Do you have a hard time thinking of how to create masculine cards. Today I have used the A Way With Words - Noel die, Susan's CountryScapes Critters 6, CountryScapes Kentucky 3-Rail Horse Fence, Els van de Burgt Studio 5 Part Pine, Entwined Ovals and Fitted Ovals to design this masculine card.
I used a piece of the Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock for my card base. The card stock is 12x12, cut in half and scored down the middle of a 6x12 piece to create a 6x6 inch card. The card stock is colored on one side and white on the other, which makes it nice for having a light background on the inside to include a greeting. All the Elizabeth Craft Design Soft Finish Cardstock is two sided. If you haven't used this beautiful card stock yet, I am sure you will love it!
The largest Entwined Oval was die cut using Dark Chocolate Card stock and the beige background was die cut using the same size Fitted Oval die. This Oval was embossed using the Sprig Embossing Folder. When die cutting the Entwined Oval, a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive was added to the back of the cardstock. This makes it very easy to attach it to the background piece. The A Way With Words Noel was die cut using Gold Metallic Cardstock.
Today I decided to experiment with something. I used a bright green metallic card stock to die cut the 5 Part Pine. A piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive was attached over the metallic side then the tree was die cut. The covering on the adhesive was pulled off and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter was added to all the pieces. This gave the tree a very pretty sparkle. It is fun to see different effects when covered with the Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
Using the CountryScapes Critters 6 die set, the deer was die cut using gold metallic card stock. No coloring was needed, but I did punch two small black circles for the eyes. The CountryScapes Kentucky 3-Rail Horse Fence was die cut using white card stock and color sponged on. I used a pencil to add the highlights to the fence rails.
Using Susan's CountryScapes Grass/Cloud die set, the grass was die cut. Small lengths were cut off to go around the bottom of the fence posts. I doubled (layered) two small pieces for each post.
Karen Burniston's Outdoor Edges dies set was used to die cut a small "snow" border for the bottom of the card. The Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 die set was used to die cut two gold metallic corners.
This was a quick and easy masculine card to create and will mail nicely in a regular 6x6 inch envelope.
To create this card, you can purchase the following products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
A Way With Words - Noel
CountryScapes Critters 6
CountryScapes Kentucky 3-Rail Horse Fence
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Soft Finish Cardstock
Sprig Embossing Folder