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.

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy. Come see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

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.

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy. Click on the card to see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

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.

 

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy. Click on the picture to see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

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.

 
Birch Forest Die Cut 5167-01D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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Here are the tools and supplies

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
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Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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