This super clean and simple card was made for the FabFri169 challenge due last week! I love the Fab Friday challenges because I get two weeks to work on them or fit them into my crafting schedule! You can check out the challenge blog here.

Below is the sketch for inspiration this week. Sometimes I loosely follow sketches and others I follow them to a T. Can you tell which I chose for this card? Ha! I’ve always wanted to use the tree slice image from Rooted In Nature as the main focal image and this was the perfect sketch for that!

Wondering how I made the wood slice so vibrant? I embossed it with clear embossing powder over Early Espresso ink! It’s a great way to add embellishment and pizzazz to a most masculine card.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image in Early Espresso and then cleaned it with my simply shammy. Then I inked the image up with versamark, stamped it down in the same place, and used clear embossing powder before heat setting. Finally I cut it out with my Layering Circle dies. Voila!

The linen thread I used is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. I wish I could order additional color of linen thread! It’s a great touch without being overtly frilly!