Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Create bold masculine cards with Stampin' Up! craft supplies

Learn how to make a beautiful masculine card using Patterns & Pieces by Stampin' Up!
Masculine cards seem to be a lot trickier to make than cards for women. You have to think much more carefully about colour, lay out and content. There are no pink and purple flowers, dreamy landscapes or cute cats - usually simplicity and the right level of colour saves the day.

I find the traditional sports stamps featuring golf, cricket, rugby or even stamps with DIY tools a bit patronising... What about the men who like heavy metal, skateboarding or painting Warhammer figurines??

I think Stampin' Up! have got the balance right - there is a good combination of male stamps that include classic cars, old fashioned hats and anchors (see Guy Greetings), motorbikes (One Wild Ride) and soldiers (Loyal & True).

I think another way to get around it is to keep it simple with a sentiment and a strip of Designer Series Paper - in today's project I have used the Pick a Pattern DSP and a 'Hello There' sentiment from the co-ordinating Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set. I think I've just about pulled it off, don't you?

Learn how to use ribbon in masculine cards. This card features the Copper Trim from Stampin' Up!
I have chosen to team up bright Tempting Turquoise Ink with the Basic Black of the DSP and the dark bronze of our Copper Trim - I wouldn't usually add ribbon to male cards but I think this card is an exception. Somehow it just works.

I'm sure the other Stampin' Up! demonstrators in the UK (and around the world) would agree with me that masculine cards are a lot more challenging to make, but it is exactly because of this I really enjoy making them.

If you have recently made some masculine cards with Stampin' Up! products I'd really love to see them. In fact I love submissions of work of any card, scrapbooking page, gift or home decor project made with Stampin' Up! products. If you have one you'd like to show off then please feel
Take a look at the Pieces & Patterns stamp set by Stampin' Up!. This is available in Clear Mount and Wood Mount.

free to email me pictures to the_crafty_hippy@yahoo.co.uk - I'd love to see your creations.

That's all from me today, I'll be back soon with more ideas and projects for you to CASE. Take care of yourselves, big hugs,
UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

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