CAS Christmas June Challenge – Masculine


Hi there.  The June CAS Christmas card challenge starts today and as you can see from the graphic above, the theme is Masculine.  I usually resort to neutral tones for masculine cards, but this time I decided to brighten things up.  I stuck to the blue end of the colour spectrum and created this fun card.



To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from mixed media paper.  Blended Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool for the background.  Spritz with water and lifted the colours with a paper towel.  Stamped the penguin with Permanent Black ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching die.



Next, die cut each letter (unknown) three times from white scraps and stacked them for dimension.  Stamped ‘sending’ (discontinued) in black, then adhered the panel to a white top folding card base.  Assembled the card, popping the penguin up with foam tape.  Added snow with a white gel pen and crystal glaze on the letters to finish.  It was tough not to add shimmer, but kept reminding myself it needed to be masculine. 😂




Our talented April winner, Bobby of Bits and Pieces, is our guest designer this month.  Make sure to pop on over to the main blog post HERE to see the fabulous cards Bobby and my team have made to inspire you.  The challenge runs till June 24th, so there is plenty of time to play along.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!







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Simply Create Too — #139 For a Male
Watercooler Wednesday#172 Anything Goes
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SSS Monday — Masculine 
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes







30 thoughts on “CAS Christmas June Challenge – Masculine

  1. Wow a totally fabulous card! Really love how you have him holding the letter.Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative with Stamps and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  2. A great card – thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we hope to see you again in July.

    Helen x

  3. This card is so well done! I love the adorable penguin, the background and the composition. Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps challenge.

  4. Oh my goodness Trina! this is just so fun with the penguin juggling the JOY letters! so very clever! love the 3 blues inked in the background, the wonderful snow flakes and glittery letters! Julia xx

  5. Oh Trina – what a lovely card! Perfect for a chap with also some humour there. LOVE the design and also your background.


    Di xx

  6. Hi Trina! This card is super adorable! I love absolutely everything about it!!! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR for our “Non -traditional Christmas colors” challenge! 🙂

    ~Marie B -DT

  7. Oh my Trina. Another delightful Christmas card. The image is fun and your colouring is superb as always. The background is amazing. What more can I say! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Anything Goes Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week!

  8. Love the way the penguin is carrying the “O”! Such a fun card with the skating theme and the snow falling all around him! Good for you, for resisting the shimmer and keeping it masculine :))

  9. Trina this is simply a wonderful card. I love the colours and CAS. Yes, it’s masculine but I suspect it would appeal to anyone. LOVE the penguin! He is out of this world adorable. And to take that die-cut and make it appear as if he’s somehow keeping the die-cut “O” from falling is so creative and well planned. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  10. Love the cute penguin and how you added the letters to spell joy. Thanks so much for sharing this great card with us this week at Merry Monday.

  11. So cute how the penguin is skating with the O. Pretty background too! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

  12. I was looking at the DT cards from the top, and when I saw your card at the last, I just couldn’t help giggling. What an adorable card, Trina! The cute penguin is skating, holing the shiny letter “O” above! How could you think of this fun idea!? 🙂
    The blending of the distress oxide inks is so beautiful and the white gel pen snow is the perfect touch!
    Hideko xx

  13. Cute, CUTE card Trina! Your penguin is just adorable and I love how he’s holding the “O”! Beautiful blended background too! I also really LOVE your photo backdrop!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  14. Beautiful Distress Oxides background for your sweet stamped, die cut and colored penquin holding one die cut letter, Trina. Wonderful snow with your white gel pen too. A really fun masculine card, my friend. Hugs

  15. Adorable!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  16. Adorable Trina! Love the background with the beautiful and bright sponged colours. You penguin really stands out against them. And such a fun design with the way the penguin is holding the “O”! LOVE your new photo backdrop! xx

  17. How creative and fun to do the die cut sentiment in this way, absolutely love it. The penguin is so cute and what a wonderful layout with the penguin holding some of the die cut sentiments. He looks like he needs the O to keep him upright and balanced…great inspiration Tina….Thank you x

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