Saturday, February 20, 2016

Masculine Congrats

Dang, making cards for the male gender is kind of difficult, but I welcomed the challenge when a buddy asked me to make one.

Having been inspired by the latest Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday to customize patterned paper, I gold embossed a series of arrow points, then applied the same treatment to the large sentiment and adhered both to a card base. The sentiment panel was mounted on foam. I finished the card with four rows of burlap string.

Not only masculine cards being a challenge, so is trying to photograph the shine from embossing powder! I thought the earth tone colors, gold, burlap and the not too girly script font were a good match for guys.

Supplies Used:
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue 
Versamark Ink 
Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #5 Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Paper (Canyon Clay)
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
Authentique Radiant Patterned Paper
May Arts Natural Burlap String
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
White Craft Foam
The Craft's Meow Geometric Foundations Stamp Set (retired)


  1. I thought I recognized your arrows, Karen - (still one of my go-tos for masculine cards) Love how this turned out!

  2. You nailed it Karen! Perfect colors and design. The twine is great too!

  3. I totally love the patterned paper you created!! Love the patterns and colors you used!!

  4. This is awesome, Karen!!! Love the colors and the touches of gold embossing!!!

  5. This is such a good looking masculine card! I so agree that masculine cards are hard to make but you did a fabulous job!

  6. Very nice, the gold embossing is super, especially the dynamic gold arrows!

  7. Wonderful effect with your embossed gold arrows! It works so well with the gold sentiment. Great way to alter the printed paper.

  8. You nailed this masculine card! Love the diagonal stamping and embossing!

  9. This is a WOW card!! The embossing is the perfect add!!

  10. awesome Masculine card.. Love the embossed sentiment.