Father's Day is fast approaching (next Sunday - AHHH), but I am prepared and have a great card to show you that will be a quick one to pull off. I gave it a masculine feel with fall colors, sponging and distressing. Sure, there is some ribbon, but it is a manly ribbon, check it out !
I used More mustard as a base, some DSP and very vanilla CS as well. The ribbon is espresso, and it doesn't seem too over the top for me. The technique for the Lovely As A Tree stamp is a wet watercolor.
MINI TUTORIAL ALERT : I soak my CS with a spray bottle, then I ink up my stamp (more mustard). Then I also spray my stamp until wet, and then stamp it down. The color spread nicely to create the base for the image. Then I wait for it to dry (or use my heat gun ... lol) and then stamp the darker color on top, in this case espresso.
It really is a easy technique that gives a little extra to the card. Have fun and happy stamping!!