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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Hello, Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well.  Christmas is just around the corner.  I can't believe how fast time is going.  It sure does not feel like that time of year here in Virginia.  The temperature is in the 70's during the day.  I sure hope that these mild temperatures now don't mean a harder or longer winter in the end.

Well on to my card for the day....

 Have you lacked imagination for a masculine card?  I sure do...I just love adding the details and to me masculine seems blah.  This is a card I created for one of our customers at Etsy using the sketch at Our Daily Bread Designs for the Shining the Light challenge.

Our Daily Bread Designs, Safe Travels, Beautiful Borders, Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Rectangles, Bogo Background dies, Christmas 2015 Paper Collection, designed by Chris Olsen

ODBD Stamps Used: Covered Bridge
ODBD Dies Used: Double Stitched Rectangles, Beautiful Borders, Double stitched circles, Circle Ornaments, Rectangle 
ODBD Paper Used: Christmas Collection 2015
Embossing folder: Darice Snow swirled

What do you think?  Does it look masculine enough or does the border added create a more feminine twist?  I really love the added glitter for the snow more in real life in this photo.  It looks like shimmering snow that has and icy crust.

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We would love to see you join us for the challenge!!  To see more details or add your creation to the linky, please click here.  You have until December 20 to join us.

Here is the sketch:

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1
As I look at the nature around me, I see His hand.....the snow, the flowers, the trees, the all speaks of His magnificence!!  

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!


Robin Clendenning said...

You can see the beautiful shimmery snow in the photo very well but I know in real life it is probably much better (it always is!!) I love your sponged sky and the snow in the trees!! The bridge looks like it had been painted red a LONG time ago and now has a very aged feel, so cool! Beautiful embossing and border too! It could be used for a guy or a gal I think!

Diana Nguyen said...

I think it's a great card for either male or female! The covered bridge is beautiful and I love the sparkling snow - so pretty! Lovely winter scene!

Sandra H said...

Oh how lovely is your card x

Unknown said...

Chris, you have created such a lovely, quiet and serene card that is perfect for anyone!!! You are beautiful as well as your beautiful work!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Chris, this is so beautiful, and you've really colored this image beautifully and made the sketch work so perfectly with it too! I love how you've mirrored the color of the barn with your DP in the circle. Stunning, sweet friend! And I can't believe Christmas is nearly here!! Hugs!

Dorothy S said...

What a great card - would be great for a guy. In fact I am going to try to use some of the features for a card for our grandson. I will see how it goes.


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