Masculine cards can be difficult to make. They’re not always “my thing” because I am just as crazy for the soft colors and flowers this time of year – the Spring Catalog is packed full of them! While I’ve been playing around with my “Dude, You’re Welcome!” kit this past week, I’ve been challenged to make masculine cards (or cards with masculine stamps). Why stop now?
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Keep the colors simple. Men are simple and dumb, so don’t confuse them with bright colors and intricate designs. You know I don’t believe that, right? What I meant to say is “Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be filled with pinks and reds.” Still poignant, right? I opted for Midnight Muse and Gumball Green, two masculine colors that pair well together, and didn’t stray from them.
- Add a heart to your world. This card didn’t start out as a Valentine’s Day card, but I knew I wanted to transform it into one. That’s when I thought I could add a heart to the world. I stamped the globe in Midnight Muse and again in Gumball Green. I punched a heart from the Gumball Green globe and layered it on the Midnight Muse globe.
- Look at all my sponging! To add depth to the circle around the globe and to better highlight the heart in the middle, I sponged a little Midnight Muse around the edges – with the light touch of a butterfly’s wings, I sponged those edges like there was no tomorrow.
Stamp sets: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes Inks: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green Papers: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack Accessories: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Word Window punch, 3/4″ Circle punch, Full Heart punch, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Wasn’t this fun? Be sure to pop over to the PPA site to check out the other cards!