Monday, December 4, 2017

Masculine Montana Shaker Card

Masculine cards are something I struggle with.  It's not the making of them I have a problem with, it's coming up with an idea that I like.

I made this one for my brother-in-law, and like my husband, he is an outdoorsy country boy.  I love moose and knew he would too so this was pefect.  Since we actually have Winter where we live I decided to make it a snowy shaker card to go along with the snow that is in this pre-colored digital image from DeeDee's Digis (no longer in business sorry).  The front of the card was embossed with a woodgrain look and inked with "Gathered Twigs" Distress Ink.  I added a die cut tree to the front and some Stickles to represent snow.

I actually found some good Challenges too...
A Gem Of A Challenge - #208 Animals In The Snow
613 Avenue Create - #204 AG/OPT Christmas/Winter
A Vintage Journey - Winter Wonderland
Fussy & Fancy - #201 Blue & Brown/Beige Winter
Moving Along With The Times - #59 Christmas Animals
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges #201 Winter Weather
Crafty Gals Corner - #151 Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's - Winter Time
Crafty Cardmakers - #201 Animal Magic

Thanks for stopping by and...


  1. Gosh masculine card can sometimes be so hard to create. But, boy howdy you nailed this one. Just love it and it's a shaker too! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck this week and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest CGCC

  2. A super 'man' card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  3. Such a wonderful design for a man that loves the outdoors.
    I love your super secene you have created and the fab Christmas Animal.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. Gorgeous card love the design of it. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  5. A perfect card for a male and I love the embossed front. I've just used a wood embossing folder and it almost cut right through so I put it one side. I might have another go now that I've seen your beauty. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

  6. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Christmas Animals. Hugs Jackie DT

  7. This is a gorgeous masculine card, the colours are just perfect. Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog....all the best Jo. X

  8. Fabulous masculine card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  9. Love it. Masculine cards are always so much more difficult to create and this one is a stunner.
    Thank you for entering my Animal Magic challenge at CCM. Good luck.
    Hugs Kimx

  10. I think you rocked this male birthday card! It looks very masculine and I bet your brother in law will like it a lot! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful December, take care and happy crafting, Maike

  11. This is a great masculine card. I love the scene and making it a shaker card is perfect. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Great card and so wintery. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  13. This is beautiful! Thanks a lot for joining last month's challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Please join us again this month for some fun and inspiration. Have a blessed week!

    JO ANN

  14. "The writing style of this blog is exceptional. The author has a way with words that effortlessly captures my attention and keeps me hooked till the very end. It's a true pleasure to read."
    stores like ross.