Masculine or manly card are always so difficult to come up with. Most stamps that are ‘masculine’ are very traditional – so I found I had to think outside the box when coming up with masculine cards.
Tips on making a card masculine:
- Use masculine colors: this includes ALL neutrals as base colors. Add splashes of regals for accent colors.
- Keep layouts simple. WE (ladies) love ribbon, bling and sparkles… I know that men may not appreciate embellishments as much as we do. SO, if you’re going to add embellishments to a masculine card –
- use base metal colored brads
- making knots with your ribbon, rather than bows
- use wood buttons
I have the best boyfriend in the world. He is SOOO supportive of me with my Stampin Up endeavors and is always ready to help out. For my last “Boys & Babies” card workshop, he sat at the table with me and punched 50 little circles for the wheels on the baby pram cards, then put the right number of punched out pieces in each card kit – he even knew how to punch and optimize the paper so there was no waste. Whaddda sweetie!!
So to thank him I made him this card. I LOVE the new ‘smoky slate’ grey from Stampin up – I used a retired background stamp, stamped in smoky slate ink on whisper white & smoky slate card stock.
Do you have any great masculine cards that you have made? I would love to see your work too! Comment below with a link to your blog ❤
Until next time stampers!