Friday 7 June 2024

Masculine Card

 Morning and I have a birthday card made for our BIL.I have had the D,paper from CraftO'Clock glued onto the black cardstock then onto a 7"x5" white card for a few weeks but not happy with the effect,so trimmed it down to the D,paper,backed onto a larger piece of black cardstock then onto a larger size white card 6" x 8 and a half inches-looks a lot better!Found a little bag of the die-cut Tim Holtz figures at the bottom of a small box of die-cuts found whilst decluttering.Now I have never owned this die so someone must have sent me them in a swap years ago and no idea who or when! Anyway instead of using the black figure as a dropped shadow,the white was too stark,so used the white behind as a light effect,then I gold embossed the figure to match the paper-with an Art  script stamp from Carabelle.Then used a Tonic die for the sentiment using the same layers-happy with this one! Then son came in and said it looked more like a sympathy card!!!



  PLEASE NOTE IF ANY CHALLENGES HAVE DIGIS FOR PRIZES-I AM JUST PLAYING FOR FUN AND SUPPORT AS I HAVE NO PRINTER


Challenges-----

cut it up-ATG

alphabet-E for embossing

lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG

Allys Angels-ATG

crafty gals corner-ATG

make my Monday-B is for birthday/blue/brolly

double trouble-masculine

Simon says-masculine

try it on Tuesday-emboss it

the sisterhood of crafters-for men

Simon says-masculine

craft-masculine

we love to create-ATG

613 Avenue create-for the guys--------------TOP ROCKER

daisy chain-birthday

Unicorn-embossing

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated.

Carol x x x

46 comments:

meg said...

Ignore what your son said Carol,it's a fabulous masculine birthday card,love what you did with the diecut gent and sentiment die

brenda said...

As Meg said, ignore that comment looks good to me and perfect for a male.

B x

dutchess said...

Perfect card for anyone Carol…I love it….I always wanted this image still looking on e bay!…..
Thinking about you xxx

Janette said...

Well I love it Carol, not at all sympathy vibes coming from it. I thought it looked very much like stained glass, its gorgeous and I love it. xx

papierelle said...

Oh no, it definitely doesn't look like a sympathie card. A very well done card for men. It's great how you designed it. And I particularly like the idea of ​​the white light border around the figure!!

Elle-Jeanne said...

Een perfecte kaart voor een man Carol.
Ik vindt hem prachtig.
Mooie achtergrond.
Groetjes Elle-Jeanne

Carol L said...

This is a fantastic masculine birthday card with that gorgeous background and subtle white outline around the image. We all see things differently and I understand your son's opinion, so this card could easily be used for either occasion. It's beautiful.

Gerrina said...

Love this silhouet for sure like this! And like this it is super masculine! Hugs, Gerrina

Valerie-Jael said...

i LOVE THE CARD, AND THE UMBRELLA MAN IS ALWAYS A FaVE WITH ME! Sorry about the caps! Hugs!

Alyson Mayo said...

That background is fabulous and I love the offset image. Thanks for sharing with us at both Cut It Up and Double Trouble :)

Chris said...

It's a fantastic masculine card Carol, I love how you've used the die cut with the white behind it- such a dramatic effect.
xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! dear me, that's the kind of thing hubby says. It's a fabulous card Carol, I love the background and how you've added a light behind the image. x

*Vicki* said...

Wow, this is really awesome Carol! I love that background so much! I had my hubby come in while I covered up the sentiment and asked him what it looked like and he said: "A man's birthday." (So there's an opinion from another man! LOL) It's a great masculine card and my husband loves the color blue! Well done my friend!

Leslie Miller said...

That's very clever crafting with how you used the die cut -- white for highlight and gold embossing on the black. It totally changed the look. I love the paper. You could almost believe it's actually cracked glass! Carol, thanks for answering my question about the ads. It almost appears as though I'm the only one seeing them. Your way of following is better. I use Feedly and love it.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love that background it's brought a stormy atmosphere to this masculine card. I'm sure Brother in Law will adore it Carol.
Happy crafty June Hugs Tracey xx

Heather said...

I think this is fabulous - so sophisticated with the metallics and the dark colors, and I love the layering! Thanks so much for playing at Make My Monday!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! Such amazing dramatic look you achieved with that beautiful paper and the white highlight behind the TH Umbrella Man with the gold embossing on black! It's a wonderful card perfect for a male!

Jean said...

I think it is fantastic Carol xx love all the different elements x

Christine Alexander said...

great card, the die cut image of the man and the umbrella is gorgeous with the touches of gold. Love the blue gold colour combo ♥

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Carole.......gr karin

Melanie Hungerford said...

Amazing background, and really love the gold details! Thanks for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Mrs.B said...

A great masculine card Carol and it certainly doesn't look like a sympathy card to me. I like the white outline, it really makes Mr Umbrella Man pop on that grungy background.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous background and textures Carol, love the die cut, never bought that one, must go shopping!!..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Paula said...

I think you used Umbrella Man well. I never even thought of him for sympathy cards but that's not a bad idea! Well done.

Susan Sudbury said...

Oh, I love this card! Fabulous idea with the layering of the dies to create a light effect. I don't get sympathy card vibes from this at all. Thanks for joining the masculine challenge at CRAFT!
Susan

Written in Ink Cards said...

fab card - what a great die! Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful use of Tim Holtz Umbrella Man die cut (I have the die bought clearance priced at Hobby Lobby and like it) for a masculine card. Not a Sympathy card by any means, the word would be or words would be Distressed look in a wonderful positive look. Enjoyed meeting Tim Holtz couple yrs ago when he came to N TX and took classes with him.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Makira said...

🩵🩵🩵 this! Saw this at the Double Trouble Challenge and came over for a look! Your use of TH's Umbrella Man is perfect. Love the colors in your background! Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Makira

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https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/

EmmaT said...

Fantastic card, its always satisfying to finally come up with the answer to a part made card - love the gold embossing. Interesting that your son sees it as sympathy, guess we all see things differently. Going by the amount of rain we have in these days this chap is ready for any occasion. Emmax

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card and design. The gold embossing looks so effective on the figure image. Thankyou for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne

Donna Scholz said...

Carol, that shades of aqua background paper is oh so gorgeous! I like how you gold embossed the figure to pick up on the gold in the pattern paper... very clever!! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble for our masculine challenge!!! -Donna

My name is Erika. said...

What a handsome masculine card Carol. I really like this.The umbrella man is favorite of mine, and I love that background too. They work together well. Thanks for sharing this with us at TIOT. hugs-Erika

wannabcre8tive said...

I love this card. I have always liked this TH die. It always makes a great card.

Carrianne said...

Great masculine card! Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up!

Sheryl said...

A perfect masculine card Carol.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Carol! What a great masculine card, with the dramatic background depicting the rainy feel of a wet day. The way shadow is partciularly striking! I Imagine your BIL enjoyed the card tremendously and did not consider it looked like a sympathy card! LOL It's a wonderful creation! hugs, de

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Like how you used the white background of the silhouette image to separate with the darker background patterns... very handsome card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's beautiful, Carol. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

Hugs, Em
613 Avenue Create DT
Creative Em my blog
Creative Em on YouTube my Youtube channel

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A super, masculine card design, love the DP.
Lorraine

craftytrog said...

It's a fabulous card Carol! xx

Debbie Mageed said...

I just love everything about this wonderful masculine card, Carol! Your creativity is always unique and perfectly detailed. The background is great and the embossing is great for our embossing challenge. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
Debbie, DT
Secrets To Stamping
Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such a fantastic male card - something I find really difficult to do - too much into fairies lol xx

Sandra Wright. said...

I think your card is great, regardless of what your son says,
His comment did make me smile though...xx

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh this is a fantastic masculine card. Great die cut, great colors and really well thought out.

Jinny said...

What a stunning card. Love your background. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

Linby said...

Men! Your card looks fab and very arty.