Feb 25, 2017

Manly Men

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday!
Donna Phelan back again to share a couple of Masculine cards with you.
I find these a bit difficult to make, BUT if you pick out a couple of awesome dies from the Dies R Us Store, they become much easier.  Let's take a look!
This CAS masculine card uses the fantastic dies, Birch Trio, by Memory Box and Snow Drifts by Die-Namics.  Cutting 2 rolling hills from the Snow Drift dies in Green card stock, I sponged the edges in Always Artichoke ink to add some depth.  Then I stamped my trees in Old Olive ink.  Cutting my Birch Trio several times I spritzed them with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold, this also adds a bit more depth to a very flat (and easily mailed) card. 

My sentiment was heat embossed in Green Embossing Powder on to a hand cut Vellum Strip.  A very simple Masculine card.
My second card is just as simple and manly.

I created my background by scoring every 1/2" on Ivory card stock.  Then I swiped ink pads in Bermuda Bay, Dove Gray and White inks.  This gives a nice aged look to the Wood Grain Technique.  Images stamped in Black Licorice ink on to a Spellbinders Perfectly Pierced Classic Frame.  I masked off my duck image to stamp the cat tail and reeds behind him.  Copic Markers. 

And what's a duck without feathers?  These are fun dies by Poppy Stamps, Drifting Feathers.  I first cut them in Tempting Turquoise card stock and again in Vellum.  Layering the two to give a different look.  Stickles in Waterfall and Yellow to add a bit of sparkle.
Other Hill and Feather dies that could be used:
Impression Obsession
Hill Landscape
Poppy Stamps
Stitched Hills
Impression Obsession
Feather Set
X Cut Dies
Filigree Feather
I used this Birch Tree Die:

Memory Box
Birch Trio

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  1. Two amazing masculine cards Donna! I love the pretty grove of trees in the first card and I especially love how you made the background on the second card look like barn boards. I'm gonna have to try that!! The coloring on the mallard is perfect and both cards are awesome!!

  2. OMG these are both FANTASTIC!! What wonderful inspiration you have shared with us today!! I can't wait to try that background technique and your use of dies is spot on!!! Well done and Thanks!

  3. These are fantastic masculine cards, I love your layering and stamping on the first to give it such great sense of dimension and your background on the second with the layering of the feathers with your duck image is terrific, Great inspiration!!

  4. Great examples of masculine cards, Donna, and new techniques to try too. Both cards are beautiful.

  5. Fabulous Masculine beauties. In fact, I need one of them right now for my son's birthday tomorrow. Must put this technique on my list of things to try. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Great masculine card Donna! I love them both but think the duck is my favorite. The gold you sprayed on the birch trees really makes them stand out. Great way to add some shine without adding bulk to a card to be mailed. Thanks for sharing

  7. awesome cards! I love the trees, I love the duck and the feathers in the corner! fantastic! Every detail is great!



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