Good Tuesday morning. My project today is a masculine Christmas card made using the Rubbernecker Stamps Wildlife Set paired with the Tabbed Birch Tree, Deckle Hills, Small Birds and 3 Pine Trees. The frame was made using the Rectangle Combo #2 and the green layers were made using the Nested Rectangle w/Pierce.
The Framed Scene
- Cut a small piece of blue cardstock sized to fit behind the frame.
- Stamp the small pine tree image all across the layer using Peeled Paint ink.
- Cut the Deckle Hills, Birch Trees and frame using white cardstock.
- Attach the two snow layers to the frame using double stick tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and attach the trimmed birch trees.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the blue layer.
- Cut the green rectangle, cut it in half and attach it to the top and bottom of the blue card base using double stick tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame scene and attach it to the card base.
Coloring The Wolves
- Cut the wolves using white cardstock.
- Apply a layer of Antique Linen ink over the whole body of the wolves using a mini applicator.
- Apply darker shading to the wolves using Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator.
- Check out my Coloring Die Cut Animal tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I color die cut animals.
Complete The Scene
- Tuck the wolves in behind the snow layers and attach with mounting tape.
- Cut the Twigs using green cardstock and attach them in behind the snow layer and around the feet of the wolves using glossy accents.
- Apply white Gesso to the tips of the twigs using a small tipped brush.
- Cut the small birds using red cardstock and color the beaks using a black Copic marker.
- Attach small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them in the scene.
I don’t know about you but I am always on the lookout for new ideas for a masculine Christmas card and all masculine cards in general. The Rubbernecker Wildlife set with the wolves, bear and elk is a perfect set to have on hand for all of my masculine card needs. What guy wouldn’t rather receive a card with a wolf on it rather than one with a flower? LOL! Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are having a great week.