Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Timeless and Elegant - A Masculine Card

I was so excited about this card.  I had seen a similar one on a message board quit a while ago and have had my own monocramatic vision in my mind for a long time.
This will go out to a dear friend of ours who will be having his special day in November.
It is always so hard for me to come up with a masculine card....
mine always seem to end up on the "girly side!"
However, this one is quite elegant and masculine at the same time.

This easel card is done in shades of brown with an emphasis on the bronze, sepia, and golden tones.
The primary background paper is from the DCWV "Tattered Time" paper stack.
The mats are layered in browns, and the cityscapes (PS) are cut in
 gold and bronze metallic papers @ 6 and 7"
with a shadow background.  They are also popped for added dimension.
A computer generated sentiment and MS branches that are punched from the same papers
 complete the front of this card. 

The inside is relatively simple -
Matted sentiment, buttons and twine added, edges inked and corners rounded -
VOILA!!  A finished project that is masculine and yet elegant.
I made a few of this card and will keep them handy for whenever I
need this type of card.  The sentiments will change with the occasion.


  1. This is just a beautiful card. It is certainly the best masculine card I have ever seen. All of the details and elements are amazing! Thanks for playing CWC.

  2. This is AMAZING! I think it's my favorite masculine card I've ever seen. I love all the detail you've put into this. And your colour choices are perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CWC this week! :)

  3. WOW! This card is fantastic! I love how it is so not girlie and yet beautiful at the same time! I too have trouble with making things look masculine! Thank you so much Marcia for playing along with us at


  4. Really neat masculine card! I have trouble with doing male cards- this one is great! :)Amy

  5. love the vintage feel so many great details perfect masculine design

  6. Grat job! Thanks for playing @ CWC!

  7. Such a elagant but maculine card indeed! Just perfect for any occasion. Thanks for joining the challenge at Cooking with Cricut

  8. This is so not girlie!! I love it. Lots of great details and perfect colors. Wonderful job! TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison CWC DT

  9. This card is absolutely Beautiful. I Love It! Thanks for joining us at CWC. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

  10. This card is gorgeous! I love how you used buttons to keep it upright, I may borrow that idea :) Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut!

  11. Very nice design! Love how it looks
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team

  12. oh yes, this sure is timeless and elegant girl!

    Thanks for playing w/ us at Cooking With Cricut! Our new challenge is up, so come and join us!

    -- dalis

  13. Awesome card, Marcia! I love how the papers play off of one another perfectly. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team