Sunday, March 9, 2008

Masculine Magnolia Cards

First i would like to tell you that this will be my last project as a DT Member for the Magnolia Challenge Blog. But i sure will visit the blog often and see what you guys come up with.

This weeks challenge over at the Magnolia Challenge blog is to create masculine cards. Again, I wanted to try showing you how versatile Magnolia stamps are. They look lovely just by themselfes. When i create something for a man - i usually go with what my husband would like. He likes dark brown colores and no frills.
Here is my frist card for a birthday. I stamped "Happy Birthday" with chocolate ink on the right hand bottom but i is hard to see. It uses chocolate chip cs and wide chocolate chip grosgrain . Magnolia flowers are stamped with Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa. One layer in Close to Cocoa CS ties the colors together. My next card uses also Chocolate Chip CS, Very Vanilla as base and some sparingly Pretty in Pink cs for layering. I embossed the grid with my handy Scor-pal board and a bonefolder. Magnolia praline stamp was stamped onto Very Vanilla CS and embossed with oval Nestabilities. I colored the image with my markers and used Sakura Souffle pens for the icing of the candy. Sentiment is from Stampin up (Level 1 Hostess retiered) and punched out with my Word Window punch. The corners of the chocolate chip cs are punched with ticket corner punch.


23 comments:

Katharina said...

These are beautiful Claudia. Great colours for male cards. My husband would like them too.

Andrea, said...

2 fabulous cards Claudia, I especially like the chocolate box one, fabulous colours

Leonie said...

Hi Claudia!

It's always hard to make a card for a man, that's what I think but you've done a great job. Like it very much!!

I just saw you linked me, thank you so much! It's an honour to be linked by someone who make such a wonderful cards!

~ Leonie ~

Stempelchaotin said...

Maskulin ist doch sehr schwer mit Magnolia, deswegen muss ich auch passen, aber Deine beiden sind mal wieder ein Hingucker. Klasse meine Liebe.

Donalda's Blog said...

Claudia your cards are just gorgeous !!!! Magnolia is sure lucky to have you on there DT.

Shary said...

Claudia love those colours!!! I have just received the choccy box and you have inspired me to use it. Great work again :-)

2 Worlds said...

Beautiful card

tillymint said...

Beautiful cards Claudia, I especially like how you used different coloured inkpads for the flowers on the first card. So effective and very classy!

MichelleO said...

Love these "manly" cards. The first one is one I am going to have to "lift" and try and do one like it myself! Love it!

Alex said...

This is lovely Claudia, I adore those flowers.

You will be missed from the DT, you are in my Google Reader so I can see what you get up to on the Magnolia DT - hugs

Alex xxxxxx

Glitter Monkey said...

Claudia these are both gorgeous - the flower one especially brilliant! Lol x

Catherine said...

Both cards are beautiful...love the first one A LOT!

anyway, just wanted to let you know that you've been tag =)

leann said...

These are beautiful Claudia ~ fab work as always!

Angelswings_2 said...

I really like your cards, its always difficult to make a card for a man... Wonderful!

ink'n'rubba said...

two fabulous cards Claudia! I do like the one with the flowers alot and must try this out.

Ana Baird said...

They're fabulous!

Deb said...

Both fantastic cards Claudia, I love your embossed panel on your chocolate box card, that is amazing!

Ila said...

These are both Fabulous masculine cards...great colors and design!!

Terrie B x said...

both beautiful creations Claudia:)

Anonymous said...

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Vanessa

Chatdoro said...

your cards are so beautiful. i love it. Ton blog est super. Bravo. Bises Chatdoro

Zimtschnecke said...

Die erste Karte ist ja wohl der Hammer! Wahnsinn! Die 2. natürlich auch, aber die erste hats mir echt angetan! ;-)

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