Thursday, August 1, 2013

One for the Boys

Today I would like to show you a male card that I made. There are many wonderful images at Make it Crafty that can be used for making male cards. I think we all struggle after working with the lovely female images adding flowers, ribbons, pearls and such so when it comes to a male card they always look so bare. 

There are many ways to make a male card stand out and be just as handsome as the female cards.

For this card I used Gnomer Peter.


I created the card using browns, yellows, oranges and greens. A perfect color combination for a male card.

Here are a few ideas that can be used for male cards

  • Twine - so many colors available but if only white is available it can be colored to any color with inks
  • Buttons - all shapes and sizes add a little bit of decoration
  • Pop dots - adds dimension and gives depth to the creation
  • Brads - A great embellishment, use on male cards as pearls are used on female cards
  • Frantage - Using white or an aged copper gives a distressed look
  • Inks - adding inks to the edges of the papers gives an aged look
  • Distressing - roughing up the edges is a great idea

There are many more embellishments and techniques that can be used to create a male card. I hope that I have given you some inspiration to give it a go.

Make it Crafty Products

Gnomer Peter Digi Stamp

Other Products

Make it Colour Blending Card

Copics - E25, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, N8, E49, E47, E44, E59, E39, E23, YR27, Y38, Y17, YR21, Y28, G29, G24, G12, W1, W0, W00, N9, N7, N5, N3

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Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

OHHH such a handsome Gnomer Peter!!!!
I love all of the ideas you gave for embellishing a masculine card....thank you for that! I especially like how you used the twine and the buttons on this card.... and the colors you chose to color Gnomer Peter are them!!
Perfectly adorable masculine card!!!

Brigitte said...

He's awesome Stephanie!!!! Love your colouring!!!! His nose and face are particularly stunning!!!! Hugs, Brigitte

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