As I have heard from a number of people on different occasions - cards for men are difficult. This post is designed to inspire your creativity for men's cards. This first card I made a while ago for a 90th birthday:
Stamps: Life Definitions (115928), Sincere Saluations (116416), Crazy For Cupcakes (115780). Card/Paper: Chocolate Chip (108599), Whisper White (106549), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161). Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Kiwi Kiss (111835). Accessories: Chocolate Chip Marker Pen (100071), Whisper White Basic Jumbo Grommets (114348), Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109051). Tools: Daubers (102892), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390).
Last weekend we had a demonstrator training day. As as you know, when demonstrators get together they swap! The theme for the weekend's swaps were masculine cards. Here are my 30 swaps!
Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB 118786). Card/Paper: Kiwi Kiss (), Kiwi Kiss DSP (112161116204), Real Red (106578), Chocolate Chip (108599), Whisper White (106549). Ink: Kiwi Kiss (111835), Chocolate Chip (100908), VersaMark (102283). Accessories: Hemp Twine (100982), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Crystal Effects (101055), Kiwi Kiss Ink Refill (111842), Bashful Blue Ink Refill (105221), Real Red Ink Refill (103287). Tools: Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit (106958), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Heat Tool (106586).
The technique I used for this card I gleened from Danielle Daws. First you emboss your image. Then mix Crystal Effects with drops of ink from re-inkers and use a fine brush to colour your image. Once it has dried, the colour is glossy and looks like a ceramic glaze.
Here are a selection of swaps that I received on the weekend:
I hope that this has been inspiring and you enjoy making a card for that special man (or men) in your life.