Easy Masculine Card
I have been receiving a lot of requests for more card ideas for the guys and came up with this easy masculine card:
I knew I wanted a pretty clean and simple layout using the By The Tide stamp set and thought a row of stamped squares would be a great start. I chose the Shimmery White cardstock as a base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″) and sponged around all the edges with Soft Suede ink and a Stampin’ Sponge. I also trimmed three squares that measure 1 1/2″ for the stamped images. It might seem like those images are randomly stamped but I’m a gal who has to have things “just so” and there was a lot of “fussing” with placement! I stamped the images from the By The Tide stamp set in Midnight Muse and purposefully stamped them off the paper. I sponged the edges with the Soft Suede ink and added Dimensionals (4 for each square) to the back. I put the fish and lobster on the ends so that they are looking towards the center of this masculine card.
I layered the stamped and sponged squares onto Midnight Muse cardstock (2″ x 5 1/2″) that is embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Big Shot. One thing to note about that embossing folder, it tends to shorten the cardstock a bit when you emboss it. You may want to give yourself some wiggle room and use a slightly longer piece of cardstock (2″ x 5 5/8″) or trim the base cardstock a bit after you layer it. I also sponged the edges of the embossed Midnight Muse cardstock with the Soft Suede ink.
The greeting from the Sweet Essentials stamp set is stamped in Midnight Muse. When you’re stamping the greeting on the card, make sure it is open and laying flat on your table when you stamp it. Sometimes if you try to stamp the greeting on the front of the card when it’s folded, the top wants to pop up a bit and may hit the stamp before you’re ready and leave you with an “oops”.
I used the Linen Thread to add a little more texture and wrapped it around the front of the card three times before tying a simple knot. I think this card would also work well for a birthday or Father’s Day greeting.
You can purchase the supplies for this quick and easy masculine card at my online store by clicking the “Order Online” link to the right