SEPTEMBER KIT HAS ARRIVED!

Happy Birthday Handsome

by Kelly Rasmussen September 08, 2017 17 Comments

I hear a lot of people say that they struggle with making masculine cards. And I am right there with you! I am naturally drawn to more feminine colors and designs, so it takes some extra thought and planning to create a design that doesn't look too girly. So today I created a masculine birthday card that has a simple design that uses some basic shapes to create the foundation of the card.

I started out by creating a circle mask using the Circle Infinity Dies and placing it on a piece of Azure Layering Paper. Then I used the Pop Pattern Stencil and embossing paste to create the textured background. I tinted my white embossing paste with blue ink to create the tone on tone effect. The pattern of this stencil reminds me of a metal diamond plate pattern you would see in a garage or on a toolbox, so it seemed perfect to use for a masculine card.

Once I removed the masking paper and the embossing paste was dry, I adhered this panel to a Snow Folded Card along with a strip of Mandarin Layering Paper along the left side.

I die cut a tag using the Tag Infinity Dies from Snow Layering Paper and stamped my sentiment from the Birthday Messages stamp set. I love the mix of fonts in this set and I think adding the word "handsome" makes this card really fun!

I tied on some twine, popped up the tag with some foam adhesive and rounded two corners of the card to finish it off. 

With the right products and mind set a masculine card isn't so hard to make after all! Switch out the message on the tag and this same card design could be used for many other occasions as well.

Have a great day!

Kelly

 





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17 Responses

Cisly
Cisly

November 28, 2017

Thank you, Kelly. I do struggle with men and boy cards. I have done some stencil embossing, but haven’t, as yet, expanded on the idea very much. Will do more, now.

Kathy S
Kathy S

September 11, 2017

Such a great masculine card. I always learn so much watching your videos! Thank you for the inspiration.

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

September 09, 2017

What an awesome masculine card! Love the tag!

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

September 08, 2017

We don’t see many masculine cards these days’ this one is very manly and nice

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 08, 2017

Such an awesome masculine card!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

September 08, 2017

Great card. Love how you used the stencil and the simplicity. I make a lot of masculine cards and generally go with a geometric design of some sort…it works.

Marjorie
Marjorie

September 08, 2017

Nice to have a really nice masculine card. I like your stencil technique. Thanks for sharing.

PPA808
PPA808

September 08, 2017

WOW! Easy Masculine card! Use guys favorite sports team colors , stamp sentiment, done….Whoo Hoo Thanks for Sharing

Tracie Pond
Tracie Pond

September 08, 2017

Superb masculine card!

Pat
Pat

September 08, 2017

Love the masculine birthday card. That’s a very interesting technique that you did with the infinity die and the stencil. I always seem to have trouble making masculine cards and that’s a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Martha H.
Martha H.

September 08, 2017

What an awesome card!

Laura P.
Laura P.

September 08, 2017

Really nice card, Kelly! The blue on blue embossing paste and that pop of orange makes a great card!

Kim M Jacobs
Kim M Jacobs

September 08, 2017

Love your card! That background is fantastic what a great way to use a stencil Thanx for the inspiration

Kathy H
Kathy H

September 08, 2017

I love this simple, colorful card! Great idea to keep in mind for men or women!

Christine Piechura
Christine Piechura

September 08, 2017

Love your card! Perfect for a guy!

Lonnie
Lonnie

September 08, 2017

I find this card very striking! Masculine cards are a challenge but you’ve made it look easy.

Jane
Jane

September 08, 2017

This card is great so masculine…Thank you…we all needed to see this..