I find the easiest thing to do when creating a masculine card is to start off with a colour palette. Once I've found a good choice of colours, things usually fall into place. Next, I like to keep the design simple but graphic.
I used the Mad for Plaid Stamp Set to create a background panel for my card. I know I've used this set for other Manly Monday projects but it is SO versatile and works SO well for masculine cards!
I used Catherine Pooler Inks in the colours, Twilight, Lime Rickey, Aquatini and Orange Twist. You can really go all out and create an amazing plaid background with this set, but I kept it simple with diagonal lines.
I used the "you" from the You Dies #2 Set and partially inked up the "you are awesome" stamp from the Amazing Things Stamp and Die Set to create my sentiment. For the extra pop of colour, I used the Orange Twist and Aquatini inks to blend colour onto the stars, which are from the 3 Star Stitched Dies.
I adhered everything onto a grey circle cut from one of the Bunch of Fun Circles Dies, then foam mounted it all at once onto the striped panel. A bit of sparkle and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the "you" and some white gel pen details, finish this card!!
I hope you enjoyed todays project and found a little inspiration!
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