this card!

    I love nature and I just love your card!

    Smiles & Cheers,


  13. WOW! I am so impressed with this one. It looks incredible! Love the colors, design and how you used the Branch Out set. Isn’t it a great one? I used it for your Weekend Sketch – just need to post it so I can share a link.

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Cindy :)

  14. This is great! I love the colours!

  15. This is stunning! This set is DEFINITELY on my must have list!

  16. WOW, a very impressive card!!

  17. So fabulous! I have such a hard time with masculine…I love all of the little details on this card. It’s perfect.

    Had to mention our visit on my blog….

  18. Wow Beate! This is stunning! I LOVE everything about this card! Fantastic job girl!


  19. Fabulous masculine card. I love the colors, tree and the layout. Awesome Beate.

  20. Thud!!! Beate this is gorgeous – every little details, the color combo, all of it is just gorgeous!

  21. This is such a STUNNING masculine card, Beate!! I love the colors, sewing, ribbon….everything!! Wow, wow, wow!!

  22. Great card! I love the layout. Perfect masculine card!

  23. This is wonderful Beate… one of the nicest masculine cards I’ve ever seen. You really make that stamp set shine!

  24. Wow! Beate: this card is fab! Love the colors and that tree stamp is beautiful too.

  25. What a wonderful card. I love it…so masculine without being too harsh.

  26. This is Beautiful Beate!

  27. wowza! I am completely in LOVE with this card! love love love it!

  28. Beate, what a great card, you have inspired me to create one of my own. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

  29. Beautiful! I love the masculine feel.

  30. I really loved the color combos for both this one & the last one. Gorgeous!

  31. Holy Cannoli! You’ve outdone yourself once again!

  32. THis is a wonderful masculine card, Beate!

  33. Gorgeous card!! Love the masculine feel you’ve created here!! TFS!

  34. Beautiful, love the green and black combo, so stuning, neat stamp!

  35. Wow! this is gorgeous!

  36. LOVE this!!! glad to have you back! :)

  37. Hi Beate,

    I have been watching your blog for a while now and I have to say this card is absolutely beautiful. I just love the tranquility of the whole card and the colour is wonderful, so peaceful to look at.
    Bohemian Gypsy

  38. What a beautiful card!!

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