Good morning Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂
By common opinion among cardmakers, masculine cards are rather difficult to make. Would you agree? Despite being the only woman in our home, I do struggle when I have to make a card for a man. So once I got into “that” mood, I decided to take advantage of that unexpected mojo and make three birthday cards for three age groups: a baby boy, a teenager and a grown-up man:
For the boy card I used the papers from the Miles Apart collection as the pastel background to a hand-coloured stamped image. I also added a star cut out from one of the mini pad sheets, a plaid ribbon bow, some buttons and a stamed and embossed sentiment circle:
In the card for a teenager I featured the Denim&Friends papers, with a skater image decorated with a metal star charm and a mini flag cut out from a signature strip. I die-cut the sentiment from metallic silver sheet and matted it with a dark navy blue piece to make the whole sentiment pop out:
The last card features the Miles Apart papers again, with a chipboard steampunk heart embossed with various eps for a more rusty look, a metal flower, screw brads and plaid ribbon. I die-cut the sentiment from glitter foam and added some paper flowers too. Can you spot the mini balloons I cut out from one of the sheets? 🙂
Here’s the supply list for my cards:
Maja Design papers:
Other: flowers, chipboard heart: Prima; dies: Rosy Owl, CreaLies; metal ger: Mitform; metal flower: Craftmania; brads, ribbon: Rayher; acrylic gems: Scrapberry’s.
Do you struggle with masculine cards or do you make them with ease? 🙂
See you soon!
WOUW what an outstanding work here for all these different ages of males. All 3 of these are fabulous Maja, and I really like, what you´ve done. I´m the same as you, and also find them hard to make most times, but then now and again I get the right mood and make a bunch at once, as it´s about to take advantage, when the spirit is on ha ha ha.
You did an awesome job on these, they´re all amazing and really cool for each age, well done.
Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe everyone.
Thank you so much Maryann! Yes, the best way is to use the mood while it lasts 😀