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Duo of Masculine Cards

For a lot of card makers, masculine cards can be more of challenge to make. As stampers and crafters we are drawn to pretty stamps whether they’re florals, critters or intricate designs. But our styles don’t always suit the recipient the card is intended for, and this can often be quite common with male cards. Don’t get me wrong, a Man could like any card we make, but quite a few wont appreciate a floral card with all the time we put into it. So instead, I’m showing you a duo of masculine CAS cards to get your inspiration going for when you next need to make a card of a male recipient.

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A duo of masculine CAS Cards

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A duo of masculine CAS Cards

A duo of masculine cards: Card 1

For this first card, I’m using Fog Cardstock by Lawn fawn and the Grid stencil from Altenew. To add subtle texture to the background of the card, dry emboss the stencil design. You need to use a rubber embossing mat in your die cutting machine, with your sandwich set up according to your machine to emboss. 

Once this is run through the machine, the stencil design is dry embossed into the card. To create the sentiment, use the Fine Alphabet dies from Altenew to die cut the word Birthday out of Tranquil Teal cardstock from Gina K Designs. However, to step the die cut up a notch, heat emboss the Pinstripe background stamp from Altenew onto a piece of the cardstock. I used Metallic  Platinum from WOW! Embossing powders, as this has a lovely grungier feel to it as opposed to a bright gold or silver. Use your craft mat to align the dies up to the tape altogether and cut out the word Birthday from the embossed panel. 

For added interest, the were letters added to black foam die cut letter; this creates dimension and also a pop of colour from the side. Using the Altenew watercolour pan set, add some Jet black paint spatter and allow that to dry. The happy sentiment comes from the birthday builder sentiment stamp set from Altenew and was heat embossed in Metallic Platinum from WOW! Embossing powders. 

To finish the card off, the panel was foam mounted onto a matching card base and few Black Nuvo Drops were added. This is quite a clean and simple card, but the texture of the stencilling and embossing adds a little geometric design to the card.

A duo of masculine cards: Card 2

The second card uses very simple stamping to great a geometric abstract background to sit the birthday sentiment on. Using the square frame from the Altenew Geo Frames stamp set, I stamped off the side of a piece of Neenah Solar White classic crest 80b cardstock in a selection of Altenew warm grey inks. I used Morning Frost, Evening Grey and Moon rock. For added pop of colour, I stamped the hexagon from the Geo Frames set in Persian Blue from the Glacier Caves Altenew ink collection.

I didn’t quite like how this blue overlapped the greys, so I stamped it again onto some card and use the coordinating dies to die cut it out. The card panel was adhered to a black card base and then the hexagon was foam mounted onto the front for added dimension.

As I had already heat embossed several sentiments, I choose a couple with different fonts for more added interest and added these onto the hexagon and finished it off with some black Nuvo drops. The black and white colours of the card tie in well with the geometric design and the pop of blue adds a little pop art-ish nod to the card.  

A duo of masculine CAS Cards

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Metallic Platinum - - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Platinum – – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Metallic Platinum (Large Jar) - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Platinum (Large Jar) – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Grid Stencil - Altenew
Grid Stencil – Altenew
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Tranquil Teal - Gina K designs
Tranquil Teal – Gina K designs
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Glacier Caves Mini Ink Cubes - Altenew
Glacier Caves Mini Ink Cubes – Altenew
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Pinstripe - Altenew
Pinstripe – Altenew
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Lawn Fawn - Fog Cardstock
Lawn Fawn – Fog Cardstock
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
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Birthday Builder - Altenew
Birthday Builder – Altenew
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Fine Alphabet Dies - Altenew
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Geo Frames Dies - Altenew
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Geo Frames Stamp - Altenew
Geo Frames Stamp – Altenew
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Warm Grays Mini Ink Cube - Altenew
Warm Grays Mini Ink Cube – Altenew
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For the Guys - Altenew Academy
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These cards were made following taking the For the Guys class on Altenew Academy towards my Altenew Educator certificate programme. It was a great class, where I enjoyed seeing how you can take simple stamps and great fun cards for different styles for men.

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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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