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Monday, November 28, 2016

Masculine Christmas Card

Yes - it's Monday and I'm managing another blog post. Seems that's all I can do at this time of year is get a Merry Monday post done - oh well.... This week, Kathy has challenged us to make a masculine Christmas card. Check out all the great cards by the Design Team here.


Well, masculine cards are not my strength but I recently got the Spellbinders die set with the stag head, inspired by some of the stag cards I've spotted, including this one by the amazing Rosemary. Quite a few of the DT included a deer or stag so I think I'm good to go! Here's my card:

Masculine holidays
Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Grass Layering paper, Neenah,
American Crafts (Target dollar bin - plaid, woodgrain, foil), Authentique
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 20Spellbinders S2-221 Aristocrat Etched Die
Hero Arts DI198 Rectangle Infinity Dies and DC117 Fancy Holidays Stamp & Cut
Stamp - SSS/Hero Arts Stamptember "Happy Thanksgiving" (Happy)
Ink - Pine Needles Distress Ink; Other - foam tape, Copic, enamel dot

I really liked the effect of the embossing on the stag head and the label (hard to see on the white) - gave some nice dimension. The enamel dot was too light so I darkened it up with a Copic marker - worked great! Anyway, that's my attempt at masculine and it's going to a friend I like to call my neffie-poo. He's the son of a guy who's like a brother-in-law to me. Now it's back to decorating my Christmas tree - well, the first one (I have several). This one is a slender pre-lit artificial one that usually goes in the corner of the family room. I decided it deserved a turn in the living room :) Just needs some smaller ornaments towards the top and I'll be done!! It's really starting to look like the holidays indoors - outside it's raining and unseasonably warm, ugh.

Hope you're having a crafty week! Thanks for stopping!!

16 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Such a handsome card, love the plaid background!

Jean said...

Fantastic job on the challenge!

Betty Keefe said...

that plaid background is perfect for you handsome stag - i was thinking along the same lines with using plaid - we'll see what my brain concocts!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the green plaid and the die cut mounted buck!

laurie said...

Awesome card..love the plaid!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous masculine card Linda. the plaid is a perfect choice.

Cat Craig said...

Mantastic cards, colors and plaid! You ROCKED this!

Karen L K said...

I like your masculine card! Nice plaid and deer. Are you going to post any photos of your decor?

annewalker said...

Wow, that's a fabulous christmas card. I love it! Love the design and the short christmas messages on it. Perfect gift for the man of your life.

Greta said...

Beautifully put together & perfect for a guy, Linda!

Rosemary said...

what a fabulous design, linda!! love the way you put all the elements together!!! (i'm so tickled that I was able to inspire you!!)

Virginia Lu said...

How HANDSOME is this card, Linda! Love the use of plaid paper and images! The gold really sets of the design beautifully!

Bonnie said...

I love how that stag head is embossed as well as die cut! Great putting together of colors and paper for a fantastic masculine card! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Heather Doran said...

Oh wow what a perfect masculine Christmas card, Linda! Love all the layering of elements on the panel with the stag's head and the tartan background is gorgeous! Please send some of that unseasonably warm weather in this direction, but not the rain;)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Linda, your card is really fabulous -- LOVE the plaid and deer head! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday :)

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Linda, I love the mix of papers and colours.