Friday, December 20, 2013

Card for a Guy



Needed one more card for a co-worker.  He was recently hired so I don't know him very well. I also wanted to make a card for Merry Monday & decided a deer would be great for a masculine card.  However... almost gave up as nothing I did looked good.  I like the Tim Holtz embossed trees so just kept trying to make it work.  A gold embossed deer (Penny Black) next to the trees looked terrible, so I took a scrap of cream paper, red embossed it & used the MFT Fishtail Flags die.  Better, but too stark with the kraft, so started sponging.  Ended up being able to attach the flag over the gold deer & by the time I finished with the DeNami sentiment on the green strip, I actually liked the card!  
Sometimes a save isn't possible, but reminded me not to give up too quickly. Wishing all of you a great weekend as you finish preparations for Christmas.  I have some baking to do so I can take a loaf of pumpkin bread to a friend I'm meeting for coffee. Thanks for stopping by.
Edited to Add: Also entering Paper Crafts December Gallery Challenge.

19 comments:

  1. such a festive design Greta, love your card !! :) Merry Christmas to you and hope you enjoy coffee with your friend. Thx for the beautiful Christmas Card. Sending you merry hugs :)

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  2. I love this. It reminds me of colour blocking and the colours you have used are rich and festive. Really great card, Greta! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  3. Fabulous masculine Christmas card. All the sponging gives it a vintage-look. Love the saturated colors you've used. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  4. This is a wonderful guy card Greta. Love those embossed trees! I think your coworker will be very touched that you made him this card.
    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

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  5. Oh i love this card, its gorgeous!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  6. Great card for a guy! I struggle with those. Always want ti add bling!

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  7. Liked the card, Great? You should say you LOVED the card! It evolved into a dimensional dream of a scene, so perfect for a guy! Holiday Hugs! Darnell

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  8. Perfect card for your new co-worker; delight guaranteed! You've created such an eye-catching scene with the deer, the tag and the tree silhouettes! I like Darnell's description: dimensional dream. Colours, images, sentiment: LOVE this!! Once again, I'm soooo impressed by your generosity...cards, pumpkin loaves...What a fabulous friend you are!!! Hugs~c

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  9. I'm glad you didn't give up on this as it's wonderful! Love the red deer and the embossed trees! The sponging brings it all together and the sentiment topper is a different look that I love! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! It's going into my CASE file!

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  10. Such a perfect card for a guy! I love the rich colors and the dimension too! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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  11. Awesome masculine Christmas card Greta! Love the embossed trees!

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  12. Glad you didnèt stop as it looks wonderful. Love those embossed trees and the leaping deer is wonderful!

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  13. This is a great masculine card and your perseverance paid off! Your sponged trees are a perfect backdrop to your joyful-looking reindeer. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  14. A PERFECT masculine card design Greta!! I LOVE every detail!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Holiday Season!! ;)

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  15. I absolutely adore this card....the design is simple enough to duplicate easily but still very striking with the colors and sponging! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Merry Monday!

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  16. Beautiful Christmas card and love the vintage look with the sponging and works very well for masculine!

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  17. Fabulous masculine card, this all blends great. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  18. This is fantastic! I am so far behind with having family in town. Please forgive me for missing many post.

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