It seems that in cardmaking one of the biggest challenges is that of creating a masculine card. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the abundance of flower stamps and/or cutesy stuff. But the masculine type card often seems to be elusive to many papercrafters.
I have a card here that, for several reasons, would fit the bill as a good masculine card. First of all, it's the color palette -- neutral. Secondly, it's the theme -- nature. Third, it's not at all cutesy. Masculine.
However, I personally, would be thrilled to receive this card. I love every element of it.
The nature theme comes from the beautiful stamp set, Enjoy the Moment, which can be found on page 26 of the new Annual Catalog. Paired up with simple neutral colors, I think we have a winner.
Follow along for a tutorial on making this fairly simple but effective card.
Crumb Cake cardstock
Enjoy the Moment stamp set (page 26, Annual Catalog)
Soft Suede ink
Black Rhinestones or Basic Rhinestones colored black with a Stampin' Blend
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Next, you will be working on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4". In Soft Suede ink, stamp the seeds and maple helicopters haphazardly around the edges. Try not to overlap the images and be sure to turn the block with the stamp on it frequently so the images aren't all facing the same way.
Add this piece to the Crumb Cake card base.
On a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock, stamp the poppy seed pods in black. Fussy cut this image, leaving a small margin around the edges.
Mount a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock onto a 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" piece of black cardstock.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the fussy cut seed pods onto the right side of this piece.
Depending on how you have the seed pods positioned onto the matted piece, add a sentiment in black ink in the remaining space.
Finish it off with three black gems beneath the sentiment.
Adhere this piece, centered, to the card front.
I hate having to make masculine cards! It's always a struggle. I can usually find something in my stash that's not too fru-fru and sent that. I really need to contemplate the masculine card! lolReplyDelete
I usually don't have any problems creating a masculine card, but I know that it is a common struggle for lots of cardmakers.Delete
I definitely struggle more to make masculine cards... mainly because I tend to buy all the flirty girly sets.ReplyDelete
Isn't that the truth! I do love this set of rustic looking seed pods though.Delete
You're meeting a real need for masculine cards!ReplyDelete
The struggle is real - great card! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda, you've been PINKED! Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos Blog Hop.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!!Delete