Masculine handmade cards simply need a category of their own. For a variety of reasons male themed cards are more challenging to create! With that in mind I would love to see this category grow in ideas to share with everyone. However, I think part of the challenge is what we consider appropriate “masculine colors”, and lets face it there are just less stamp themes that are exclusively masculine. Because Stampin’Up! has actually released many new sets for men recently and I am looking forward to coming up with new ideas! I find it interesting that there are not as many images strictly considered masculine. Yet, when we do see them they are usually automobile, ocean or travel related.
The perfect touch for this Crafting Forever Masculine Card is added by the copper heat embossing, copper foil paper, and Stampin write markers.
Simply start with a Night of Navy A2 card base, cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold in half at 4.25″. The second layer is Early Espresso cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″, and the very vanilla layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.
Stamp the pen set ( which I love!) on the left and right sides of the base centered. Also stamp the envelope at this time! Clean the stamp free of ink.
Heat emboss the focal point with copper powder and colored with a night of navy stampin’ write marker. Finally, the vanilla focal is cut at 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″, the copper is cut at 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″, and the final night of navy layer is 3″ x 3″.
Stampin’Up! High Tide Lighthouse masking technique card
Yay! Here’s the Stampin’Up! High Tide Lighthouse masking technique card. I love sponging, and the sticky note masking technique adds a dramatic look easily!
This was created for the Creative Cat Crew color challenge. Once I laid out the colors I instantly thought of a sunset! I attached the video tutorial to show how I used the sticky notes with the sponging for the color layer effect.
Start with a Whisper White cardstock base cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold at 4.25″. Attach the Calypso Coral layer cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. Cut the top sponged layer at 5.25″ x 4″.
Tear a large sticky note jaggedly across. This is your sponging template. As you move the sticky note down angle it a bit different each time. And be sure to stamp the lighthouse before sponging down too far! Remember to make your envelope pretty!
We did this Stampin’Up! Mixed Drinks Beer Star card at my last Stamp A Stack event. I always try to do a masculine card, but this would also be a great card for a beer loving gal!
Start with a Very Vanilla card base cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold in half at 4.25″. The next layer of Soft Suede is cut at 5.25″ x 4″ and the top Very Vanilla layer is cut at 5″ x 3.75″. Don’t adhesive yet!
Cut a length of burlap ribbon about 6.5″ tie a knot toward one end and pass it through the star, now attach the vanilla and suede layer and attach the burlap ribbon. Now you can attach the layers to the vanilla base.
Stamp the Beer outline in early espresso ink, and the “beer” in delightful dijon. (I stamped off twice first to lighten the color) Remember to make your envelope pretty!
I had fun making this Stampin’Up! All Star Champ Birthday boy card for a series of classes we did using the Urban Underground paper set and embellishments.
The three layers of paper are Whisper White 5.5″ x 8.5, scored at 4.25″, the second layer is basic black 5.25″ x 4″, and then the DSP layer at 5″ x 3.75″. The large circle is a framelit cut at 2.25″ and the two smaller circles are 1″ circle and 1.25″ circle punches.
Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink and flag the ends. Layer this on a Real Red cardstock strip and flag the ends. Remember to stamp the envelope!
Stampin’Up! Urban Underground T shirt builder masculine card
Making this Stampin’Up! Urban Underground T shirt builder masculine card is quick & easy with minimal stamping!
Just start with Very Vanilla 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored and folded at 4.25″. The second layer is Basic Black cut at 4″ x 5.25″. And the larger Designer Series Paper layer is 3″ x 4″. The smaller layer of DSP is 2.5″ x 3″ and the black embossed layer is 2″ x 2.75″.
The Sentiment is stamped on a 1.5″ very vanilla circle, the Delightful Dijon layer is 1.75″, and use a circle framelit to create the middle black layer.
Stamp the collar, tie, and pocket on the back of the t-shirt DSP. Cut out all the parts! Remember to stamp the envelope for that added wow!
This Stampin’Up! Rad Dad Build it Framelits card uses the super awesome Urban Underground Designer Series Paper. Love it! We designed a series of cards around this wonderful paper!
For this masculine card I started with a basic A2 card base in Smokey Slate cardstock. Then embossed a layer of Basic Gay cut at 4″ x 5.25″ using the Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder. Next I cut a piece of the DSP at 2.25″ x 4″ and attached the bottom.
I absolutely loved making the tools with the Build it Framelits and included a short video on how I added some extra definition to the tools to add dimension.
Stampin’Up! Masculine Designer Tee Happy Birthday Card
This Stampin’Up! Masculine Designer Tee Happy Birthday card is a quick and easy one! Though I didn’t have the stamp set at the time I made this card, I keep looking at it now and seeing it made using the Everyday Hero Stamp Set! Guess I see a card layout in my future!
This card uses an A2 card base in Crumb Cake and a second layer in Very Vanilla cut at 5.25″ x 4″ which uses the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Love this folder by the way!
I used Gorgeous Grunge to decorate my Crumb Cake envelope!