Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Masculine Christmas


 I've been having fun with my long-overlooked SNSS grunge borders stamp set that includes a wooden plank, so I stamped a few more kraft card bases to make Christmas cards.  For this one, the wooden background was stamped with a lot of different earthy colored inks to look weathered. I added a hand-cut banner of Cherry Cobbler, with a MFT stitched die-cut panel of vanilla on top. The stag is a die-cut image from Kaisercraft done in Early Espresso card stock. The holly was done with a Poppystamps Stitched holly leaves and berries die set and some green snippets of cardstock. I added a few drops of liquid pearls for the berries and added a Sunny Studio "merry" die cut sentiment, done with mirror gold cardstock. I'll be making several more of these for our male friends this Christmas for sure!

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

 Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #174 - Christmas in July

Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a grand old Wednesday!

Carol

15 comments:

Wendy said...

This card is amazing, Carol! Love the masculine feel of this from the wood background to the awesome deer head diecut! This will make someone's holiday very special! TFS and have yourself a nice day! Hugs~

jimlynn said...

Fantastic plus!
Lynn

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, your wood-grain background is perfect for your super die cut image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

JD/ Jill said...

Great card with a great background...Always good to get an early start with making those Christmas cards! I must get back to that again.

aussie aNNie said...

Love this and the background looks like real wood, very impressive.xx [aNNie]

Judy said...

What a beautiful masculine card! I love the way you got a weathered look on your background. Good job Carol! BTW, you get a gold star for starting your Christmas cards this early! Hope I can get some made soon.
Hugs,
Judy

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Behold the mighty stag! He is quite majestic on his great wooden background! Nice work, Carol!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That wood plank stamp is very cool. It gives such a rustic and realistic look. Stag heads make me smile no matter what, but the set I have really makes me giggle. It comes with the greeting "nice rack." Ha!

Team Clark said...

Oh I love this! I'm a huge deer fan and I adore your pairing with the wood grain background. Awesome design! Hugs, Autumn

Barb said...

A great card Carol. It would make a lovely male birthday card too minus the holly. I love the stag's head die and the woodgrain background looks super. Barbxx

JanR said...

Fab card! Loving all the dies you used. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Janice M said...

Oh now this is a cool masculine Christmas card! I really need to get a larger deer head die like this.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful masculine card! Love the wooden pattern of the background and the diecuts!

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful masculine card, love the paper and the holly on the deer.
Faith
x

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

OMG! Your card is awesome! Great minds think alike! I have a very similar card going up on my blog soon so I obviously love it! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT