Monday, May 12, 2014

Pinecones & fern for the guys

Let's hear it for the guys in our lives!  Father's Day will be here next month, and my husband's birthday just recently passed.  I had to put on the "masculine card-crafting" hat, and here's what I came up with:


Super-neutral, super simple designs for these two.  I used Hero Arts Manuscript Background, then topped it with a pinecone in the card above, and a fern in the card below.  A big birthday sentiment from Papertrey Ink and a bit of twine were finishing touches for these cards.


On the next card, my 12 YO told me it looks like it needs a sentiment.  The perfect symmetry was hard to mess with though, and I only allowed a small bow off to one side.  No sentiment on the front.


With the Liquid Pearls, bow and shimmer from the golden cardstock, I'm not sure if we can EXACTLY call this a masculine card.  More along neutral lines, maybe?


I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Sure enjoyed mine.  Saturday was spent switching over winter to summer clothes for me and my girls, and we purged a lot of "little girl" clothing.  (excuse me, but we're a big middle schooler now...don't want to wear childish clothing.)  My sister is getting three huge bags of clothes for her own girls as a result.  ;-)

I also washed windows, and though that sounds as boring as watching paint dry, it gave me pleasure to look through crystal-clear glass once again.  I'm weird like that.  Ha ha.

See you tomorrow with a happy announcement.  =)



Ivory Cards:
Stamps: Manuscript Background, Big Pine Cone - Hero Arts;  fern - Organic Grace - SU Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: scoring tool


Green Card:
Stamps: Big Pine Cone - Hero Arts Paper: Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, gold, Crumb Cake - SU Ink: Chocolate Chip - SU; Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: Argentina seam binding - Hug Snug Accessories & Tools: Finial Press embossing folder - SU; oval dies - Spellbinders; Champagne Liquid Pearls - Ranger

16 comments:

Marisa said...

Love scripted backgrounds and your multi-looped twine bow is fabulous. Lovely job on all of them :) You can come and wash my windows for me any time LOL!

Benzi said...

These are super cards for a guy, Colleen. Love the fern and pinecone.

Big girls can't be wearing little girl clothes, anymore. Did you shed a tear? I think I would have. :-)They grow up sooooooo fast.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the pine cones!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

You sure craft those "DMC" cards with ease!

I still need to do the task of changing the closet out. Trying to figure an easy place to gain access to them for next year as I don't have my hubby to grab them for me as he will be leaving in August for a year. The Attic can be tricky here. So needless to say I am putting this task off. The kiddos grow so fast.

Sue Lelli said...

Love these masculine cards Colleen! The stamped Pinecone and fern look so fabulous!

Charlene said...

Wonderful guy cards!!! PInecone is fab!!

Lisa said...

WOW you are rockin the masculine cards Colleen, these are FANTASTIC!!

Maria said...

Wonderful masculine cards, Colleen! Pine cones and ferns are perfect for guys!

Leslie Miller said...

These are super great masculine cards! I especially love the first two, but the last is also awesome. The LP and the bow are understated enough to work for a masculine card. Sometimes you just have to leave the sentiment off when it looks perfect as is.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Noone makes elegant cards like you! LOVE these!!!

Jennifer said...

oh...these cards are just awesome! love the CAS feel the first one has.

Bonnie said...

Love that pine cone and the beautiful script background! Classy cards!

Stella said...

Your cards are always gorgeous but the first card...I am in awe....wow!
XX

Sophie said...

Wow! Ich erkenne deine Karten auf mehrere Kilometer Entfernung :-)
Immer edel und elegant.
Du hast einen ganz besonders feinen Stil

Sophie xx

Shirley said...

All three cards are wonderful for guys! Just guy lovely!!!

walchowDesign said...

Great masculine cards especially the first card with the natural look.

Isn't it nice to look thru the crystal clear windows!

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