Saturday, June 30, 2018

Masculine Birthday Cards



I love the paper pack of "wood textures" from SU! and have been making a lot of cards with it lately. I chose 2 different pieces and matted them with early espresso cardstock, then placed them on a vanilla card base. The SNSS sentiment was heat-embossed with white ep on another strip of dsp from the pack and matted with vanilla. I added a photo turn and brad from my long-neglected tin of hardware to make this card for the following challenge:


While I had that paper pack out, I decided to make a 2nd card.


For this one I used another piece of hardware in a vanilla color. I put the heat-embossed sentiment inside of that metal and attached it with brown twine. The Birthday sentiment was die cut with a Gina Marie Designs Birthday die in vanilla and early espresso, and I layered one over the other for a little dimension and highlights. I keep wanting to add brads to the left side of the lower portion, but for now I'm leaving it blank.

I'm sharing this card over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is anything goes.

Thanks for checking in with me today and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Carol

14 comments:

*Vicki* said...

These are just fabulous Carol!! I agree with you about these papers!! I have a stack of them just sitting with my other papers and have them "up front" to use them just for the occasion of male style cards!! You've done a brilliant job and I thank you for the inspiration and reminder!! HUGS

scrAPpamondo said...

Love these wooden patterns, they are really perfect for a rustic and masculine feel! Both your cards look amazing, and love very much the second one! So clever design with the stunning hardware label and the doubled string, wow!!!

Wendy said...

How COOL!!! That pack of paper is amazing and just perfect for masculine cards! I love both of your cards today, Carol! Both use the same papers but have totally different layouts! Awesome birthday diecuts, too! You can not go wrong with this paper! Great job! TFS and stay cool!! Hibernation mode is in effect here! :)

Mrs A. said...

Very masculine cards. I do so struggle with making these cards. Yours are lovely and just perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Carol, I love the wood effect papers, they are perfect for masculine cards.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous masculine card. Love them both!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great pattern paper for your wonderful masculine card.

Claire said...

These are perfect masculine cards with lots of rustic charm, the papers are lovely and cosy x

Brenda said...

These are both awesome masculine card Carol! I love that wood paper so much. You have did a great job with the metal accents too, love them!!! Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

These are different and fabulous. Unique designs.xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is great paper! I have some that is similar and I am hoarding it. Great card, and the twine accent looks super.

Helen said...

A great man's card - love those papers.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

ankitag612 said...

Perfect masculine card. It is such a tough task to make one but you nailed it with perfect choice of patterned paper. Love the design and layout. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita