Sunday, June 29, 2014

Simply Masculine


I needed a masculine birthday card today, and I have not really got to know the person I was making it for.  I saw a card on facebook from the Spellbinders Blog, using basic shapes over a patterned paper.  That gave me the inspiration for this card.

I cut out three shapes in three metallic coloured papers using some Sweet n Sassy mini tag dies, These were  mounted over a Diamond Pattern embossed layer on which I had first (heat) embossed the sentiment.
The tags were attached with white brads.

After mounting that layer on the base of purple card I was finished!  

Simple and effective, and I am happy with it.

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  1. Looks awesome Maxine. Great idea for a masculine card.

  2. Now this is SUPER interesting, Love the glimmer of the papers, that is some expensive papers!!!

    Cool Masculine Diamond Pattern, and lovely embossing!

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  3. Brilliant idea for a male card...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  4. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our ninth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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  5. Superb idea !
    Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

  6. So different and great way to use the shapes! Great card for a guy too.

  7. What a great idea. Masculine cards are hard for me to make

  8. Great use of the little shapes! I like the colors you used too, especially the blue background.

  9. Great tags and fun embossing! Very Pretty Great embossing! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri Carri~Abusybee
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  10. Inspired design for a guy card, with the plate embossing texture and then adding all the metallic shapes. It's difficult to make a card for a guy whose tastes you don't know, but I think this one will be a wonderful hit with the recipient. Like it...lots!! Great colors too. TFS & Hugs

  11. This was unexpected but a VERY pleasant surprise. What guy does not like shiny stuff. I do. Very inventive Maxine. Great GUY card. That is coming from a guy.

  12. Nice idea thanks for playing along at crafting at the weekend and good luck x

  13. What a fab idea Maxine, awesome for a guy...♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  14. Perfect masculine card, thanks for playing along at the Paper Creator anything goes challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx


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  16. Wonderful card. Very good idea. Thank you showed her in the challenge Artbymiranchallenge. Good Luck. Vesi - DT

  17. This is a fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes challenge.


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