Sending Thoughts for a Masculine Card that is Rooted in Nature for Retro Rubber

Great Autumn Card Featuring #RootedinNature, #SendingThoughts, #AllOccasion, #SecretstoStamping, #StampinUp


We are starting a new challenge at Retro Rubber and hope you have fun with the new sketch, There’s so many ways to interpret it! The only requirement is to use at least one stamp that’s older than a year (and please tell us how old it is or how long you have had it). My sentiment just met this requirement, since it came out in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and is now retired.  Rooted in Nature is a brand new stamp set with coordinating framelits that came out in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. This bundle has been a fantastic addition to my collection and absolutely perfect for Autumn cards as well as masculine cards all year long! This card will be sent to my son who just started law school so I wanted him to know that we were thinking about him.




My Secrets to Making This Project

  • This is a card that you can CASE easily. The trees were stamped with the same ink color with the ones in the background stamped off.
  • The trunk was stamped with Crumb Cake ink then the sentiment was stamped in Tranquil Tide. Once dry, it was fussy cut out and popped up with dimensionals.


Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Rooted in Nature, Sending Thoughts
  • Paper: Share What You Love Specialty DSP, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake
  • SU Tools: Nature’s Roots Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread


I would like to submit my card to the following challenge. Please check them out and play along with me:


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DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products


Sending Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Sending Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set




  1. Debbie, what a beautiful masculine card, this bundle is absolutely perfect for this types of cards and a must have!!!
    The slice of wood is just the perfect image to place your sentiment, really beautiful, love the fabulous line of trees in the background, so serene and regal, your son will treasure it.
    Awesome card, teammate.

  2. You had me tricked here, Debbie. I looked and couldn’t see a retro stamp but that’s because I hadn’t taken any note of the sentiment stamp when it was in the catalogue. I like the combination of colours you’ve used and the way you’ve stamped off the trees to get such a sense of depth.

  3. This is such a beautiful card Debbie, as always your layers and all the elements are wonderful. I LOVE the trees, amazing. Great use of my simple sketch. Claire x

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