Masculine Cards Made Easy

Do you have trouble when it comes to making masculine cards?
I often hear something like this “I have a terrible time coming up with ideas for masculine cards”.  Really, feminine and masculine cards are not much different.  You only need to use items that have more texture, more neutral colors such as earth tones, and simple lines to make a masculine card.

Let’s take this simple card pattern.

masculine card sketch

It has a base layer of cardstock, two different papers, a banner and a circle along with three simple embellishments.  Very simple and not fussy.  Remember, when using a card pattern, you can change positions of the pieces.

Now, using the pattern and the same pieces, let’s make a feminine card.
feminine card from cardsketch

Here I used Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and the Petal Garden DSP paper stack.  It has two different papers, a circle, and a banner and three rhinestones like the sketch.  I raised the banner higher since my card is in portrait mode.  In the circle I stamped Happy Birthday from the Special Celebrations stamp set.  The verse is stamped on the inside of the card.

Then I wanted to make a masculine card using the same card pattern.

masculine card with faux suede technique
Same banner, two different papers and a circle and three embellishments. I used the Wood Textured Designer Series Paper Stack, Early Expresso cardstock, and a Garden Green layer of yardstick on a Very Vanilla card.  For the banner, to add more texture, I used the Faux Suede technique on the yardstick. I colored the dots with a Sharpie Marker and the verse is stamped in Early Expresso. In the circle I stamped the verse from Special Celebration and the Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped inside the card.

So there you have it, there is not much difference in a masculine and a feminine card.  Just change your ingredients for making the cards.  For masculine, think simple lines, earthy and masculine colors, and lots of texture.  Don’t let masculine cards scare you.

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