Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Masculine Christmas Card


I usually send out a couple of Christmas cards to just males. I found this sketch over at Taylored Expressions Sketch #131 and thought Dasher (SU) would, well...just look "dashing" on it! I used some more manly looking colors I think - like the Always Artichoke and Real Red. The patterned paper is from Paper Pizazz. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE plaid - so really like using this. Kind of gives it a "manly feel". I embossed Dasher with some of the Egyptian Gold embossing powder. Again, I used the Square Lattice embossing folder and also used a SU punch. The snowflakes were made using a MS punch and then I added gold brads in the center.
This is for the challege at Taylored Expressions.


Thanks for stopping by...............

Lynn

24 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Beautiful and it so works as a "guy" card, love the plaid! You did such a great job on this, will have to remember when I have to make a card, I really struggle with making it "guy" like.

Teressa Thompson said...

Love Dasher and never ever thought of using him for a guy card! Awesome!

Tammy said...

This card is perfect for a man. Great idea!

Crafty Creations said...

Hi Lynn! You sure have the masculine cards down!! Whenever I need one - I'm going to come check out your cards since you do it soooo well!!

I "think" I finally bought gold embossing powder - but I placed the order b.f. I left for vacation - so I've got to go check - hopefully so!

Lesley said...

gorgeous card always love your plaid backing papers - best wishes Lesley x

Spelled With An I said...

I'm all about plaid too! I love this design. I might have to steal it.

Karen said...

Hiya Lynn!

Just love this card! Its absolutely perfect for a male! That plaid really sets it off!

Great job!

Karen
x

Southern Moments said...

Beautiful Card Lynn!! The stamp you used was my first stamp I purchased from Stampin Up..lol but I haven't used it yet..might have to now. Thanks for the inspiration!!

KER said...

ooh...i love it...dasher is one of the best stamps...love the plaid as well

Dana said...

This is so.. well, should I say "pretty" for a man's card? But it is!! I have a stamp that isn't a SU but very similar. Now I want to go ink mine up!!

Paige said...

The plaid background is perfect on this lovely card!

Lynn McAuley said...

I need to pull out Dasher again!! Love what you have done with the plaid! What a fabulous holiday card, Lynn!

Annette Bowes said...

Perfect male Christmas Card Lynn! Love the embossed reindeer. Take CareX:)

Laura said...

This is a perfect manly card! I think you always come up with such creative masculine cards!TFS

Monica said...

Very smart and posh card... You make amazing card. I love them all.

xxx Monica

Sharon Keanly said...

A stunning card Lynn, just love it!

Christine Riley said...

This is stunning Lynn, I love how you put this card together. What perfect colors and layout for a masculine card. Love it!
Hugs, Christine

Anne Marie said...

This is just beautiful, Lynn! The plaid DSP makes the card so masculine but so classic at the same time. I just love that Dasher stamp! :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like the texture of the embossing on your main image. The color combo, textures and plad do have a masculine feel but I think it would be appropriate for anyone.

MiamiKel said...

How beautiful! What a fabulous holiday card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Perfect Masculine card (plus the girls would love this too!). I love the DSP and that is one great image!

Gina said...

This is perfect for a guy Christmas card, and you are right those colors go great together!

Maria Matter said...

oh this is beautiful lynn! I really like your design with these papers and the lovely dasher!
hugs & blessings

Carrie said...

I think this is such a fabulous christmas card. Fantastic layout and great mix of papers. I'm planning on doing some with the Dasher stamp too, thanks for the inspiration