Thursday, October 26, 2017

Struggling to make masculine cards.....

Unlike my friend Monika I struggle to make masculine cards.  She is very good at it.... but I struggle a bit, so when I got asked to make a 21st card for a male.... I really pondered on what to do.  So off to visit Pinterest for some ideas.   I took inspiration from a couple of cards to come up with my final idea (can I tell you that there are three aborted cards and scraps on my desk!)


For this card I started with some washi tape stripes in black and mustard colour, including a sparkly black one - I know it's a masculine card but hey - who doesn't like a little sparkle!  The die cut circle is a dark dark grey cut with a Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die.  I die cut the numbers (Couture Creations die) from some yellow card stock and stamped the "st" onto a scrap of the yellow and hand cut it.  The birthday sentiment was from a freebie set sitting on my desk.  And finally some Liquid Pearls in Onyx Black to finish.  I am entering this into the "Anything Goes" at Simon Says Stamp.

I was away for the long Labour Day weekend and didn't get any crafting done, so have been itching to get back into it.  A few Design team cards have been made.... 3 in fact - so look out for some reveals and sneak peeks coming over the next few weeks.   Trying to get myself ahead now!

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5 comments:

Maxine D said...

A striking card Dawn - love the drama of the black, white and gold. you have done well with this masculine design
I am currently confined to the couch as much as I can - cut my leg a couple of weeks ago and it's not healing well... grrr - just as I want to get into the garden!
Blessings
Maxine

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Nice masculine card! Good to use black and white and a touch of yellow!!

Greta said...

Great card, Dawn! It's perfect for a guy & great use of the Washi!

creationsnz said...

Very sharp! CarolG

Monika Reeck said...

wow
GREAT MASCULINE card miss Dawn
love the color combo
and love the placement of sentiment and 21
I cant tell this is BAD this is SUPER GOOD FOR MANLY card
love it !!