Saturday, August 12, 2017

Masculine Christmas


Here's a masculine Christmas card for those who like the great outdoors and hunting. I cut a Kaisercraft stag die in white and placed it on top of a printed plaid design, cutting the Wasabi card base and image panel with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. The sentiment is a peel-off sticker, and the 3 golden embellishments are Geo Sparkler stickers. Quick and easy but great for those men in your life.

I decided to make another one by inlaying the stag image instead of placing it on top...


This was done with a Smoky Slate card base and a red plaid design, adding silver Geo Sparklers along with a silver sentiment placed a bit lower on the plaid panel. When you inlay a die this way, you end up with a plaid stag image, so I made a matching tag to go along with the card...


I used a scalloped top tag punch by SU! for this, rounding the bottom corners with another punch. I'll add ribbon when it's time to use this set, and I have some beautiful grey chevron ribbon that will look great. For now, it stores nicely without the ribbon.

I'm sharing the first card with 


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Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great weekend!

Carol

14 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Another fab design with your papers and dies..xx [aNNie]

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous holiday plaid and handsome deer.... who could ask for more. All versions are delightful.

Wendy said...

Both cards and your tag are just perfect, Carol! Gotta love all the plaid paper and the fact that it goes so well with the stag diecut! Plus, I love all the rectangle stitching around both cards! Well done, my friend! Hope your having a nice weekend! Hugs~

Daffodil Cards said...

These, to me, are the Highlands of Scotland, what Super SUPER cards.
Faith
x

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Carol, super plaid papers and beautiful stag - perfect masculine designs.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

*Vicki* said...

Wow those papers are awesome!! What a perfect way to use them too with this deer die cut! I love the you've added some sparkle and bling to them even though they're masculine, they still look perfect for the theme! Nicely done! HUGS

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful cards and the tag is stunning with the contrast white/plaid! a great use of leftover, you are so clever as always!

Liz said...

Super design - love the plaid background. Very clever idea to use the plaid stag for the tag. xx

Darnell said...

Great masculine Christmas cards, Carol! That first plaid looks like it is made from flannel fabric! Love these!! Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS! I'm going to have to look for that die now. Love the plaid and love both of these Carol.
Lynn

Janice M said...

Great cards! Love the way you did the inlay one and than made a matching tag to go with it. Love that plaid paper on the 2nd card too.

Stampsnob. said...

I love the plaid and doing the deer in plaid brilliant................Lis

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

This is a perfect masculine card! Love everything about it!

laurie said...

Love the plaid! Awesome Christmas cards.Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, so happy you joined us!