Dec 09 2019

A Rustic Birthday – by Holly McMillen

Good Monday morning.

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Holly starts our week off with a wonderfully rustic birthday card.  Holly used die cut trees from our O Christmas Tree set on this card and I am blown away by what a gorgeous rustic birthday card this works up into. I love it. Take a look:

I love this fairly simple card – easy to create, yet so pleasing to the eye!

The woodgrain paper is a perfect backdrop for those distressed trees.

I’ve always enjoyed monochromatic color schemes and this one in brown tones is perfectly rustic and perfectly lovely!

Holly tucked one tree behind the border strip and another behind the sentiment strip, creating just enough elevation for interest.

A bit of burlap string and a few copper brads are the only embellishments.

A beautifully rustic birthday card for guy or gal alike!!!

You can find Holly’s post on her blog here.

Holly used:

Stamps: O Christmas Tree by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Birthday Sentiments by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Dies: O Christmas Tree by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Paper: Wood Textures by Craft Consortium

Cardstock – White, Kraft

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Antique Linen , Gathered Twigs – ON SALE!

(distressed with Sponge Daubers)

Ribbon: May Arts Burlap String – Antique Gold

Adhesives: Scor Tape, 3D Foam Squares

O Christmas Tree by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

I love how the winter tree in this set worked so well for Holly’s rustic birthday card today.

There are actually 3 sets in our O Christmas Tree series, the 3rd being Wonder of Christmas Sentiments.

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Birthday Sentiments by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

We all love the wonderful array of sentiments available in this birthday set.

This set is a companion to our original Birthday Blessings.

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Wood Textures by Craft Consortium

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