Friday, January 29, 2010

A Masculine Valentine

I often hear most card-makers have a difficult time stocking up on masculine-type greeting cards.. I know I do.  There's just not a whole lot out there!

I didn't want to give my DH a valentine card that even came close to frilly. Using a bright and cheerful designer paper as my inspiration, I created this card and a matching envelope. The card size is 5.5 x 5.5" and the envelope is just slightly larger to accompany the bow and the heart that's popped up. Once I had a layout in mind, and selected coordinating papers that matched the colors in the DP, it was very simple to put together... and no coloring involved!

Even with a heart and a bow, it's not feminine looking because of the very untraditional colors I chose. The quail in the designer paper was perfect inside the heart.

Thanks for stopping by today.... I hope you have had a terrific day and a great weekend lined up with time for crafting. 'Til next time we visit, be safe in all you do.


eiyiyi said...

Perfect! I've left something for you on my blog. hugs, eileen

Betty Benton said...

I love your card -- just perfect for a DH! You came up with an excellent idea!

Cindy said...

Peggy, I really like this card a lot. So perfect for a guy yet is in keeping with the Valentine feel. Nicely done!

Micki Switzer said...

You have reached your goal for making a really nice valentine for your honey. I love those is just perfect for what you set out to do... I could stand to take some composition lessons from you....

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Peggy..or should I say handsome.. he will love it.. My hubby does not like frilly either..Great job.

Caryn said...

This is gorgeous Peggy - I love the kraft card on there - looks fantastic with the scalloped edge.

Caryn xxx

Cindy said...

Great card Peggy!! I love the Quail in the center of the heart! Just perfect!!

JazzyH said...

Great masculine card~

Karen from PA said...

This is the perfect masculine Valentine's card. I love all the details and yet it doesn't look girly at all.

Gina said...

I love the nontraditional colors you used. the bird is a nice masculine touch too.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooooooh...this is fabulous!! what an excellent idea!!

Angie Williams said...

Fabulous masculine valentine!

joey said...

Hi Peggy

ooooh How I love this card! gorgeous colours and fabulous layout.


Cathy Clark said...

This is a fantastic card for a man, but women would like it too!
Your blog is great and I can't wait to get to know you and see more of your work!
Also look forward to "playing" with you on Design DIVAS!

Scrapping Julie said...

fabulous job!

MichelleS said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Wow!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

great eye on seeing that quail used on a card! perfect for DH! love the color combo - card pops off the page!

Sara said...

Love it!! Those colors are gorgeous!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Fabulous card.......and the colours are perfect.....great work.

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