I find that when making a card for say, my husband, dad or nephew, it's easiest to start with colour. For today's card I used a combination of grey, teal and green. I used darker shades but I think this would be beautiful and feminine in more pastel shades!
I went with a very basic design for this because let's face it, do men REALLY appreciate an incredible watercolour resist background :)?? I used the Mad For Plaid stamp set, which in my opinion, is a staple set, and stamped it repeatedly onto a white card panel. I alternated the colours and did not line anything up. I wasn't too particular on the spacing of the stripes as I did want to have some white showing.
To break up some of the solidness of the stripes , I used the stitching stamp (that's what I call it, haha) and stamped just over the teal portions.
For the sentiment, I use the Way To Go Stamp & Die Set, which has the greatest sentiments in it! Being a "boy" card, I didn't want it to be to mushy. I heat embossed it in white onto black cardstock, then used on of the dies from the Stitched Round Speech Bubbles Die Set to cut it out.
I matted the striped piece onto a piece of black cardstock to give it a very thin border and placed it on a top-fold A2 card base. I used foam adhesive for the sentiment and finished it off with a few clear sequins, because let's face it, manly or not, EVERYTHING needs a bit of bling!!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you got a wee bit of inspiration for those, sometimes hard to make, masculine cards!
I'll be back soon!!