Friday, November 22, 2013

Masculine Birthday Greetings

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have a card design today that I think works well for a man using stamps by Chocolate Baroque including their new fabulous Nature Fragments set.


The background was created with Melted Chocolate (how appropriate) Dylusions Ink.   I stamped using two tree trunk wood grain fragments from Nature Fragments with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.     I embossed two trees from Fantasy Woodland and sentiment from Birthday Words with brown powder.   I blended Broken China Distress Ink over the trees and label.   

Die:  Spellbinder - Elegant Labels 4 S6-005

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

31 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL as Always!
    Greetz Patricia

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  2. Fascinating, Shirley! So awesome for a guy!! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. Wow, this is so beautiful!! I like the wood grain fragments very much! The sentiment label looks perfect against the brown background!Gr, Linda

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  4. Just gorgeous, love the colours, too, and the thought of melted chocolate is making me hungry! Valerie

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  5. Another stunning card, that background is fab! Hope your furry one is furry ones are ok. Hope they sort out that new cat. :)

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  6. I still can say you are a lady of many talents and this is just another example...the 'door to my garden' is stunning, so love that stamp.xxx

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  7. A wonderful and a very elegant card! Nicely done!

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  8. Wow, a stunning male card Shirley. I love the melted chocolate background, it really looks like it too. The fragment stamps make a perfect partner for the both the background and the tree stamps, and the addition of raffia instead of a ribbon looks great.

    Sue x

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  9. Another great card Shirley. Love that rich brown, definitely a good choice for a male card, and the wood grain fragment makes the perfect background. x

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  10. a wonderful card Shirley- the background is fascinating and the composition is superb!

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  11. This looks absolutely splendid Shirley & I love the way the watermarks & blotches in the background colour echo the roundness of the tree rings & really add to the whole woody sense especially with your raffia. I absolutely love how your red-orange brown complements the blue-green of the your matting, trees & sentiment. Your leaf charm echoes the shapes & balances your trio of trees. A lovely unusual delight that looks good enough to eat but won't add inches to the waistline……………..
    Paula (PEP)

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  12. A lovely card Shirley. I love the chocolatey background, great colour and it complements the blue so nicely. Great choice of stylised tree and the finishing touches of the raffia and charm are perfect. Have a great weekend

    Elaine x

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  13. Wow this is really pretty Shirley..
    The background woodgrain really pops off your card....

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  14. Wonderful design, the background texture is fascinating and beautiful combined with the embellishment.
    Wish you a nice weekend, dear Shirley
    hugs Anja

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  15. LOVE the raffia ! Just sets off this great card perfectly and those CB stamps are really nice. Beautiful and very manly!

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  16. Cool He Man card Shirley! Love the brown tones and the Raffia with the charm! Hope your not bogged down with snow like we are!!
    Fab card girl!
    Hugs
    Ellen

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  17. Gorgeous rich colour and a great combination of images too.
    Heather T

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  18. Fabulous Shirley! Love the copper and the aqua colours together, and the wood grain stamp is great! Love the string stuff (sorry, had a glass of wine so the name of it has escaped me...hic!) xxx

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  19. Hi Shirley
    Fabulous card....beautiful colours
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  20. Very cool card, Shirley! Loving those tree ring fragment stamps! Hugs

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  21. It looks warm and cold, beautiful background; they look so like all what is left of the big tree here in the neightbourhoud that had to be cut down.... Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

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  22. Each post I think you can't top this one. Then doggone if you don't do it with the next post. I love this Melted Chocolate, have only used it diluted. It looks very coppery as the background for the wood rings, and your lovely trees & sentiment seem like a copper patina with this bckgrnd. So very beautiful. TFS & Hugs

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  23. Love those images & fabulous color combo! Thanks for the inspiration, Shirley!

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  24. Great Automn card, you are so productive , I can't olmost follow you anymore!!! I love this card a lot, beautiful stamp use, the new stamps from CB , are just gorgeous again!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  25. Thanks Shirley, fabby inspiration for a mans card. Especially love the sound of the melted chocolate mmmm.

    Warn crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  26. Such a stunning card Shirley...brown and light blue...oehhh...

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  27. These colours together are gorgeous. This is a great card for a man, something different.
    I don't know if you are interested, but the challenge theme at "Soartful" is "Trees".

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  28. What a wonderful masculine card! As always, I love your background! The tag and raffia are perfect to finish it off!

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  29. Love the feeling of looking into a tree - into the Time and Strength of its rings, and life-line. Having the trees shown with the leafy charm really bring the beauty and timelessness of nature to our minds, doesn't it? This is amazing hugs, de

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  30. Really warm and wonderful, Shirley! Wow on the color scheme too!

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  31. Really warm and wonderful, Shirley! Wow on the color scheme too!

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !