Thursday, December 27, 2012

Man Cards

Today I have two masculine cards that I made recently to share. I have two brothers-in-law who celebrate their birthdays this time of year.

This first card I made using scraps from my November calendar pages (which I will be sharing very soon, I have one more to give!)  I did this one for two challenges: the 12/9/12 card challenge at My Scraps and More (use chipboard) and the 2nd day of Christmas challenge at Frosted Designs (use two stamps).  The brown piece is chipboard that I colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I let that dry overnight and then I stamped and heat embossed the fox.  The sentiment is also stamped and heat embossed.

The second card used the current sketch at Unscripted Sketches.  I also did it for the 5th day of Christmas challenge at Frosted Designs which was to use 5 gold/yellow items.  I used yellow patterned paper, yellow ink for the leaf, and yellow embossing powder on the three words of the sentiment.  The leaf was stamped with Resist Ink on Glossy Cardstock.  I dried it with a heat gun and then used a brayer and Wild Honey Distress ink over it.  I then fussy cut the leaf.  For the background of my card, I used the Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear that I received as a Christmas gift.  I got to try this out at Scrapfest and really enjoyed the effect so it went on my Christmas list!


  1. These are PERFECT guy cards! Love the colors and images that you used. Great use of different types of stamping techniques too. Thanks for sharing your crafty creations with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

  2. Love them both. So masculine. I have such a tough time with manly cards. You really nailed it with both of these.


  3. Masculine cards are so challenging to make!! Yours look great!! Love the gold feather!! Thanks for joining us for Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenges at Frosted Designs!!

  4. How pretty! Thank you for joining us at Unscripted Sketches! :)

  5. Nice card. I am glad you joined us this week at Unscripted Sketches. Happy New Year

  6. I think masculine cards are so hard to do, but you came up with two fabulous ones! Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs.