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Monday, August 15, 2022

 Cards For Guys

We are on the journey with the Altenew Educator Program. This time we are creating cards for the guys in our lives.

I don't know about you, but many of the card makers that I speak to feel challenged when they need to create masculine cards. It is always easy when we are making cards for the girls and ladies. So much to choose in design. But with the guys when you take away all the flowers, butterflies and girlie stuff, there does not seem to be a lot left.

When I found this stamp set, I was excited, because I knew that I would be able to use it for my guy cards and a lot more. The set is called Succulents. besides having three arrangements to choose from, there are also some lovely sentiments that could be used year-round. Or you could use these for other occasions. I will be making thinking of you, get well cards as well as sympathy cards. So, this is one set that will get a lot of use. In addition, there are dies available for the set that makes it easy to get good images every time. I am also planning on using them in my journals and scrapbook pages too.

I really like the detail in this set. I added the little smiley face for fun since this was a birthday card.

You can color the images with just about any media as long as you stamp them with Momento or Stazon ink. For any water media, make sure to use watercolor paper as I did.

Because the Altenew Crisp Inks will work with water, I chose to use them to color the cactus on my card, The colors that I used were Frayed Leaf, Just Green and Hunter Green on the plant. I used Seabreeze, Dew Drop and Teal Cove on the planter. 

I worked the cover of the card on a piece of cardstock. I cut the cardstock about 2 inches. Then I mounted the paper strip to the back of the card. Once all the trimming s were added on, I mounted that piece to a 6" by 6" cardstock base. That way, the card mounting was not visible.

The second sentiment was mounted with foam dots to give the card some dimension.

I hope that this idea gives you some ideas how you can use something simple to create your own masculine cards.

Thank you for taking this journey with me. Till next time, 

Happy Crafting!


Here are some of the supplies that I used for this project, should you be interested. There may be some commissions earned at no expense to you.

Succulents Stamp Set - $15.00
from: Altenew 

Just Green Crisp Dye Ink Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Ink Dew Drops Crisp Dye Ink

1 comment:

  1. Thats an adorable potted plant! How cute is that smiley!