I needed a masculine Christmas card to send to my pastor at Church. Since he is unmarried, I didn't feel like I could "dress it up" all pretty with ribbons and bling, so I opted for just glitter on the image and used some bronze metal dots rather than bling. Even though I miss the "pretties", I thought the colors, embossing and tree sparkle were enough to make it look good, but not too feminine. I least I hope that's what I achieved anyway.
.I used Merry Moments DSP #SU# for the patterned papers, and I embossed the image and red band with Swiss Dots EF and the second panel, with the branches, with Circle Snowflakes EF to give it a bit of texture.
.Added some tiny snowflakes to each corner with the bronze metal dots and added 2 bronze metal dots to either side on the image on the red panel.
.I popped up the main image panels on dimensionals for a little extra depth.
.It was really hard not to add ribbon or bling, but I think I was able to get away with it on this one!
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and if you have a chance, let me know what you think.
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Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 8:14 AM
Good morning Fruitflake! I love it - so now you've combined your wonderful masculine cards with your awesome Christmas cards to come up with this fantastic creation. You are a cardmaking machine! Must be because you can't spend all day cooking in the kitchen... :) Love the image and the sparkle on the tree - great job on the sketch... :)
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Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 9:15 AM
The copper brads are perfect for a masculine card although I know it was hard not using those pearls. This card is absolutely beautiful and I love that striped bg. Love your embossed image and the sparkle. I can only imagine how beautiful it is IRL. Now, to a very serious matter, what was that about me being #4...that is a demotion. You almost didn't get a comment on this card, Pamalina. You better straighten up or this could be it! :confused: :)
Seriously, your card is awesome!!
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Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 9:20 AM
Fruitcake, how wonderful to see you in the SC gallery. WOW, is this card ever masculine and gorgeous at the same time. Wonderful papers and image just make this a special card for your pastor. I'm fairly confident he will love it. Beautiful work. BTW, I'm trying to be nice today. Did you notice?
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Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 9:38 AM
Oh! My! Oh! My! Pam, my friend, this is absolutely amazing! I love, love, love this card. Everything about it is perfect. Love your coloring, love your layout, love your texture. He's going to treasure this one.
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Registered: October 28, 2009 Location: London, UK Posts: 3256
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 1:26 PM
Pam, this is AMAZING! Masculine yet glamorous in a macho kinda way! A definite fave! If your pastor doesn't have this card in pride of place on his mantlepiece - well, to use a British expression (and I know how you love that British accent!) I'll be gobsmacked!