Sunday, September 20, 2020

Masculine Birthday


 I made this card for a friend of ours who loves the outdoors and loves to go hunting. The paper was a snippet of camo design and I thought it would make a good background, so I die-cut it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle. The sentiment panel was done with snippets of white and kraft, and both pieces were die cut with a Venetian Label die set from Gina Marie Designs. The little deer was punched from a scrap of kraft using a very old Martha Stewart punch and I called this one done. Guys don't seem to care much for fussy cards, so I kept this one simple and CAS.

I will enter this into the following challenges:

Dies R Us #153 - one for the boys

Cardz 4 Guyz #253 - monochrome


Thanks for stopping by and I apologize if I haven't been around to comment on your blogs. My husband recently had a surgical procedure and tending to his needs has taken a lot of my time, so crafting has taken a back seat for a while. Thanks for your understanding and have yourself a good day!

Carol

22 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Don't worry about commenting Carol, just take card of hubby and yourself.
I do love how you make the male cards, you sure know how to make them look perfect...sending hugs. xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi dear Carol,
I will mailed you later, I think now you have to take care of Butch. Hope that the surgery has gone at it's best and I wish him a speedy recovery!! Take care of him, but please also of yourself, too!
Your card for your friend looks so pretty.
Biggest hugs ever across the miles!

StampTramps said...

Carol, I hope your hubby is doing ok! You're right, guys don't care or realize how much time you put into a fancy card, so this looks perfect to me!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is a great masculine design. I like the little deer on the corner. I hope your DH feels better soon!

Stampsnob. said...

You come up with the vest male cards So easy and inspiring ......Lis

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous masculine card love the little stag and great P.paper.Hope hubby is okay and recovers quickly(for your sake lol)no really best wishes for a speedy recovery
Carol x

Liz said...

Great masculine CAS card, Carol. The patterned paper makes a great background. xx

Wendy said...

This is a really cool masculine card, Carol! Love the camo paper and the little deer down in the corner! Your friend is sure to love this! Hope all is well with your hubby and sending him lots of get well wishes! And don't forget to take care of yourself, too! Hugs~

Claire said...

Brilliant masculine card and fab choice of patterned paper to give it a really outdoorsy feel. I love the little punched deer/stag, its a nice little embellishment to complete the card. I'm lucky to live near a forest and often see the deer on a misty Autumn morning, they're very majestic and so big and powerful... I think its why the men like them :) x

Donna said...

Fabulous masculine card, perfect background paper! Hope your husband is up and about quickly, taking care of him is most important, sending positive thoughts and prayers Carol.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful masculine card design.

Maria said...

A wonderful masculine card! The camouflage paper is perfect for a hunter and great accent with the deer! I hope your husband feels better very soon!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a great masculine card! Hope Butch is healing and that you are taking care of yourself too. You both will be in my prayers!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, great papers.
Sorry to hear about your husband, I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Brenda in IN said...

Simple is always best for guy cards and you nailed this one. Love the camo paper and I do like that font on the greeting. I hope hubby is doing well after his surgery and he is on the mend. We'll be here, don't worry about commenting. Take all the time you need.

*Vicki* said...

This card is fabulous Carol! That is some fabulous paper to have in your stash and I can't believe with all the masculine cards I need with hunters that I don't own a single piece of it! LOL! That little deer wood piece is perfect with this! Nicely done! Please take care of hubby and yourself. We'll always be here! Sending you thoughts and well wishes my friend! HUGS

Helen said...

Love it - great paper and that little deer finishes it perfectly.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Brenda said...

Even though it is simple and CAS, it is still a fabulous masculine card that most guys, especially here in PA, would love to get. Well done!!! Hugs, Brenda

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol, such a great card and a perfect little deer to match the great paper choice! I love the shape of the sentiment - this whole card is superb! Hgus! xx00

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your animal background Carol and the reindeer also great sentiment die shape. I hope hubby is well on the road to recovery, take care of you too.
Faith x

Julie Odil said...

What a great masculine card. I love that animal background! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenges. Julie, DT member

Di said...

What a great card for a chap Carol! Classy as well. Look after your hubby - he comes before blogging etc! Sending good wishes for his recovery.

Sorry I'm late commenting!

Hugs

Di xx