Sunday, October 28, 2012

How to Make a Masculine Card

It's a Masculine Birthday challenge, try to keep the swearing to a minimum.  That's the theme this week at Pile It On challenges. 

Of course we have the perfect sponsor Dude Time Doodles.  They definitely have the male thing down.  If you want to make a card that a guy will really relate to you need to check them out.  I do not gravitate toward male stuff, I usually head straight to the cutesy girly stuff.  So having a few Dude Time images in my stash is really a godsend for those times when I need to make a masculine card. 

 As I've read comments on blogs I've seen so many people say that they struggle with masculine cards.  I understand this so well.  If you like to embellish and use pretty colors it's tough to make a card for a man. 

When I'm making a masculine card, I think "Clean and Simple".   Use your image and a greeting.  If you can get a scantily clad buxom female image you could stamp that on the back of used paper napkin, hand it over and say "Happy Birthday"and that would make most men so happy they wouldn't even notice that there really wasn't a card.  But if you look at Dude Time Doodles you'll find fun and funny images that show men doing things that real men do, like this guy doing yard work.  Then use your most boring, dullest colored papers, keep the embellishments down to a minimum - buttons are good, bling not so good throw it all together and you've got masculine mastered.  There's also funny sentiments, guys like humor on the card, usually crass humor works best.  Well that's my tutorial on making a masculine card.  Hope that helps you out.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Dude Time Doodles "Leif Blower"
ink - hp printer
paper - striped paper without markings on it, it's been in my stash forever; Recollections White card base; Bazzill "Yam" card stock
miscellaneous -copics; hemp twine; leaf charm; EK Success leaf punch; Bic brown marker for sentiment
Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #44 - Masculine Birthday
Splitcoast Stampers HYCCT1222 - Stand Like a Flamingo (One of Everything)
2 Sisters  #115 - Halloween or Fall Colors
Fussy and Fancy #74 - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #156 - A Male Card, Option to Use a Number on It
Fussy and Fancy #74 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties PWC229 - Masculine
Simon Says - Autumn Leaves

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.  AND for some more ideas for masculine cards stop over at the Pile it On challenge.


  1. Fabulous image and card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  2. Great masculine card, I love the image and colours.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Fabulous card Chris, I love the image and the row of leaves look lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  4. Lovely card hun, love that image! thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week :) x

  5. awesome man card & man card making advice!

  6. Great image and card, thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin Mama's anything goes


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