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Jan 10, 2012

January Design Team Creative Challenge: Masculine

If you read here a lot, then you know my style is pretty frilly and girly and pink.  But I'm the mother of two boys - the only girl in the house, so more often than not, the cards I really *need* are masculine ones.

I'm always hearing when I'm teaching that people struggle with masculine cards, so I know I'm not alone! I am blessed with an extraordinary collection of stamps and Die-namics.  So once I pushed all the "cute" ones aside I rifled through to see what I wanted to use for this month's Design Team Creative challenge.

I decided to make a card for my husband, who is so, so good to me.  I don't think I've mentioned, but I got braces (again) last week.  He's been awesome taking care of me, because OUCH I'm so sore.

I inked up Well Worn Greetings  the oval border was stamped with Marvy Matchable Black Ink. Then, I used my dew drop sized pads to selectively ink the red versus black elements of the sentiment.  You can use the detail point to only "partially" ink the sentiment.

I did use lots of patterned paper on my card, but went neutral with the majority of the panel using corrugated cardboard.  Instead of the flags I've been doing so often lately, I staggered panels of varying widths and heights.... Patterned paper is Times and Seasons from Echo Park.

You must know how badly I wanted to add a ribbon to this project, but I held off....

Be sure to visit the MFT Blog today for a full list of designers participating in this week's Design Team Creative Challenge, and good luck with YOUR masculine projects, I know you can do it!

13 Comments    Post a Comment:

Nancy Thomas said...

Ugh, I do struggle with masculine cards. This one is gorgeous - love the texture on the background and all the kraft.

Jennifer said...


I hope your mouth feels better soon! And I love your masculine card!!! :) Great job on inking in two colors!

Thanks for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

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Lisa H. said...

oooooo! the corrugated cardboard panel is awesome. great masculine card.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

what a fabulous design, love the corregated cardboard, it's so rugged and manly.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

This is just gorgeous Jo!! So sorry you're sore! =(


Karen Motz said...

The corrugated background adds wonderful texture!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE the texture on this Joanne!

Kim said...

I LOVE all the texture and that corrugated cardboard!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous, Joanne! Love the corrugated background!

Trisha said...

Great card, Joanne. Love the corrugated background.

Jenni said...

feel better!! Great card! like the dp!


sharon g said...

I like your card. It's not TOO masculine--perfect.

Michelle said...

Great job on a guy card! The corrugated cardboard gives a great texture. I admire your restraint on the ribbon issue. lol I hope your mouth feels better quickly. ouch


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