Saturday, 23 June 2018

Peace......

Today's card is a Masculine Christmas Card...

This is my first Christmas card of the year, 
inspired by the CAS Christmas Card Challenge, which is Masculine....
I used a stencil for the Stag's head, inked through it and then fussy cut it, 
as I don't have the die cut.
I layered and heated a few lime/citron embossing powders and clear UTEE for the Stag.

                      The background was done using the tissue technique and spraying with black 
and then hi-lighting the texture with liquid gold leaf...
The die cut sentiment and the snowflakes have also been achieved 
by layering many different embossing powders and heating.
I have used a die cut square to frame the elements and edged in liquid gold leaf to finish.
I am now obsessed with layering embossing powders 
and using my pancake maker for constant heat.
It's so much fun and the results are super shiny and unique
and a great way to use up all my stashed away embossing powders....

Challenges I would love to enter.....
CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Masculine
Thank you so much for the shout out....Thrilled x
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes Masculine Challenge
This is s fun challenge which I like to play along with
Thank you for the shout out....Delighted x
Just Add Ink Challenge - Add a Window/Frame
Thought my die cut 'frame' fitted into the fun challenge.





30 comments:

Trina P. said...

Stunning, Mac! Everything oozes masculinity yet elegance at the same time! Gorgeous mix of colours. The layers of embossing powder has so much depth. Amazing card... LOVE it! xx

Trina P. said...

Oops, I was so mesmerized by your card I forgot to add... Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Masculine Card challenge. xx

*Vicki* said...

Mac, your card is so stunning and I just love the bright green color and black contrast you've done here! Never would've thought to use a stencil in that way! I just love the textures and dimension on this! Beautifully done my friend! HUGS

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, fantastic masculine Christmas card, Mac! Your lime/citron stag looks awesome against the black tissue background panel edged with liquid gold. This is like a treasure box of the gorgeous layered embossing powder pieces! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx
p.s. Thanks also for sharing how to make a "die-cut" piece even when you don't have a die. It's very useful! :-)

aussie aNNie said...

wow! I lOVE this and love that green... fabulous design and the Peace really looks awesome. I have this die, never used it...I am so loving this. Pancakes obviously are a thing of the past for your pancake maker now Mak, I can see it used for this now...hugs.xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a perfectly pretty card!

Marina said...

I love the unexpected colour combo here and the embossing looks so luxurious.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I see you are doing some stunning work with embossing powders Mac my friend! Sorry I haven't been around in a while! I don't know where all the time goes? Have a wonderful Sunday! Hazel xx

Brenda said...

Wow! What a unique and beautiful masculine Christmas card Mac! I am loving that stag head in green, I would have never thought to use that beautiful green on it, but I am totally loving it! It just pops right off the page. I also love the tissue background and the peach is so cool looking. Well I am just totally crushing on this whole card. lol Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Mac, I love the stag and how you've given it a 3d effect with the layers of heat embossing. Fabulous background too, you are always thinking outside the box, Kate x

Sylvia said...

Stunning Christmas card,Mac.Love the rendeer and the sentiment.
Beautifully embossed again.

Gr,Sylvia x



Daffodil Cards said...

SWOOOOOON! how magnificent, I love the embossed stag and the layers he's on, can't think of enough words to compliment you Mac.
Faith
x

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, you never cease to amaze me with your cards, Mac! All that black and gold is so classy and the deer head done from stenciling is nothing short of amazing! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

Jeanne H said...

What a great card! Super well done. CASEing coming up! Thanks for sharing.

Loll said...

This is STUNNING, Mac! LOVE the bright green stags head ... gorgeous colour, shine, and thickness. Looks amazing over your black and gold tissue paper background ... love it edged in more gold. And the sentiment die-cut and snowflakes are more of the encrusted jewel goodness. :) Amazing techniques that all work together into one incredible masculine Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at CAS Christmas! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Mac I'm in awe of your embossed images. All the elements of this card shout masculine and such a perfect layout, I love the black lime green and gold. Thanks for sharing this with CAS Christmas :)

Marsha Reed said...

Very well done masculine card, Mac! Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

Greta said...

Did you hear my jaw drop?! Fabulous work--so creative & beautiful!

Maxine D said...

Oh Mac what a great card - love the vibrant stag's head against the gold and black!! it makes for an incredibly dramatic card!
Blessings
Maxine

MaryH said...

Caught a glimpse of this card when I was enjoying your fabulous tree cards. This one is equally amazing. I'm really liking the 'lime look' of the stag's head against that black and gold. The stag looks like a piece of lime jade! Such dimension, it looked quite like a molded piece. The black tissue edged with the gold is stunning as a background. The tissue and the EP layering is something I've yet to try. You are doing some marvelous looks with it. The peace sentiment looks so dimensional also, and like a piece of metal that's been shaped to your card. I like the shades of color on the snowflakes too. Just so artistic! TFS

BożenA said...

But an amazing men's card design. I love the combination of black and gold, it looks so elegant. And the green silhouette of a deer makes the card come alive. Great men's Christmas card
BożenA xoxo

Gail said...

Your embossing technique has so much impact! Love the lime green stag's head. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Mia said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!

Anita in France said...

Cool, stylish, richly textured and dimensional ... what a stunner, Mac ... your detailing on this beauty is awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

Chantell Randall said...

I love how the embossing add the texture to the card - makes it look very tactile and glossy. Chantelll Just Add Ink

Nikki Spencer said...

Love this Mac! The effect of the embossing is a real wow on your fab project. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Ros Crawford said...

Holy Moly! This is wonderful!! Love the embossing and that stags head in green... Terrific!!!

Jo Manna said...

Absolutely stunning Mac. Your cards are all so unique and this one is no exception. Quite the beauty with that bold lime colour xx

Ina G said...

OMGoodness you have created the most stunning out of this world unique Christmas card I have ever seen M. Truly it has such WOW factors. The black card stock, the frame with bits of gold and that bright stag is a masterpiece. I loooooooooooove what you did with the peace sentiment. Can't stop looking at it!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

And yet another amazing card - LOVE that green stag - what die cut did you use? I have been looking for a big stag die....still have to try that embossing powder layering technique one of those days....