Monday, 6 June 2011

Why Are Men's Card's So Hard??

Hi there,

As you may remember from the beginning of last week, I have been working on some masculine cards that I was asked to make for my sister's friend.

I was asked to make 3 or 4 cards that could be sent instead of just writing a letter to her partner who is serving in Afghanistan, because of this they had to be blank and for no specific occasion. The added twist is that she didn't want cars, or bikes on them.

This got my brain working overtime, when ever I think of making a men's card I immediately think of my motorcycle stamp, or the retired Loads of Love pickup truck stamp. I trawled through my stamps and decided on stars (which you can see here), beer and football.

I'm also trying to use up some of my retired stash, so I pulled out my retired papers stash from last years mini and picked some suitable for male cards, and voila!

I think that the hardest thing about men's cards is resisting the urge to put rhinestones, glitter, ribbon and bows on them, but I have the answer, Jumbo Eyelets and card stock strips instead of ribbon!

Please pop back soon for more masculine ideas!

1 comment:

Jackie said...

It's a fab man card, great man colours too :o)
Jackie xx