Who is with me that it is easy to make a “girly” card but hard to come up with a “guy” card?
I know I’m not the only one and so for a recent card class I decided to show how you could use some of the items from the Spring catalog and Sale-a-Bration flyer to make a masculine card. And YES you CAN use ribbon for a guy! See:
I used the Sycamore Street designer paper to make simple blocks for my base design.
Tip: Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up your designer paper blocks for extra impact.
Then for the sentiment I grabbed my new Feels Good stamp set and then roughed up the edges of the stamped image and the Baja Breeze mat. Because rough edges are manly, right?
Then it still needed something so I grabbed a button and some ribbon for a little bit of flair. No bows, so I was still doing ok!
Now I’ll admit, the first version of this card actually used the Silver Designer Buttons and the Natural Trim ribbon from the Spring catalog and I kind of like them better.
What do you think?
And of course, finish it up with a matching envelope by adding a little strip of coordinating designer paper to the bottom of the front of your envelope. And ta da, you are done!
So what do you think? Does this count as a masculine card or just not a girly card?
Hop on over to my facebook page and let me know what you consider traits of a masculine card. I’ll take the ideas as a challenge to come up with more fun masculine cards to share in the next few weeks!
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Feels Good Masculine Card Recipe:
Stamps: Feels Good
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Whisper White cs, Baja Breeze cs, Crumb Cake cs, Sycamore Street designer paper*
Accessories: Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack*, Silver designer buttons, Natural Trim ribbon, Distressing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
* item that is available for free with a $50 order through 3/22/2013
3 responses to “Feels Good Masculine Card with Sycamore Street”
I really like the layout of your card, it turned out really nice. Thanks for joining the LNS challenge this week.
Yes, I believe it qualifies as a masculine card. I must admit I like the pop of color better than the more neutral button and ribbon. But having said that, the neutral button and ribbon make it a more masculine card. Thanks for joining the LNS group this week.
Great card for this weeks challenge at LNS!