Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Masculine Christmas


Today I have 2 Christmas cards to add to my stash. I used a Kaisercraft deer die that was cut with kraft cardstock. I mounted it onto very vanilla, then solid green and finally a larger gold mirror oval - each cut with GinaMarieDesigns stitched oval dies. I placed it onto a piece of retired SU! heavy dsp and placed it all on a very vanilla card base. The tiny SU! sentiment was done with versafine onyx black right on the deer because there was no other place for a sentiment.

I'm sharing this with Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge CHNC 321 which is anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with an optional theme of "something green."


I always try to make 2 versions of cards to build up my stash, so here's another made with some LilyBeeDesign "Jingle" dsp with a slightly different design from the card above. I found a piece of long-forgotten cork dsp and layered the black silhouette on that before matting with dark green. I heat-embossed the white sentiment for a little contrast and placed this on a dark green card base.


Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February 2017 challenge -  use patterned paper with any theme.

Thanks for checking in today and I hope your week will be a great one!

Carol



18 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love both versions, Carol. That gold really pops on the top card, and the pattern paper is just the second. Very pleasing to the eye.

Wendy said...

WOW, I just love these cards, Carol!! That deer diecut is awesome! Love that you put the embossed sentiment focused directly on the deer! The papers are a perfect match! How great that you already have a bunch of Christmas cards created for the upcoming season! I should follow in your footsteps! TFS and hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Janice M said...

Oh now I like that deer die cut a lot!! Your helping add to my crafty habit! I have those Darcie Daisy stem dies on the way from Amazon after seeing you gorgeous card with them. I really like the deer done in black and that's a fun way to do the sentiment too.

Barb said...

They're two super cards Carol and I love the deer diecut. Also like the way you've placed the sentiments. The papers are lovely and I really like both colourways. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Two beautiful masculine cards with the layering and the sentiment on the deer looks great! Love how the cork oval matches the dp on the second one!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa nelly! THese are some cool dude masculine cards. For some reason I was convinced that the striped paper was wrapping paper (also appropriate for Christmas).

cotnob said...

Two super Christmas cards Carol, such an elegant die cut deer.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

jimlynn said...

Both are perfect for Christmas! Love that deer die and the gold on the first one is so pretty.
Lynn

Stampsnob. said...

Oh yes that would please a man they are lovely..................Lis

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Amazing cards. Absolutely great! I know it's a Christmas card but it reminds me of hunting season.

aussie aNNie said...

Two fab male cards Carol, something I struggle with.xx{aNNie}

*Vicki* said...

I really love this deer head die and the different versions of your Christmas designs too!! They're both beautifully done! HUGS

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Daffodil Cards said...

Both wonderfully masculine GREAT cards.
Faith
x

Brenda said...

Loving both of these Carol! Can't ever go wrong with a stag or stag head! These make great Christmas cards and I love the colors and papers you used for both, especially that cork! Hugs, Brenda

cass said...

Two very elegant cards, thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the use of the stitched ovals. Great cards!
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