My card today is created with non-traditional holiday colors. I colored my image, a digi from Sheepski Designs called Snow Happy, and popped it onto a very decidedly masculine background, which includes one of the textured papers in Decosse's Dynamite Doodles' newest Paper Kit called Texture Time-Leathers 1. You like it? Link up two cards with the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge blog and you will receive one of the papers automatically. You even get to vote for which paper should be the one given away from the set!
Last month the focus was on the women in our lives and this month crafters are asked to give our men the special treatment--well, related to Christmas cards anyway.😉 This month, in over 105 different countries around the world, fathers are being honored during Father's Day. In fact, there is only one month during the year where there isn't a Father's Day celebration and that happens to be January. There is at least one country celebrating in every other month, with the two highest concentrations being in March and June. Since the focus is on dear old dad this month for many people, it just made sense to focus on masculinity for our theme. When you think of Christmas, what would it be like without a masculine touch?! As such, it is time to honor the men in our lives who do so much at Christmas time to make the occasion special.
That is why this month, in order to have a chance to win the prize from our guest sponsor, we want you to create a card that would be considered MASCULINE. Now since many crafters have difficulty with masculine cards, this is the perfect opportunity to get some practice in and stretch those masculine Christmas card muscles. It is time to break out your Santa, elf, snowman, penguin and other images perfect for a card for a special man in your life. It is also an opportunity to bring out your stripes and plaids and grungy textures; give your blue, green and brown markers a workout; delve into your stash bag of twine and burlap or maybe even find some fun masculine elements as well. Whatever approach you take, as long as your card has a masculine touch, it will qualify. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.
Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win the featured paper set. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of three images from the SheepSki Designs store.Décosse's Dynamite Doodles also offers one free digital paper to everyone who links up a minimum of two cards to the challenge. Cards can be anything goes for this prize, they only have to follow the theme if they want a chance at the sponsor's prize. The mini set of six digital papers yet to be made, will also be offered up as a prize to one random winner.
Challenges I am Entering:
Christmas Crafts All Year 'round - Non-traditional colors
Sheepski Designs - Embellish or Clean & Simple