Thursday, 26 October 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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kiwimeskreations 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!

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...

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 !!