Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Joyful Birthday

Masculine cards are quite difficult for me. Perhaps it is because I have more stamps that lend themselves to girly, sweet thoughts, and hardly any that can be called manly. Perhaps it is because most masculine cards utilize colors that are out of my comfort zone. Or perhaps it seems that most guys just don't appreciate a handmade card? I'm not sure of the exact reason, but this card was certainly an internal challenge. I received guidance and a starting point from the Our Creative Corner Color Challenge and the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. I thought that by adding the rough texture from the hemp twine wrapped around an acetate bracket that it would further reference some of what men are all about...rough, tough and tumble. How do you go about creating masculine cards, I'd like to hear some thought processes because I need to come up with a few more!
Here's the goods: Archer Paper Cardstock, SU Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, The Paper Loft PP, Chipboard Letters from Target, Making Memories Clear Tag Shapes, Small Sayings SU stamps, Chocolate Chip SU ink


  1. Beautiful card Karen, LOVE the crisp design an masculine layout!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at the OCC! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  2. Very creative! You have achieved a masculine feel with this card! Beautiful!

  3. I think you ROCKED this masculine card! Fabulous layout and design- awesome details with the twine wrapped around the bracket!! Love it!