Sunday, July 23, 2017

WWC128 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Carols of Christmas and the WWC128 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge........ do you think this card works as a masculine card?

This week  it's Heidi's turn to be hosting and she has opted for one of the of the very popular challenges over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: the Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  And as I wanted to play with this brand new set available only to demonstrators in July (and it will be available for  customers as a pre-order in August), I decided to create a masculine card , a Christmas masculine card.  

I used the Card Front Builder thinlits that coordinates with the stamps set, both on the front of the card and inside, sponged some clouds using the clouds mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, die cut trees and a few deers, and stamped the large sentiment inside together with more deers.

For the trees I was inspired by what another demo (
Karen Bernhardt ) had posted on FB. I too used the Whisper White ink to put some "snow" on the trees but instead of using glitter, I sprinkled white embossing powder and then brushed Wink of Stella over the melted powder.  Here's a close-up of the trees:

Inside I stamped one of the large sentiment from the stamps set and for a 'masculine touch' I also stamped the 3 little deers at the bottom.

Card Base:           Tranquil Tide  8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”
Front Layer:        Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4 – Die cut with Card Front Builder
Inside:                  Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4 – Die cut with Card Front Builder
Trees:                   Garden Green – sponged with Whisper White, sprinkled with White Embossing powder
Deers:                  Early Espresso – sponged with Whisper White and Wink of Stella
Stamps Sets, framelits and inks used on card
  • Carols of Christmas          (C 144804)          
  • Card Front Builder            (144674)             
  • Tranquil Tide                     
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Whisper White
  • Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz (for clouds and background behind trees)
  So what do you think? Do you consider this card to be masculine enough for a guy? I think it could even be a winter birthday card, don't you think?

Don't forget to go check the Watercooler Wednesday blog for great ideas and wonderful samples created by the Watercooler Artists, and have a look at the entries so far! WOW so much inspiration for your masculine projects. 

Thank you for stopping by and please take a few seconds to let me know what you think of my card. And again thank you to Judy for choosing my card as worthy to rock the watercooler last week for her challenge! That was a wonderful  surprise and sure helped to put a smile on my face and make me feel like a 'rockstar'.



This is such a fantastic card Louise. Cards like this will make that stamp set sell out fast. Beautiful design and layout and fantastic technique with the trees. You've created such a wonderful masculine winter scene. Thanks so much for joining us at this week's Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

Posted by Penny Hanuszak on July 23, 2017 at 07:45 PM #

Penny thank you so much for your kind words! I really had fun creating and playing with those trees. One confession: one of the tree was actually the 'waste' in between the double trees (if that makes sense LOL). I am so glad you find it "masculine". Thanks again.

Posted by Louise on July 23, 2017 at 09:15 PM #

Great card! Yes, it works for masculine. Particularly liked how you used the framelits and stamps for the inside of the card.

Posted by Pat Martin on July 31, 2017 at 06:16 PM #

Thank you so much for your comment Pat and for stopping by. I am happy that you liked the inside of the card too. I hope that you will visit again soon.

Posted by Louise on July 31, 2017 at 10:01 PM #

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