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Sunday, January 21, 2018


Why is it that we have so much trouble creating cards for the men in our lives?  It really is fun to work with some of the rustic elements for a change, and this is what I came up with.   I started with the sketch from the Fusion Card Challenge Blog, but also found a number of other challenges this week that were focusing on masculine cards.  So this young buck is going to be entered in all of them!  This card is also going to be a part of February's Birthday Extravaganza classes.

Here's what I used on the card (all from CTMH unless noted):
Stamps and Dies:
Hunting for Words (B1571) - stag image 

Just a Number (retired D1514) - sentiment
Paper and Inks:
Gimme Some Sugar patterned paper (
Kraft cardstock (Z1375)
Pewter cardstock (X5954) 
White Daisy cardstock (1385)
Tuxedo Black ink (Z899)
Charcoal Ink (Z2831)
Wood Slats Embossing Folder (Z3248) - still available online though not in the current catalog!
Thin 3-D foam (Z2060)
Prismacolor Premier art markers (light walnut, cool grey 30% and brick beige)

Be sure to check out the other creations made on the various blogs where I am entering this card:
Fusion Card Challenge - sketch
Sweet Stampin' - "For Men"
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of blog-land!


Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Gail, what a great, manly card! Love that background texture. I especially like the way you ran the embossing horizontally while having the woodgrain on which the stag head is mounted run vertically. It makes a nice effect. Love the colouring and shading. This must be a world-class head-mount with all those points. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Love the dear head Gail. Perfect for this card. The wood background and smaller details really make it pop. Thanks so much for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine card challenge this week.

Gail said...

Your card is loaded with details to appeal to any man - texture, colours, and a very noble-looking stag head. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Claire said...

A great masculine card with a very strong image for any male. I like how the embossed woodgrain is going horizontal rather than vertical - adds real interest to a great card x

Nandini said...

Lovely take on the photo inspiration. Looking forward to seeing you again in the ATSM gallery soon. Nandini, DT

Cass said...

Super male card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

You have definitely conquered the man-card challenge! They are so hard to make but you nailed this one perfectly. The textured background, the colors, and the buck look great together! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion!