Nov 24 2008

Masculine Metallic Trio

I’m still in my white mode!!! This trio of masculine cards uses a bronze metallic cardstock along with copper and silver embossing. But my photos do NOT do justice to the pretty bronze paper. It looks so dark in the photos and IRL it is actually quite close in color to the copper embossing, but you’ll get the idea anyway. Here’s the group.


Two are masculine sympathy cards and one is a Christmas card. The layouts are different, but that’s about it. The trees were embossed mostly with copper, but the tips of the trees were embossed in silver to make them appear frosted in the cold air. My image panel is matted onto plain white cardstock for a clean look.


This sympathy card and the Christmas card below were made for the Featured Stamper Challengeat SCS today. This layout was taken from this card in ebethneu’s gallery. Great gallery!!!


As with the main image, the sentiment is matted white on white.


The layout for this card is from Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge. A great sketch!!! Although embellishments were kept to a minimum on these cards, the image panels are popped up withmounting tape.

Stamps: Winter Woods by Rubber Stampede; With Sympathy by Stampendous, SU Hope for Comfort and Star Studded Christmas Paper: PTI White, Bronze Brushed Metallic Ink: Versa Mark Accessories: Copper and Silver Embossing Powders, Brad, Mounting Tape, Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders.

So glad you took the time to come and look — MUCH appreciated!!! I plan to continue all this week with these very simple cards, so if that suits your fancy, hope you can come back!!! Thanks so much everyone!!

53 responses so far

53 Responses to “Masculine Metallic Trio”

  1. Curt OBrien says:

    WOW, just simply WOW! These are so beautiful! I am in awe over the dual embossing! The silver and copper together are gorgeous! These are truly stunning Sharon! Best, Curt

  2. Charlene H. says:

    These cards are incredible. Sometimes simple cards stand out more – these certainly do. I have never thought of matting white with white. It really looks nice like that. Great job!

  3. Connie Watson says:

    I love the clean look of your samples. Quick ?…can you emboss on the metallic paper? Thanks.

  4. Oh these sound delicious. Photos are so maddenig sometimes. Love the simpleness of this stricking card.

  5. Karen W says:

    What a neat idea and I love the tips of the trees in silver, great inspirations!!!

  6. Mari says:

    These are just lovely! The white and gold one are also striking, but the double embossing on these is inspired! Very, very elegant.

  7. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Sharon these are all beautiful! I love the CAS design!

  8. Karen M says:

    Love your cards Sharon. Beautiful!

  9. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Totally gorgeous! Simple but most elegant! TFS…you always inspire me!

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! So very elegant!

  11. Amy Johnson says:

    Wow! These are great masculine cards! I love them all.

  12. Jerri Kay says:

    These are all fabulous Sharon, love what you can do with metallics! These cards are so perfect for the guys in my life!

  13. OH my gosh I love it… wow I love that double embossing! How in Heavens name did you do it so it looks so prefect I LOVE it! 🙂

  14. Sherri Alspach says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job!!! Thanks for sharing

  15. Lynette says:

    It suits my fancy VERY well – I love them!!

  16. Okay you know I LOVE masculine cards. They are so simple and perfect for those *guys* great set of trees!

  17. Cindy H. says:

    Wow, so clean and simple, and soooo elegant!! Love the mixture of copper and silver on the trees! TFS

  18. Very handsome! Love the clean, fresh, outdoors feel here!

  19. Gail S. says:

    Simply delicious!! Love them – thanks for sharing.

  20. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I love these cards! Absolutely stunning.

    Please tell how you did the two color embossing and they look so perfect.


  21. Colleen Horner says:

    Be-u-t-ful.. What else can I say.
    Ditto Joan, how do you control the embossing powder?

    Colleen Horner

  22. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Truly elegant and timeless, Sharon! Love the white and brown together.

  23. Gabriela says:

    These are wonderful, Sharon. Such elegance and sincerity. I love them each!

  24. Colleen says:

    WOW… (that’s about all I can say…I’m speechless!) These are stunning. You bet I’ll be back for more like this! TFS

  25. Just amazing Sharon! I just love these. I have some copper metallic paper and haven’t touched it…YET!! Hugs,

  26. What beautiful cards!!!! I love the white on white and had never even thought of it. Please keep inspiring us.

  27. Vicki says:

    What a gorgeous set of cards!! It looks so elegant and stunning!!

  28. Sara says:

    Sharon, these are stunning! You are the queen of simple elegance. I love each and every one of these. Thanks for always inspiring us with your gorgeous creations!

  29. LeAnne says:

    Gorgeous, so crisp & clean!

  30. Pat (mspfd) says:

    These are absolutely stunning, Sharon. Beautiful!

  31. Michele says:

    WOW; these are really gorgeous; I love your simple but stunning cards!!!

  32. Rose Ann says:

    All of these are gorgeous!! I love how these have a more masculine feel to them, yet they are still quite elegant!! Marvelous work!!

  33. Sandy K says:

    These cards are fabulous! Thank you for sharing them.

  34. cheryl says:

    these are just stunning!

  35. Charlene says:

    This must have been one of your posts that I didn’t get earlier…Simply stunning should be your title!

  36. Melanie says:

    Your cards are so elegant and striking! My favourite detail is how you matted the focal image and sentiment layers on white cardstock — gives a wonderful contemporary twist to the traditional matting! TFS!

  37. Sharon, these are fabulous! So elegant and professionally done!

  38. Candy aka cwilliams says:


  39. These are so gorgeous! I love the tree stamp and how you’ve used it for both sympathy and Christmas. The copper is always nice for a more masculine feeling, too. Just beautiful the way you’ve done the half and half embossing! Love it!

  40. Colleen Horner says:

    Sharon thanks so much for the tutorial on double embossing. I did it.
    It may not amaze you but it is amazing to me.
    Now I need the copper paper. Always something.


  41. Janis L Ussery says:

    These cards are gorgeous. I love the look of the copper and silver. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  42. Michelle says:

    Very pretty! I love the two tones

  43. sandyh50 says:

    I love the 2 colors of embossing powder. So pretty!

  44. Diane Lapointe says:

    Oh my I will have to try this!It’s stunning!!! TFS!

  45. nancy littrell says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous metallic look on your Lovely as a Tree stamp… you well know, that is my all time favorite SU set. Now I have a new way to show off the beautiful trees. Thank you again Sharon for being such a wonderful Inspiration 🙂

  46. Ann says:

    I love these cards. Thaks for the idea.

  47. […] these trees a lot lately and this is the same copper/silver embossing that I’ve shown you here and here.  The white paper used on this project is from Papertrey Ink, and the silver matting on […]

  48. Susanne says:

    These cards are beautiful. Simple but very Elegant!!

  49. Chris says:

    WOW!! I know it has all been said before but you really are one talented lady. Love them all, the simplicity, the colours – everything. TFS

  50. Rosie K says:

    What a great idea! You are a genious!
    Thank you for sharing. It is talented people like you that keeps my craft being fun. Rosie

  51. Carole says:

    Sharon, I was browsing your site and came across these wonderful cards. Absolutely stunning! I love everything about these cards, the elegance, is beautiful. Thanks so much Sharon. I have lots to see around here and I am on my way.

  52. Dawn Stuart says:

    I have just discovered your wonderful site, you have beautiful, inspiring creations. I have been trying to find a bow easy here in my region, but unfortunately have not had any luck. Do you ship to Canada, and if so what are the shipping rates. You offer many things in which I have been searching for. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Dawn Stuart

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