Saturday, October 3, 2015

WCMD 2015 | Make it Masculine with Julie

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Hello w&w family!  It’s Julie here ready to celebrate World Cardmaking Day and my challenge is focused on creating Masculine Cards. Today, I want to share a card I created for my Dad’s birthday.

I think Shay is a genius at making cards for boys and men, but it is always a challenge for me to come up with something new and hopefully he will like it.  This one features a few items I have been hoarding for a long time - a sheet of real wood paper I bought ages ago and my wood veneer stars from Studio Calico.  

My Dad lives in Houston, and he is a baseball fan, and when I first started thinking of a card for him, I thought about using the Scenery: V for CheVron set in the Houston Astros Colors, and their symbol is a star.  Take a look!

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I used my Fiskars stamp press to align the chevrons so that they could be easily centered and try to leave the same white spacing between each.  The inks are Chalk Ink in Tangerine and Blue Iris.  I thought the real wood paper would be great to cut the In A Word: Happy Cutaway and would have the same look of a baseball bat. I cut 5 more “happy” words with white cardstock to give the word some height.  I was able to place the word happy along the same angle of the chevron and stamp “birthday” from Sugar Rush tucked between the hanging p and y using versamark and white embossed. For the final accent, 5 wood veneer stars sprinkled around.


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This card could be easily replicated for any sports theme and what guy wouldn’t love to get a birthday card featuring their favorite team?  Need more ideas and inspiration for Masculine Cards? How about graphic and bold, or other geometric shapes? Also, consider the hobbies your guy likes, such as cars, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, sports and more? Another idea could be to use bold words or lettering or even textures (both raised or visual) like wood grain, distressing with stamps or tools, or printed text to give interest to the background. I'm so excited to see what you come up with! Have a fun and fabulous card making day!


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23 comments:

  1. What a great card, Julie! I love the idea of using the Astros colors for the card... so fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Wonderful card, Julie. Imalways struggle with masculine cards but you make it seem so easy.

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  3. Masculine marvelous...and how sweet to personalize for your dad!
    Hugs~c

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  4. Wow! I love this bright color combination!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  5. Oooh great challenge theme. It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with. Love the bold colours of your card. Hugz

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  6. Wow..the bold big pattern really makes the card Stand out !

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  7. Fabulous masculine card!! Love it!!

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  8. The chevrons work really well for a masculine card!

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  9. BIG, BOLD and FABULOUS card Julie!!!
    LOVE your BIG chevrons, LOVE your colour combo and LOVE how you have placed your sentiment, an ALL-ROUND-AWESOME design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
    ... I confess, I'm "masculine-card-challenged" too and look forward to joining you in this challenge :)

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  10. Your CheVron set is one of my absolute faves. It makes for the perfect masculine card, too!

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  11. Great bold chevron stripes...so glad to see some masculine challenges.

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  12. Loved the cool n bold chevron pattern ..perfectly masculine !!

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  13. I ALWAYS need masculine cards, Julie, and your idea to use a sports' team's colors is a great one! Love your stunning card!

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  14. I ALWAYS need masculine cards, Julie, and your idea to use a sports' team's colors is a great one! Love your stunning card!

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  15. The chevron style looks gorgeous
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  16. Creating masculin cards is the biggest challenge for me. Your card is a wonderful inspiration for this challenge. Hopefully I still have time to get these chevron stamp set out and play with them :)

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  17. Why is it so stinkin' hard to come up with masculine card ideas?! Chevrons are terrific!

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  18. Love the bold colored chevrons :)

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  19. Very attractive colors and a superb masculine card. :)

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  20. Awesome card for a man, you did a great job! I'm one of those crafters who struggle to make masculine cards.

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  21. Awesome card with bold colors, thanks for hosting masculine card challenge.

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  22. love seeing the creations for this challenge and love the wood accents with your bold colors!

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