The Hardwood Background stamp is perfect for masculine cards but don't limit it's use. Here it is teamed with a single flower from the Simple Stems Stamp Set. The colors of Very Vanilla, Early Expresso, Rose Red, and Olive were used on this simple card.
I used a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the card front in Early Espresso. This will add depth to the background.
The flower was stamped and then I "fussy cut" around it. Stampin' Dimensionals were used to pop up the flower. Again layers on your card add depth and interest.
I often use the Hexagon Punch to form banners. Check out the sentiment banner. Each layer was punched separately.
Stamp Sets: Simple Stems and Remembering Your Birthday
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red
Ink: Early Expresso, Old Olive, Rose Red
Tool: Hexagon Punch and Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Basic Metal Button, Linen Thread
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