I think male cards are so tough, because traditionally they don't get as much embellishment as the girly ones. So to combat my feelings that the card is too plain - I created backgrounds on both the card base in a tone on tone pattern, and stamped repeated happy birthdays in versamark and clear embossed them on the white panel. It's subtle texture, but it gives more interest. I am quite happy with this man card!
Paper - Stampin Up, and unknown scraps
String - DMC Floss
Inks - Hero Arts Soft Granite, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Stamps - Hero Arts Square Background, Stampin Up Big Day
Die - Stampin Up Chalk Talk Framelits
You're right...this is the perfect stamp set for guys! I love the tone-on-tone background and the great color combo you chose for the sentiment! Love it, Cat!
Cat, what a lovely masculine card this is.
This is a sensational masculine card, Cat, and you're right, it could easily be prettified for a woman! I love the idea of the clear-embossed background, too!! I used to do that quite a lot when I first started back in the last century and now I never remember to do it. Thank you for the reminder!! Hugs, Darnell
You absolutely nailed the art of the masculine card! Wonderful creation, Cat!
Really like your color choices and that background! Perfection!
Love the sentiment here, Cat... fabulous choice of colors and love the card base!
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