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Easy & simple masculine card

Masculine cards can be harder to make for some paper crafters, especially if you love certain colours or a little sparkle and shine. For me, I find the best method is to create a simple masculine card with a classic colour scheme that is neutral and can appeal to any gender. Today, I decided to switch up my background stamp to help create a simple background that really suited a masculine style card. So let’s get started!

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simple masculine card

simple masculine card: creating the background

For this background, I used the Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD) Painted Stripe background stamp. This was first of all stamped in Hot Tub CPD ink onto a white card panel, and then the stamp was rotated 90 degrees. The stamp was then stamped in Skylight CPD ink to create a plaid design for this simple masculine card.

The background was trimmed down to give a 1/2 inch white border when foam mounted onto a white card base. 

simple masculine card: adding design elements

To keep it a simple masculine card, stamp the cake from the CPD Kudos To You stamp set in Over Coffee CPD ink. In addition, just ink the top layer of the cake with Icing on the cake for a little more detail. Next, stamp the candles in Shea butter CPD ink before fussy cutting these out. 

3 of the same stamped image lends to a good design layout for the card. Foam mount the cakes onto the front of the card.

simple masculine card: finishing the card off

To add a sentiment, heat emboss in gold on black card and trim these down onto the card. The black adds a bold contrast which suits a masculine style card. 

Lastly, to embellish the card use black Tonic Nuvo drops rather than sequins. 

simple masculine card

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Painted stripe background - Catherine Pooler Designs
Painted stripe background – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Kudos To You - Catherine Pooler Designs
Kudos To You – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Hot Tub Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Hot Tub Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Skylight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Skylight Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Ink Bundle - Candle Pooler Designs
Skylight Ink Bundle – Candle Pooler Designs
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Over Coffee Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Over Coffee Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Over Coffee Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Over Coffee Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Over Coffee Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Over Coffee Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Icing On The Cake Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Icing On The Cake Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Icing On The Cake Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Icing On The Cake Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Icing On The Cake Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Icing On The Cake Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Ebony Black Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Ebony Black Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for THE LITTLE PAPER TREE have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder 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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