Thursday, September 7, 2017

Masculine Holiday

Happy September THD fans!  You know how the holidays arrive earlier and earlier every year (or at least that's how it seems, especially as you age...), well for once I have made a seasonal card long before the holidays even hit the shelves!  I was inspired by our current challenge that began yesterday!  Masculine cards are hard, but Tonya has a great selection of papers, dies, and ephemera to pull together a great man's card!


Once I started cutting the Flora & Fauna Bus & Camper Dies, I couldn't stop.  I have 4 cards already completed and 6 more in the works featuring these die cuts, which are amazing and so versatile-- you can see my fall version at the challenge page!  Check back at my blog or Instagram for the others inspired by our challenge and products in the Heart Desires store!


The Concord & 9th tree ring will never get old-- stamped in Unicorn White and heat embossed on kraft, then fussy cut and layered with the rest of the die cuts and ephemera.  The fun wood saw is available in the store from Richard Garay's Lumberjack series.

The Jen Hadfield paper pack Warm & Cozy supplied all the plaids and woodgrain patterned papers.  Don't you love the Splendid Stag from Newton's Nook cut in the brown plaid?


Tonya has a great selection of Brushos, another technique I love used here on Ranger watercolor paper and die cut.


I featured the Carta Bella Autumn series Washi tape (the same design can be found in the paper pack) and wrapped it all up with the Neat & Tangled envelope die.  Tonya has a great selection of Neat and Tangled, but this die is only available as an exclusive at their site.



That's a wrap!  Hope I've helped inspire you to get a head start on holiday cards! 

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