December 11, 2014

Masculine Card

Hi Everybody,

Just in case you missed the update on the Butterflies die from yesterdays post ... the die is available in limited quantities and so if you see one then you will need to grab it quick

One of my readers Helen Aiken has located this die at Sunrise Crafts ... but be quick or it will be gone

I am often asked for ideas for male cards as this is an area we all seem to struggle with each time we need to make one.

Well there couldn't be a more simple card to put together than this one

All it uses is an embossed background ... a border die ... and some ribbon and a sentiment ... and that's  it ... job done.

So to be more precise I have cut my base card from brown card and layered it with a deep  leaf green.

The top layer is cut in white and I have embossed it with the Diamond Fleur De Lis EL-031 M-Bossablities folder. It gives a really deep pattern into the card and is excellent for any card

The  border is cut with   Petite Monarch  and I have added tiny pearls to each point.

The ribbon is just a thin gingham from  Mei Flower  and I have added a pearl buckle to it. The sentiment is from Anna Griffin and matches the color scheme perfectly.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

35 comments:

  1. Great card-very useful as a man's card.

    Michele

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  2. Just gorgeous, i so like this card Christina.
    Elaine H x

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  3. Hi Christina, I really like this card, simple but effective. Thank you for another inspirational card. Elsaxx

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  4. the butterfly die is available in australia at craftonline.com.au

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  5. Oh this is just right for a male card Christina - thanks so much. It is just so hard to find the right combination but this is spot on. :)

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  6. Morning Christina,
    Lovely card, add flowers and it would be great for a lady too.
    Lydia
    X

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  7. Oh, this is lovely. So crisp, and versatility. Thanks.

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  8. Simple an elegant. Love it!
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  9. I'm always on the lookout for ideas for masculine cards, thanks for showing this one Christina.

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    1. Hi Christina what a great male card. Its a great design love it xxxxx

      Debs xxxx

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  10. Very nice. I always struggle with masculine themes

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  11. Lovey card Christina great embossing folder

    Anne

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  12. Hi Christina as usual your creations can be used for so many occasions I love this card Beryl xx

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  13. A very effective design - thank you so much, Christina. Jackie x

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  14. Very nice card...I like the background folder that you used.
    Well done Christina

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  15. Hi Christina, This is one very handsome card, and so easy to achieve...I love it :). x

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  16. Good Morning Christina. I think those of us that love feminine things, will always struggle with masculine cards. I know I do. To me, pearls are the ultimate statement of femininity. One does not see pearl jewelry for men - ever. The sentiment "Best Wishes", I, again, view as feminine. Where the masculine would be "Congratulations"…. or "Way to Go, Dude". ;) Enjoy your day.

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  17. Anther gorgeous card! Beautiful job on the embossing and love the border:)
    Sherrie K

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  18. Brilliant card Christina for the men in our lives.Sweet little buckle
    Maria x

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  19. Christina,
    Handsome card, and so easy...love that. The embossing folder is perfect, as is the border die. Another job well done.

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  20. Hi Christina
    Another stunner today. So simple yet so elegant.

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  21. Great idea for a "guy" card! Thanks! Love your card ideas!
    Ps- butterfly die seems to be available on "CreateForLess.com"

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  22. Love'n it as usual! Great card and I saw you even got a small bow ;-)
    xo Nana

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  23. Hi Christina a really good card, for men and different.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens(Liverpool)

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  24. Great design for the guys Christina, love it. Pat x

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  25. Love the embossing folder and, yes, the greeting is perfect! X

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  26. This is such a lovely idea for a male card, I do so struggle with these cards and my family is just boys.....thank you Christina....luv Ursula xx

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  27. Hi Christina, so glad you included a Male card, making cards for Men can be a pain - lol.... Very elegant x x x

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  28. Beautiful card, great for men as well as women.
    Di x

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  29. Hi Christina love this card thank you for the inspiration for this man card which I really struggle with love Lynda Brock xx

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  30. We all need ideas for men. That was great.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  31. Great looking masculine card!

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