Sunday, 9 May 2021

Cards for Men

 I wonder why so many of us find it difficult to make cards for men, especially if they aren't particularly into football or drinking!!  I'm quite sure there are far more stamps, dies and the like out there for cards which are definitely feminine but luckily there are some items around which we can use for more general masculine styled cards (without a football or glass of beer in sight)..  I do realise that I make far fewer for men than for women but I am trying to balance things out a bit.  This is one such card which I made a while ago.  I started with a piece of design paper with light script on it and added some random stencilled circles.  The image was stamped and heat embossed onto another scrap of the text paper and layered with a darker rectangle.  Scrabbled through the scrap boxes and came up with a die cut cog and a piece of inky, dry embossed card with a sort of industrial/metallic finish.  Assembled everything and added a little banner sentiment.

Image - from a retired Stampin' Up set Feeling Sentimental
Cog - Sizzix die
Embossed strip - Cuttlebug embossing folder I think but not a recent purchase
Text Paper - Prima
Stencil - from All & Create


  1. Hi Val

    I don't know why we struggle with male cards really .. .. perhaps it is because the stash we buy usually leans towards "easy to please" females so we have more choice of what to use.

    The only male cards I find easy are "baby boy cards". LOL!!!

    Your card here though is so clever. I love the background you have created and how your sentiment is mounted on the cog.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  2. You've made a fantastic Male themed card here Val.

    Sue xx

  3. A perfect masculine card, Val. Great design and I love the telephone box stamp. Most of the masculine cards I make have a football theme, but it's difficult coming up with different designs. xx

  4. Great masculine card you say they are so difficult to make at times especially if they don't have a hobby or interest


  5. Superb masculine card with nice colours and great layout.

    I also find it much harder to make masculine cards . . . Probably because I have so many floral stamps!!!! X