Sunday, April 27, 2014

Another Masculine Thank You card

I am not kidding when I said I need masculine thank you cards.  I made one yesterday and the journey continues.

I've adopted some greens and brown for this card:

I must say I love the ferns a lot.  The die was designed to create one large fern with two small neighboring ferns but they are all attached to each other.  I snipped them apart and they are now three independent ferns getting close together.  I applied distress inks onto the watercolor paper - crushed olive, peacock feathers, mowed lawn and peeled paint.  They look quite nice in real life because they look as if the shades are created by natural sunlight.

The chocolate background was embossed with clear embossing powder in a wood grain pattern.  I think it makes it more masculine that way.  I used a panel of Skylark paper and a Sweet Leaf circle, tied a small pennant with the sentiment to the biggest fern with some twine, voila, a masculine thank you card.  :)

I was inspired by this sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge, one I'm linking up to:

I'm also linking the card to:
Simply Create Too - Stack 'um up
Get Inky - Stamping Die Cuts
Jellypark - one for the boys
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - one for the boys
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous, love the fern. This is just lovely, and so different. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  2. What a great combination of things you did here! Love that embossing in the background, and those ferns are amazing! Great card!!
    Thanks for playing with us this week at AHSC :)

  3. Thanks for explaining the steps for your's very nice.

  4. Pretty little card. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! this week. Judy DT

  5. Your card has an incredibly soft feel to it - beautiful colors. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  6. Love the take on the sketch. Great masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC this week.

  7. Great masculine card, love how you embossed the background!!!
    thanks for sharing with us in the AHSC

  8. I love the ferns, not something you see much of on cards, very nice! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

  9. Great Card! I always have a hard time getting my cards to be more "masculine", thanks for the inspiration and thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

  10. lovely :) thanks for joining penny s challenge 174 :)

  11. Fabulous card and so perfect for a guy too. Love the rustic look too. Thank you so much for playing along with Simply Create Too.

  12. Such a wonderful card, Joyce. Love all the pretty colors and beautiful design.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)