Hi everyone, Cathy here. Almost all the important men in my life will be celebrating birthdays in the next month, so I thought I’d share some inspiration for those sometimes tricky cards for men.
I love blue and orange for male cards so think the Take it Easy collection is fabulous. I teamed the collections papers with a kraft card blank for this card:
Rosettes are a really fun way of adding interest to masculine cards. I made this one from two 2cm wide strips of paper from the 8×8 paper pad. I scored the strips at 1cm intervals and created hill and valley folds. I joined both ends to form a circle, which I flattened out and stuck to a circle of card. I added a circle of kraft card and another of blue paper (actually from Frozen Forest but it matched perfectly) to the top then a bottle top sentiment. I also used some twine on this card which is a great alternative to ribbon on men’s cards.
My second Take it Easy card is for a 50th birthday:
It is a simple design but shows how great Candi is on male cards. Here I’ve used stripy Candi to form a frame for the numbers.
My final card is from the Man Made collection:
I love the papers in this collection, so used the fabulous wood paper for my backing, with a corner of contrasting paper forming a pocket. I raised this pocket on foam pads and added tool embellishments, but you could also use it for a gift card or even money.
I finished the card with some stars, which are my go to embellishment on cards for men and boys. These are die cuts from the collection but I have a range of star punches and dies which I regularly use to cut stars from my papers.
I hope I’ve given you some good ideas for making masculine cards. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.