Svitlana is here again sharing today three masculine cards that can be made with supplies that are not masculine specific.
The first two cards are extremely simple, easy and quick to make.
For the first one I used Sketchy Cities America stamps set. It’s original use is of course to stamp a cityscape, but I only used the bottom part, which looks like some industrial .. something :)
To start off I took a white card base and masked almost all part of it leaving like 3/4 of inch from the bottom unmasked. I stamped the New York cityscape from the bottom. Next I turned the card base upside down, masked the part where I already had stamping and stamped the cityscape upside down. I used Desert Night ink for stamping. Finally I added a sentiment from Trophy Life set and several wood stars.
The next card has leaves on it. Very often masculine cards are considered to have no floral element. Which I think is not true. For example in my family it’s my husband who takes care of our pot flowers. Not speaking of men who plant trees and take care of gardens. So even though flowers can be too girlish for a masculine card I believe men at least deserve some leaves :)
So for my second card I used leaves from Vintage Roses, Vintage Flowers and Beautiful Day sets. I stamped them using Sapphire ink. To give them more interest – after applying ink on a stamp – I kissed it with a cityscape stamp from Sketchy Cities America set. So some ink was left on the cityscape stamp and my stamped leaves got this pattern that reminds me jeans fabric. So I think jeans leaves can totally work for a masculine card :)
The third card is my favorite. It’s more time-consuming then the first two, but is totally worth it. I love creating realistic wood look on my cards and for this one I was going for a wooden background and wood veneer embellishments.
I started by clear embossing a sentiment from Wood Pallet Background set on a kraft panel. Next I stamped the wood planks design from the same set in Dark Chocolate ink and inked the panel with Distress Vintage Photo ink and removed ink excess from the embossed sentiment after finished inking.
Next I stamped a couple of leaves branches from Beautiful Day set using Dark Chocolate ink. I wanted stamp impressions to be more intense, so I double stamped each branch using my MISTI tool. I die-cut branches from the panel using die from Beautiful Day dies set, along with die-cutting parts for my wood veneers. I cut the same shape for each branch 5 times from kraft cardstock and twice from brown one (so there were 10 kraft die-cut and 4 brown altogether). And then I adhered them together creating a faux wood veneer (I put brown die-cuts in the middle of kraft ones).
To get my sentiment “carved in wood” look – I ironed off embossing from it. Finally I assembled my card by adhering the panel to a kraft card base, adhering “wood veneers” in their negatice space and adding several wooden dots (there were real wood).
I made a video showing this simple technique.
Hope you like my cards :)
Again, these were made for Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive. We all still have time to send out cards for this drive.