Majestic Stag Masculine Christmas Card

Prima Christmas in the Country Majestic Stag Masculine Christmas Card

Hello, Friends!  Masculine Christmas cards….love ’em?  Hate ’em?  Struggle with ’em?  Well, this Majestic Stag Masculine Christmas Card post is filled with tips and ideas that will help you create a great card for all the fellas on your Christmas card list.  It’s made with Prima’s Christmas in the Country paper collection and accented with a wonderful Tibetan charm from my friend LouAnn over at ButterBee Scraps.

Majestic Stag Masculine Christmas Card: Making it Manly

This is a simple 5″ x 7″ kraft card base with a top fold.  Add lots of masculine elements like burlap, burlap string, buffalo plaid paper and a handsome stag image to the card design.

Copper is such a great metallic finish, and it works great for a vintage masculine vibe.  The lovely stag head and clock charms were originally silver tone.  Change that quick as a wink with embossing powder!  First,  tap the charms with Versamark Embossing Ink.  Then cover with Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder and heat.  It’s amazing how the detail of the charm comes through as the embossing powder melts.

TIP: When using a textured embossing powder, I find it takes longer to fully melt.  The embossing powder will go from grainy, to chunky, to thick and finally, as you continue to heat, it will thin out and allow the details to show.  Embossed metal is HOT!  Use tweezers!

First, emboss chipboard snowflakes with Seth Apter Blizzard Baked Texture.  Then emboss a second time with the Burnt Copper Leaves, just sprinkling it over the chips.  It’s a great look!

Majestic Stag Masculine Christmas Card: A Peek Inside

Don’t you just love this buffalo plaid pocket?  Tuck a little gift card/treat wallet inside.  And add a 3″ x 4″ journal card on the top to carry out the Christmas in the Country theme.

Guys like chocolate, too!  So tuck a tasty treat into the pocket along with a gift card for perfect gifting.

Now that wasn’t so hard, was it?

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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14 thoughts on “Majestic Stag Masculine Christmas Card

  1. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    I love, love, love this card Kathy, with all the layering and that beuatiful stag and snowflakes. It’s just perfect!

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  2. soozyb2013

    I like this card. I love the deer/stag. I would say it is uni-sex not just masculine. I like it too! Great card Kathy.

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  3. Sara Emily Barker

    Well, Kathy, I’ve finally been able to climb out of my Christmas ornament de-stash hole and come visit your inspiring blog this morning! And what a great day to be visiting! I love your masculine Christmas card, but I think it fitting for either male or female! The details on this work so well together, and I love the shimmery snowflakes and that stag layered on the clock face. And sprinkling your entire card, inside and out with TH Christmas ephemera brought a big smile to my face! I just LOVE this card, but then I do love EVERYTHING you create! Sending hugs!

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  4. Martie Rollin

    Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial on changing the color of metal to suit our embellishment needs. Silver and antique silver are so readily available, but not the best colors for everything. I like knowing that I can change the color using this technique. This product is available from many Internet resources at various prices. Looking forward to ordering a bottle. Lovely project!! Turkey Day blessings to you and yours!

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  5. Joyce Lennard

    Wow, you’ve done it again Kathy. Super design, so masculine and so old country Christmas. My English cousins would go mad for it.

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  6. Susan Steele

    Oh Wow! This guy card is so perfect for a much needed …guy card! Luv, luv, luv this! Those Prima papers with your card design ….yup! Perfect! Luv the inside too! All the buffalo check, burlap and twine and cute holly …amazing!!! Thanks so much for all your inspirations…hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful! Big hugs, Suzy Q

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  7. MaryH.

    I have to admit I struggle with them. I appreciate the tip – wow the results and paired with the great plaid and chocolate put it over the top. Any guy would appreciate this card!

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  8. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this card is absolutely beautiful. I do love masculine cards and you have done a brilliant job on this one. That deer image on the front is gorgeous and so majestic . The little deer charm, burlap, and plaid add just the perfect masculine touch and that Shiny Brite ornament strip on the inside brought back such wonderful, nostalgic memories. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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