Monday, July 30, 2012

Masculine Card

Or is it? Does it matter? 
It has Masculine colours, just not sure all those swirls would appeal to a man? I asked my husband if he thought it masculine enough and he said “you know what, men just don’t care, but Yes, it is a bit masculine” How’s that for honesty I ask you?


Well, this card was made for a man who really does mean the world to me – and surprise, It’s not my husband! This man is however related to me, so don’t go thinking there’s some funny business happening here!

The sentiment comes from the Word Play set by Stampin Up, there are two embossing folders used on this card – the Square Lattice & Finial Press. The Top Note die was used to cut Real Gray CS and then was cut in half and scored along the bottom a couple of times using the Simply Scored tool and the Swirls Sizzlit was used to add a little decoration. A button from the subtles collection added some interest as did the little brads.

I used the sketch challenge at
Sunny Challenges and Creations this week, which is the sketch and a male theme too if you can manage it.

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I’ll also enter this card into the SUO Challenge which calls for button and brads this week. Perfect! I hope this provides you some inspiration for making a male themed card, but hey – the males just don’t care anyway, so please yourself.
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I think that this is a great masculine card, even with the flourish! It is a good thing that your husband can be honest with you!


Vicki, I think it is a great card for a male. Love the colours, and your clever use of the embossing folders has really set your design off. The flourish adds balance to your creation and does not detract from the 'maleness' of the card. In short I think it is fabulous. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Sunny Challenges and Creations.

Vicky W

What a fantastic card Vicki. I love the clever use of the button in the sentiment, the addition of the brads & the use of your embossing folders & dies. The receiver of this card will really be happy! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunny Challenges & Creations this week

Lisa M

Men! What a hoot. They probably wouldn't care if we wrote them a note on a bubble gum wrapper! HA!
Looove what you've done with your masculine card. The colors and textures and sentiment shape are perfect. :)

Mary Brown

What a GREAT masculine card and I love how you still got the button and brads in there! Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenge!

Kris McIntosh

I think it is a great male card. I love your husband's honesty!

Thanks for joining the challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

Karen Barber

What a great man-card!! LOVE the clean and classy feel to this beauty!


Hi, I'm a new follower to your blog and I love your cards! Very inspiring! Come by and follow my blog if you get a chance!


Elizabeth Dyson

This looks great Vicki, I love the texture and all the different elements you have. Great card

Heidi Baks

I love the layout you chose. You know a male would wonder why all the buttons and brads, but we love all the doo-dads! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.