I’m sharing another Convention Board project with you today. As you may know, my presentation at Convention centered around Maculine Projects. I shared my opinions about what makes a perfect card for a man, and I want to share some of those thoughts with you today.
- Color choices. Don’t be afraid of using colors in a masculine card. Masculine cards don’t need to be seven shades of brown to qualify. Here’s my opinion:
The objective of selecting colors for a masculine card is NOT to define masculinity; it’s only important to not offend the masculinity of the person who will receive the card.
Does that make sense? Perhaps it’s best to stay away from pinks, purples and pastels, but all other colors are on the table – and Stampin’ Up! has a lot of great colors to choose from.
- Sentiments. Don’t be afraid to use the words you would use when talking to the man in your life. I think “I Miss You Already” is perfectly OK for a masculine card if it sounds like something you might say to your husband or boyfriend or father or friend.
Here’s my masculine “I Miss You Already” card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Create a chevron pattern with striped DSP. Do you recognize the chevron background? If you weren’t paying attention closely, you might have missed that it’s created from Et Cetera Designer Series Paper. Et Cetera is a relatively feminine paper (lots of sewing references), but it translates well here, I think. To see how to create a chevron pattern with strips of striped paper, click here.
- Square frame. Sure, there’s an interesting background here, but I knew I needed to add some interest to the sentiment, as well. Using my Squares Collection Framelits, I created a frame for the sentiment and added small strips of Stampin’ Dimensionals to “pop” it out.
- Position the sentiment. So that the chevron pattern could shine on this card, I placed the layered sentiment in the bottom, right corner. Had I centered it, you would barely be able to tell that there was a gorgeous Chevron here.
Stamp Sets: Yippee-Skippee Inks: Midnight Muse Papers: Old Olive, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Etcetera Designer Series Paper Accessories: Squares Collection framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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