Wednesday, February 13, 2013

For the Man in My Life

I know that sometimes we can get stumped at making cards for the men in our lives. I can easily throw together some pink embellishments and girly ribbon and have a great feminine card, but I always struggle a bit when making something more masculine.

For this card, I started with a kraft base. I find that by using a neutral base such as kraft, it keeps me more focused on using natural elements such as wood and twine, which tend to lend itself better for a manly card. I added some embossed dots for texture. I cut the word Valentine from a long title and added the SC wooden alpha veneers to complete my sentiment. Then with a few quick embellishments, my card was done.

Do you have difficulty creating a certain type of project over another? What tips do you have for getting through it?

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Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just adorable- love the kraft paper

Lisa Echerd said...

Masculine cards are tough! Your card is great and I'm sure he will love it! For guy cards, I usually do neutrals or blues and greens as a color scheme. Using a large sentiment is a good idea.

Jingle said...

This is awesome! I love it!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Masculine cards are hard for me too, but this one is perfect! I love the way you layered the ticket with the twine and flair!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great card, love the Kraft with the red :)

Danielle said...

Great job on this masculine card! Love that embossed kraft base.

Tracy said...

Awww such a sweet card.
I like the pop of red against the kraft.
I think I have trouble with masculine cards...but I do like vintage or grunge so that lends itself to being more masculine I guess.