CAS Christmas June Reminder – Masculine


Hello there!  This is the reminder post for the June CAS Christmas Masculine Card Challenge.  There is one week left to get your entries in.  Here’s my card.



Man’s best friend was my inspiration. 😊   Started by die cutting an A2 size stitched rectangle panel from Kraft cardstock.  Next stamped the puppy with Permanent Black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper.  Coloured with Copics then die cut out with the coordinating die.



I wanted to create a Christmas tree scene since he’s all tangled up in lights.  To keep it CAS, I decided to faux dry emboss the “tree” in the background by die cutting a couple of pine branches (forgot brand) from Kraft cardstock and adhering them to the left-hand side.  The sentiment was gold heat embossed on a black strip.  Mounted the sentiment strip and the puppy with foam tape for a little dimension.  To finish, added white liquid appliqué to the hat brim/pompom, and Crystal Glaze to the lights.



Our fabulous guest, Bobby from Bits and Pieces, and my team have made some wonderful masculine cards to inspire you.  You can check them out HERE.  Challenge ends next Sunday on June 24th.  Hope to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!






Christmas Crafts All Year Round — June Challenge Non-traditional Colours
Time Out — #111 Holidays optional twist one layer
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Sweet Stampers — #21 Animals






17 thoughts on “CAS Christmas June Reminder – Masculine

  1. This is so wonderful – I absolutely LOVE the tone on tone background you created – it goes beautifully with your sweet puppy and black sentiment strip! Really wonderful card – so happy that you played along with us at Time Out! Jill

  2. Beautiful Christmas card Trina, love that cute bear image and how you incorporated the die in the background. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  3. Another beautiful card Trina, love the cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.

  4. How could it be cute and also elegant, Trina! Really adore your creative design! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Please come back with us again.

  5. What a great way to create the idea of the Christmas tree for your puppy’s lights to be tangled up in! Love the sweet pup! Great colour scheme for a masculine card too!

  6. I love this lovely card, Trina! The puppy is so adorable especially with your wonderful Copic coloring! The faux dry embossed pine branches are a clever way to create a Christmas tree scene and keep the card CAS.
    And you’re perfect with the detail finishing touches (the hat brim/pompom and the lights), as always!
    Hideko xx

  7. Love this adorable puppy with the Christmas lights, Trina! The tone on tone “faux embossing” adds wonderful texture while still keeping it CAS! Fantastic and fun!

  8. Too funny I just got this stamp set in the mail, thanks for the inspiration he’s adorable:) Now I can’t wait to use the set.
    I love the faux embossed pine branch.

  9. Very creative CAS design Trina. Love the tone-on-tone of the pine branches against the card base. Adds interest and texture, but in a subtle way. Your sweet pup is adorable … you always have the cutest images! And of course, it’s coloured to perfection. Great design with the large black sentiment banner with gold embossing. xx

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