Friday, August 21, 2009

Masculine Cards

Do you ever have trouble creating masculine cards? I know I do. I hate to stereotype cards for the men in our lives, but it seems the manly "go-to" color palette consists of lots of blues, greens, and browns. I'd like to say that I broke away from that mold with this card, but alas, you can see, I did not....LOL! I say if it works, then go with it :D However, there's no reason why we can't add terrific patterned papers, lots of interesting embellishments, and dimension. Here I used some wonderful stamped images by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous. His images are some of my favorites! I stamped them with Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I pulled out my good old friend, the Versamarker pen, and embossed the images 2 more times to give them a glossy, lacquered look. I also added lots of dimensional foam tape to several of the layers, because I like a special card to have some depth and weight to it when I'm giving it as the main gift. Finished it off with paper flowers, gems, a tiny bit of ribbon, and even some glitter glue around the edge of the main panel. These items satisfy my need for bling without making it too girly. And hey...if it's too girly, too bad! LOL! It's a handmade card for crying out loud :D


  1. I think it's pretty cool. I have nephews that I want to send cards to but have a hard time on ideas.

  2. What a FANTASTIC masculine card. Met you on Hero Arts.


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