Monday, November 7, 2011

Fleur-de-Male

Hi all!!

Once again I have a bevvy of male cards to share with you. I must admit, these cards kind of came together with partially the luck of the proverbial crafting gods. I had these 2 cards on SCS and liked their simplicity.

Now as chance would have it, the croud at Our Creative Corner have a challenge on this time for Masculine Cards/Project. So......I thought I would submit these for this very occasion.

Now I love Carte Postale and it is one of my "go to" make sets. I also recalled that I had an embossing folder with fleur-de-lis' on it. Things started coming together nicely. Then the cherry on top...was that I had actually intended to use the REVERSE side of the gold toned DP which was burgandy tones....and coincidence....MORE fluer-de-lis!!! Too cool!!

These are the masculine cards I came up with.....













I kind of like the idea of changing up the DP orientation to change the look  of the card. I also had so much fun with these, I did another 2 in green tones....












The other bit of fun was layeringup the Curly Label Punches. Even better was that I managed to line up the dark red stripe right down the middle of the sentiment.












Lastly, i have to make mention of the beautiful texture of the DP used in the 1st cards. It was so good to work with. Added a grand kind of luxury to it all. Pretty impressed that I got to use "old gold" 1/2 pearls and brads on a male card. Wonders will never cease.


Thanks for setting such a great challenge guys. This is the 1st time I have plucked up enough gumption to do one of your challenges...and was so glad I did.

Hope you do get a chance to drop by again soon.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgandy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Glod "Stardream" shimmer paper, Imaginisce Timeless/Harlequin Romance DP (#000377), Green plaid I think is an old KaiserCraft one (sorry I cld not find it)
Ink: (SU) Bravo Burgandy, Always Artichoke
Stamps: (SU) Carte Postale (ret) Vintage Labels (SAB '10), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Curly Label Punch
Other Bits: Cuttlebug "Fleur-de-lis" Embossing Folder, Craft Concepts "In Stitches" Embossing Folder, Old Gold 1/2 pearls (fm Bizzy Becs), Gold brads fm stash

Lynda xx

8 comments:

Tui Nathan said...

Wow Lynda, so nice to see you here ... and what a fabulous array of cards ... I love the strong masculine feel and the fleur de lis theme works so perfectly ... love both the burgundy and green, great clean styling!
Thanks for joining in with us at Our Creative Corner!!!

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Love these cards Lynda, especially the burgundy coloured ones (so close to "kerry cobbler"! LOL!) Great masculine cards.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wonderful ... so elegant ... are you sure you want to give this to a male who will definitely NOT appreciate the beautiful creativity. Hugs xx

Shelly K. said...

I like your card...it's classy!!

Katie said...

Great cards Lynda. I wouldn't have thought of that stamp-set for a male but it works really well together!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love that you did a few different versions of this card...and they all look great! Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Anne Marie said...

Love this wonderful assortment of "guy" cards! The fleur-de-lis fits perfectly, especially paired up with the embossing. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

meemee48 said...

These are very masculine and I am always needing ideas for masculine cards. Thanks!