Thursday, August 2, 2018

Double Deer Birthday

Like it or not, deer season around here will be starting soon.  I can always tell by the number of camouflage vehicles that seem to pass through like they're in some type of road race.  They have their big trucks, four wheelers, deer feeders, and ice chests.......and I swear some of the ice chests are even decked out in camo!  Amazing!  I think the deer have already put the word out on the grapevine to start looking for hiding places now.

Anyway, not only is it deer season soon - but also a couple more birthdays for guys coming up.  I started making one card and then figured I might as well double it using the die cut on one and the negative die cut on the other.  On the above card I used the negative, some basic black card stock, twine, and a sentiment.

This second card is just like the first one - yet used the actual die cut and some wood panel looking design paper.

One of my blogging friend has been using this wonderful deer head die for a long time - and even sent me some die cuts of it not long ago.  After I received those I knew I just had to get that die - and did. It's from Kaiser Craft and makes great guy cards.

I used the sketch from My Favorite Things on both of these cards so will enter one in their challenge.  I'd also like to enter one in The Male Room challenge (they're celebrating their 5th birthday - congrats on that)!!






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

29 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous, love the wood grain on the second card! I am sure the recipients will love them.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Great guy cards and how cool that you could make twofers. I like the silhouette look and these are perfect for the season. I had to laugh at the idea of camo ice chests.

JD/ Jill said...

Both these cards are wonderful masculine cards! Great job with the sketch. I'm always drawn to black and white cards... Such a nice crisp look! (Yes, I had to look up crisp to see if I used the right word...smile...and one of the definitions said "Sharp" and "Clear".... It is!

*Vicki* said...

Both of these are really striking masculine cards Lynn! I love that you were able to get a "two for one" with the negitive of the die...always a great thing! I will have a couple of masculine birthdays coming up at the end of the year, so thanks for the great inspiration! HUGS

Lisa said...

They are both so gorgeous!! I love that you used both the negative and positive of the die...I need to remember to do that!! I have quite a few deer that wander through my property...I so badly want to tell them to stay so they'll be safe!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tammy said...

Two fabulous masculine cards Lynn and what an awesome deer die! I love how you used the negative to create a card and the wood panel is the perfect paper for this die!

Diane said...

Two great masculine designs Lynn, fun use of the negative and also the wood panel really pops on the deer image.

Hugs Diane

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love making use of the negatives. These are perfect. It is a great die and is perfect for some great masculine cards.

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards,love the dies.xxx

Chrissy said...

FABulous masculine cards Lynn..I love the stag heads.

luv CHRISSYxx

Bonnie said...

Both of these are perfect for the guys, especially if they're deer hunters! I can't decide which I like the best!

Carol L said...

You already know that I love these cards! The die is one of my favorites for making male cards, and I love it against the woodgrain dsp. The black and white is simplicity at it's finest too! Nice job on both! They make great Christmas cards too with a little plaid dsp .......just saying :)

Maxine D said...

Wonderful cards Lynn - that stag head is amazing, and so dramatic the way you have used it.
Blessings
Maxine

Nana Connie said...

Both of these are fantastic, Lynn, and the one using the negative is absolutely brilliant! I love silhouettes done in white but I don't know that I've ever seen one as elegant as this one. Love, love, LOVE!!

Nana Connie said...

Oh, no, I think my comment disappeared. Both of these are fantastic, Lynn, but using the negative is absolutely brilliant! I love white silhouettes and this is one of the best I've seen. I really love these.
And now, I'm off to do a search for that die. It just became a "must have."

Daria Z. said...

Both are great masculine cards - just love the second one!

Lori Kobular said...

Two fabulous cards, but I really love the one with the wood grain paper behind the deer head. That is a great deer head die, I keep meaning to get one!

Monika Skinner said...

Simply stunning CAS cards! Love the sentiment, just perfect for a birthday and wishing all the best for the year ahead. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room Craft Challenge! Good Luck!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Awesome cards, Lynn!

Wei said...

Great use of the sketch and the die! Both cards are terrific! Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room for the Birthday challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Lynn! I love these cards! You are right - the deer die is great for a guy card! I love both of these but I think the one with woodgrain might be my fave! Awesome cards!

Brenda said...

Great takes on the sketch Lynn and great masculine stag cards! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Very clever 2-fer, and I'm liking both of them. Great look interpreting the sketch. Both are just perfect for a guy birthday, and pretty awesome too. Good job! TFS & Hugs

Chriss America Real said...

These cards are perfect for guys !

Hugs,

Chriss

Davi said...

Awesome cards Lynn! I really like the wood grain with the deer on the first. The second is very cool using the negative!!

Marilyn said...

Terrific guy cards Lynn.

Celeste Goff said...

Love both of your amazing cards! Gonna have to get that die!

Lynn McAuley said...

Sensational masculine designs, Lynn!!

Rocky said...

A great way to use all the card, two lovely projects. Thank you for sharing them with us at The Male Room.