I love this single stamp, Magnificent Maple. It is a gorgeous detailed image and the first one that came to mind when I found some card parts while I was re-organizing my room . The card parts I found where originally cut to make this card.
This was so fun to make. It is pretty easy and I have a couple of tips to share with you.
Sharons' Stamping Tip # 1 Are you wondering what DSP I used? The DSP (Designer Series Paper) is the Neutrals Paper Stack on page 152. I used a sponge and inked on some Baked Brown Sugar ink to cover up the white on the DSP. Kinda fun huh? Just a little sponging makes a big difference.
Sharon's Stamping Tip # 2 I colored the leaf using a cotton swab inked up in some fall colors(see the list below) and just randomly filled in the image. It was a quick way to add some color and achieve the look of a fall leaf.
Stamps: Magnificent Maple (131868), Four You, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Neutrals DSP Paper Stack
Extras: Sponges, Colored Rhinestone (retired)
So, does this fit the bill of a manly card? I hope so. If you need a stamp to help you make some masculine cards then Magnificent Maple may just be the stamp for you. If you would like to order it or any other stamping supplies head on over to my online store, I would love to help you and be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator..