Friday, February 3, 2017

Stag


Masculine cards are the bane of the card-making world, do you agree?
There was a fabulous inspiration picture over at the Cupcake Inspirations Blog (Challenge 392) for featuring antlers and plaid, and I interpreted the items into a masculine card.



I started with a speckled vanilla card base and inked some forest green ink onto the upper half and added some splatters. I then arranged a series of patterned paper banners on the bottom portion, stamped a fantastic masculine based sentiment from Lil' Inker Designs Clean Lines: For the Guys and die cut a stag from Newton's Nook Splendid Stags Die (twice in black cardstock, and the top layer in woodgrain.) I finished with some black Nuvo Drops.

10 comments:

  1. Karen, love all the elements on your card, but especially hearting that wood deer! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

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  2. Such a fabulous card! Great design and details. So glad you linked it up to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

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  3. What a perfect masculine card that not only captures the plaid theme of this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge, but also the deer image! Wow! Fantastic job! Hope you will join us again for our new challenge starting tomorrow!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  4. Karen! I ♥ the woodgrain look on your die cut! Nice green halo effect on the background, it really highlights your focal image. The pattern paper cluster is a great addition to your card. Thanks so much for sharing your artwork at Cupcake Inspirations! Wendy DT

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  5. This is a wonderful masculine card! I love the plaid - and the spray of green! Excellent!

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  6. They are definitely a bit of a nightmare. I'm in the middle of making 5 different ones as a special order. 4 down 1 to go!
    Love the green in the background and your perfectly layered banners!

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  7. This is one seriously amazing masculine design. I love everything about this. And you seriously used our plaid theme well. Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.

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  8. This is a perfect masculine card Karen. Everything flows together beautifully!

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