A friend asked me to make a card for her husband’s 40th birthday – I happily said I would and then later I thought …. ohhhhh a masculine card? I so struggle with male/masculine cards so I’m wondering if these fit the bill?
Now I did say I struggle with male cards didnt I?? Another friend of ours was pouring through the Summer Mini catalogue when she came across the Carte Postale set and suggested I use that – its a great set of 11 stamps (yes 11) and can be used for all occassions.
I decided to check out the gallery at SCS and managed to find a few to case. As you know when you case a card it never turns out the same as you always add your own little touch but its a great website to get your creative juices flowing.
This is a plain and simple one using the Carte Postale set and my new linen background. I think it turned out to be quite an elegant card – maybe not a ‘man card’. I used Sahara Sand, Vintage Violet and Basic Black Cardstock. I stamped the images in Versamark and Vintage Violet.
This second one is using the CartePostale set again and using some of the patterned papers from the Enchante Designer Series Papers (love that paper!) I love this combo of green and purple and it only needs an embellishment and maybe some ribbon to make it a feminine card.
This one was very simple and enables the sender of the card give it for any occassion.
Now this last one has to be my favourite!
Now I’m not sure if you can see it – but on the main image I have first stamped in Sahara Sand after stamping off first and then stamped over in Vintage Violet. I did this to give like an embossed or drop shadow effect -maybe the smaller close up of the image shows this a little better?
I have used the green paper from the Enchante Designer Series Pack again with Basic Black, Whisper White, Vintage Violet and Mellow Moss Cardstock. I have cut the flower out and lifted it with Stampin’ DimensionalsÃ¢â€žÂ¢ and layered it on whisper white and basic black – I used the Marvy Scalloped Circle punch here as well.
I think I’m going to have to make another as I really like it and dont want to part with it! I think its ok to give a man – dont you?