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.

23 comments:

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 colors..it 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.

Hugs,
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.

Joey.x

Cathy Clark said...

Peggy,
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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