This month’s theme is masculine & I have to be honest, I do struggle with masculine projects. But this time, I found it a little bit easier, maybe because I already had a layout & technique in mind.
Here are my projects…
As you can see, I used the same layout for all 3 cards – one for an adult, one for a school-aged/teenage boy & one for a new baby. Let’s take a closer look at each individual card.
First, we have the one for the adult, which features the Black Ice technique…
I’m sharing two of the same card to show the versatility of this technique & layout. The stamp is from the Rooted in Nature set & the sentiments are from Itty Bitty Greetings. I used two different patterns from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP). A simple change of sentiment and you have a masculine card for any occasion, so easy!
I wanted to keep the rounded edges look across the whole card. So to create the sentiment piece, I used a strip of 5/8″ x 1 1/4″ piece and rounded the corners using the Envelope Punch Board.
I used the ink to paper technique across every element on the card to tie it back to the Black Ice focal piece. I also used the grainy texture image from Timeless Textures set to add more dimension & texture to the Soft Suede card base.
Ok, let’s take a closer look at the Black Ice focal piece…
This card uses our Champagne Foil sheet & I love the subtle textures in this technique. There are so many samples out there using this technique but I noticed they were mostly square or rectangle pieces. So I wanted to try out a circle piece & I think it worked out quite well.
I’m looking forward to sharing this technique with my ladies in my monthly class this month. So if you live in Hamilton, NZ & would love to try it out, be sure to contact me to book your spot 🙂
Next, let’s take a look at the card for the school-aged/teenage boy…
I thought this rhino with his little bird friend from the Animal Outing set would be perfect for any boy who loved animals. I changed up the layout slightly by shifting the position of the sentiment and the twine. I chose the colour combo ‘cos I felt the bright colours would be fun & appealing to a young boy.
Ok, last we have the card for the new baby…
Isn’t the little koala sitting in the kangaroo pouch from the Animal Outing set just the cutest? It’s perfect for a new baby card & I love the little sentiment too. Again, I changed up the layout a little by moving the focal piece to the left of the card this time. I chose the softer colours for this card ‘cos I always associate sweet pastels for babies. But I think this card could work well for a 1st birthday card with a quick change of the sentiment.
The last two cards uses the confetti image from the Birthday Backgrounds set to create a bit of interest and texture on the card base.
I know masculine cards can be difficult for most of us at times so I hope you enjoyed my projects today & they’ve helped inspire you to create some masculine projects of your own.
Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to hop along and be inspired by the other masculine projects from the rest of the amazing Global Stampers team.
Click forward to hop to Ann from Australia or back to Valérie from France.
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Thanks for hopping along with us today. We’ll be back for another installment next month.
Until next time, sending you lots of crafty hugs!