Monday, January 29, 2018

Manly Monday with My Creative Time!

Hello friends and welcome back!  Today I want to share a clean and simple masculine card made using products from My Creative Time.  Normally I struggle with "manly" cards but this one came together rather quickly and easily!

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!!



  1. OMG What a Cool Manly Card!! I do Love the colors!! Great Creative ideas for the ways you've used Miss Emma's Fab Goodies. You so did a Super Outstanding Creative Job!! You Definitely have spread the Manly Card Inspiration!! YOU so ROCK!!

  2. Awesome card, Laurie! I LOVE this - big fan of stripes here!

  3. Using the stitching stamp was a super idea and adds a little something more. I would not have thought to use the speech bubble as a label...I love it! Beautiful job on your card.
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  4. Wonderful card. I am always looking for 'manly' card inspiration! Thank you for sharing. ~ Carol


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