I have the hardest time creating cards for the men in my life, how 'bout you? So, I had this "simple" card in mind, where I used a plain white piece of c.s. and stamped the big pine tree in Handsome Hunter (with choc. chip trunk). Then I stamped off on a piece of copy paper and cut it out and taped it over tree with removeable tape. Then, I used my Creative Memories oval template (love those!) and cut out an oval from the middle of the typing paper and layed the paper "template" over my white card. I stamped the smaller trees in the oval and sponged on Sage Shadow ink to fill the oval. To add a little more oomph, I sponged on Garden Green under the trees. It doesn't look this bad IRL, lol. My scanner deepened the colors.
And then I decided to step it up, so I trimmed the edges and sponged them with Chocolate Chip ink, punched the corners, and added a Word Window punch-out with some hunter twine & eyelet. The Birthday sentiment is by Papertrey Ink's "Butterfly Kisses"; and the trees are Stampin' Up!'s "Lovely as a Tree".