Saturday, April 2, 2016

Masculine Birthday

Happy Saturday Everyone!
Sorry I haven't had anything new to share with you for several days ... been busy with 'life' ...
you know how that is!  LOL!

Anyways ... here's a couple cards I created back in February that I hadn't shared on my blog yet.  Hope you like them!  Masculine cards are always difficult to make and I think this design is quick, easy and suitable for just about any occasion!  Just need to change the sentiment to suit your needs.

 I'm working on a variety of cards for upcoming shows at the end of the month and of course I'm always in need of birthday cards for all ages.  I try to keep the masculine cards a little more 'subtle' than the ladies cards. 

For both of today's cards I've simply sponged ink in various monochromatic colors for the background then over stamped with a tree stamp for a silhouette.  You can 'fancy it up' a bit if you like by adding a design paper background panel and some faux stitching as seen on my 2nd card.

Yep, I have two shows at the end of the month ... one on the 20th and one on the 30th.
I'm working on a few other 'goodies' for the shows but I really need to get busy on my cards.  It's always good to have more than you need in various styles.  I struggle with the CAS design style but might give it another try to add to my sale boxes.  

Challenges to share in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes

Hope you have a great weekend.
I'll sure be glad when Spring REALLY breaks ... my poor budding plants are 
fearful of what the weather man is predicting for the next week.  Uugh!
As always . . .


Creations by Shirl said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

These are beautiful, Darlene! I love anything nature oriented. I really like how you did just the bit of sponging in the background. I wouldn't have thought of that, but it looks awesome!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 1, Hazel, DT x

Diane said...

Very pretty 'male' the soft sponging in the background...CAS and perfect to mail...great job on both of them!!

Cathy Clowes said...

Fabulous cards. Love the inked backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Cathy DT x