It is not always easy to come up with ideas for a masculine card. I usually turn to some kind of nature theme scene with animals and trees. Deer are my favorite to use. For this project I used the Rubbernecker Birch Forest, Deer Family, Birds, Spring Leaves, Grass, Grass #2, Flower Buds and Flower Stems.
The Card Base and Blue Background
- Cut an A2 sized white card base.
- Use white cardstock to cut a scene base to fit behind the tree panel.
- Apply a blue sky background using a blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
- Cut the blue sky background layer to fit behind the Birch Forest Panel.
- Attach the blue background layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
The Birch, Leaves and Grass Layers
- Cut the birch tree panel using white cardstock.
- Cut the leaves and three grass layers using green cardstock.
- Use a mini applicator to apply touches of Pumice Stone ink to the notches on the birch trees.
- Attach the tiny small leaves to the birch tree branches using glossy accents.
- Use ATG adhesive to attach one grass layer to the blue background.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the birch frame and attach it to the blue scene layer.
- Attach one grass layer flat to the front of the birch trees using ATG adhesive.
- Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the second grass layer to the front of the scene.
- Cut two Grass #2 sections and tuck the sprigs in behind the grass layers and attach using glossy accents.
Color the Deer
- Cut the deer using white cardstock.
- Use a mini applicator to apply a light layer of Antique Linen ink over the deer body.
- Apply darker shades of brown using a mini applicator and Vintage Photo ink.
- Check out my Coloring Animals tutorial to see step by step photos of how I applied color to the deer.
Complete the Masculine Card
- Cut the birds and flower buds using red cardstock and the flower stems using green cardstock.
- Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower stems using glossy accents.
- Color the beaks of the birds using a black marker.
- Attach a double layer of mounting tape to the back of the deer, tuck it in behind the grass layer and attach to the card base.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the two birds and attach to the tree trunks.
- Finish by tucking the flower stems and a few extra grass sprigs in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.
- Note: The red birds and flowers add small touches of color and interest to scene without taking away from the masculine theme.
I have no idea how often I have made a masculine card with a deer and tree theme. Check out my Birch Tree and Deer Scene to see the same dies used for a winter themed card and my Woodland Deer Scene using a mother and baby deer. Pinterest has tons of masculine card ideas for inspiration. I appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a good Sunday.
Here are the dies used for my project.
Here are the tools and supplies
3 thoughts on “Masculine Card with Deer and Birch Trees”
BEAUTIFUL WORK, Kittie! I see this scene MOST EVERY DAY out my window, & I LOVE the idea of re-creating it on cards! I too like to use Nature Scene’s for Masculine Cards! A SUPER JOB, Kittie!! HOPE YOU TOO have a BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY!!! ;)<3
Gorgeous card Kittie!! Have a great Sunday.
I always love this for a masculine card. I like the addition of the red flowers in the field!