Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Few Masculine Birthday Cards

Hi Dreamers,
And, Good Sunday Morning to you!  I have my cup of coffee and am ready to go.  Had a nice day yesterday with two of my GF's.  We went to a used book sale and then over to Chris's for a yummy lunch and good conversation.   Now, on to the cards for today.  How about some masculine cards?  Let's just jump right in with the photos.

Background is made with the Swirls Crafters Workshop Template and spray inks.  I punched some squares to layer the sentiment.



Card #2

The background is dry embossed and distressed with Vintage Photo ink.  I punched some circles to layer this sentiment.



Card #3

Background is made by stamping a large stamp onto the embossing folder and then adding the through your Cuttlebug.  Remove paper; clean embossing folder.  Add inks to the paper.



The sentiments are from Stampin' Up and Victorine Originals.

And, now, how about a few challenges for my Masculine Birthday cards!??

Simon Says stamp and show: no rules
365 Cards: use two techniques----I used dry embossing and distressing with ink.
365 Cards: three textures----I used dry embossing, punches, and layers
Craft Your Days Away: Anything goes--their last challenge.
Craft Punked: steampunk
Fat pages and cards with attitude: anything goes
Take a Word: clockworks

Hope you are having a great weekend!!  Lots going on this coming week.... A Steampunk Owl and who knows what else.  LOL  Love ya.


  1. Fantastic, masculine Kraft cards... particularly love the cogs and gears ones - great colours throughout!
    Alison x

  2. Sounds like you and your friends had a lovely time with the chat and food so lovely and how nice to meet and chat, and your cards are again Karen stunning so beautifully presented too! x

  3. Karen, your cards are so pretty. There is something about the simplicity of number one that I really like. Very elegant. I also love two and three though as I love clocks and time pieces. :) You have inked the covers very nicely. And the time pieces are so appropriate for birthday cards. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Great grungy card, you had demonstrated great use of stamps! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards

  5. Hey there Karen, thank you for sharing your fabby and classy cards with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the simplicity of them and the backgrounds are just fabby Thank you for sharing, hugs terry xxxx

  6. Great projects, I especially like the one with the clocks. Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

  7. Very, very nice indeed! Perfect masculine cards. Wow, just change the colors a little and they would make great women's cards too...all because of your outstanding talent! Thanks much for entering Fat Pages Cards with Attitude Challenge! You can also enter your card into our ATC challenge. Great sponsors there too! The link is on the Fat Page blog. Hoping to see more of your creations!

  8. Lovely set of cards, love all the colors and designs. Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

  9. Beautiful card set, they all look wonderful! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

  10. Wow! Great cards! The backgrounds are fantastic!! Thank you sharing them with us over at 365 Cards!!!

  11. Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week with this fantastic creation.
    I think I shall treat myself to that swirly mask as it makes a brilliant card for men :)
    daisylou xxx

  12. Wow, these are phenomenal! Love all of them! Can never have enough dude cards!
    Big hugs,


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