Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. Tonight we’re sharing some ideas for masculine cards, something I know many of us can find challenging to make.
I recently made two masculine cards I’d like to share with you: the card I made for my dad’s birthday in July and the card I made last week for him for Father’s Day.
My dad is not a typical card game/car/fishing/treking/BBQ/sport kind of a dad and that can make designing masculine cards for him quite tricky. But there are two Stampin’ Up! stamp sets that perfectly matched the gifts I was giving to my dad: Whiskey Business and Press On.
For Dad’s birthday card I used the Whiskey Business set… no prizes for guessing what I gave him for his birthday!
This card was CASED from the design of the card on page 33 of the Annual Catalogue but I made a few changes to make it my own. I just had to use the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder to emboss the Whisper White card stock because it looks just like the pattern in the cut crystal that the Whiskey decanter and whiskey glasses are made of.
The detailed line drawings of the Whiskey Business are so realistic and the Stampin’ Blends make it so easy to bring these stamps to life. I’ve used light Pool Party for the crystal, and light So Saffron, light Mango Melody and dark Mango Melody for the whiskey.
Here’s a close up showing the detail in this stamp set. I simply fussy cut my decanter and glasses using my paper snips before adhering them to the embossed Dainty Diamonds layer.
Speaking of realistic – how amazing is this wood patterned DSP from the In Good Taste DSP! All of this patterned paper was created from photographs of actual wood, stone, textiles, etc and it’s just perfect for masculine cards.
And finally, here’s the inside of the card.
For my second card I’m sharing the one I made for Father’s Day to accompany a coffee machine and coffee, which is why I decided to use the Press On stamp set.
I kept this card very neutral, using coffee shades (Early Espresso and Crumb Cake) with Whisper White.
The lovely masculine chevron DSP is one you might have overlooked – I certainly did! This DSP is part of the Gilded Autumn specialty DSP which is found on page 45 of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.
The coffee cup and beans were stamped in Early Espresso before being coloured in using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker for the coffee beans.
The strip of early espresso faux suede ribbon along the base of the card co-ordinated perfectly and added a luxurious texture to the card.
Inside my card I used a variety of sentiments to create a meaningful Father’s Day message – I’m not sure if it really worked, but my dad seemed to appreciate it and that’s what really counts.
To see more masculine card inspiration from the AWH Team head back to Rachel‘s page as she is hosting our monthly blog hops.
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