A couple of weeks ago I posted a card on face Book that had no flowers and received so many comments about my "missing" masculine cards that I just had to respond to by making some masculine cards. Here are the results.
Card 1: Having just seen the new movie about Oz, I could resist using this stamp from Michael's dollar bin. The background is a retired die-cut from Sizzix cut from a Paper Company piece of mustard parchment paper edged with brown and black ink. I colored the stamp image using Prisma Coloring Pencils and then added some brown floss held in place with a glittered Fleur de Lis sticker from Jolee's Boutique/E.K. Success.
Card 2: I stamped a group of horses from Inkadinkado in Martha Stewart/E.K. Succes Merlot ink on a piece Paper Company mustard parchment paper which I then tore the top of and edged with brown ink. I layered a wood grained paper from K & Company/E.K. Success and the torn panel on a card and edged the entire card with more brown ink. The ribbon is made from self adhesive 7 Gypsies paper ribbon and an antique copped buckle from Making memories.
Card 3: This card is semi monochromatic and uses a layer of patterned paper with a Christmas paper ribbon from Anna Griffin mounted on a black background. The front panel is more Paper Company parchment paper but this time its the tan version on which I stamped the Fleur de Lis image from Stampers Anonymous. I used a deckle edged scissor to cut the panel and then edged it with black ink before I added it to the card using raised adhesive dots.
Card 4: This last card was the quickest and easiest ... a deep burgundy background on which I ran a burgundy ribbon from American Crafts and then added a gold Spellbinder die-cut frame inlaid with some texted paper from K&Company/E.K. Success. To finish off the card another piece of ribbon cut with a birds beak detail and attached using with a glittered Fleur de Lis sticker from Jolee's Boutique/E.K. Success.