08 August 2012

masculine cards

Why is it so hard to work on masculine cards? I always find myself reaching for flowers or bling. I really have to think about MALE before I create. I am hoping I succeeded in creating some worthwhile masculine cards for terri's treasures (hoping to get the website up at the end of the week)

This stamp is tricky as it has stars on the letters. It worked better once I switched to my black ink instead of the brown. All inks are not equal! I think I'll stick with my black in for stamping. Lots of sewing.

More sewing, stamping and embossing.

See... doesn't the sentiment look better in black??

Switched this one up with placing the sentiment big and on top.

I tried to ask hubby what he thought about them and if he thought they were masculine enough. He shrugged his shoulders and said he thought so. He's more for the Shoebox Greeting cards of Hallmarks so I guess these are pretty tame. (and boring)

I am going to try again with some other papers I picked up at Wholly Scrap! on my shopping trip. Maybe the next batch will say MASCULINE more than these.

BIG P.S. HERE.... Happy Birthday to my dad!!


  1. Maybe this will make you laugh: every single time I think of masculine cards, I reach for either my Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo line, or these dude papers I got way back in the day, I'll have to find out who makes them, wonder if the company is still going!!? And I have a super duper terrible time not reaching for flowers and cutesy!! I really like the one with the giant sentiment.

    1. Glad I am not the only one with this crafting issue. It was hard while I was shopping at my LSS not to keep grabbing the pretty papers and to actually look for some darker and manly papers. It shouldn't be this hard considering I have Alex and his pages are not girly in the least. Who knows??

  2. I like them all! My favorite is the 3rd one...

  3. These are all fabulous!! I have the hardest time with masculine cards!! Your designs are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for entering my giveaway!! I'm happy to be a new follower and I hope you have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts