So I’ve had this idea ruminating for awhile…. Man Card Monday. You know, like Man Crush Monday? I struggle so much with masculine cards. I naturally gravitate towards flowers… my brain just sees pretty much any design with a side of flowers. (#putafloweronit anyone?) So as I was coming up with my goals and plans for 2018, I came up with the idea of trying to build up my masculine card stash. Enter: Man Card Monday. I’m going to try to create at least one masculine card per month, which will hopefully grow my stash sufficiently so that I don’t have to frantically create something for my male family members at the last second (or worse, buy a card. Shudder.)
For today’s project, I wanted to use the fabulous new stencil from the March My Monthly Hero Kit add-ons. It’s so graphic and geometric, perfect for masculine cards. I’ve been enjoying doing ink blended backgrounds and adding Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the top, so I thought I would try using a dark color scheme for my masculine card.
I started by blending Hickory Smoke with Black Soot Oxide Inks on a plain A2 panel, then covering it with the Every Which Way stencil from the Hero Arts add-ons and Black Diamond Glimmer Paste. Isn’t that dimension and glitter just freaking cool looking?? Reminds me of some 80’s button up shirt haha!!
For the greeting, I die cut the Happy from the Happy Stamp & Cut from some glossy black card stock once, and twice more from white card stock. I trimmed a piece of gray card stock down and flagged the end, then heat embossed the greeting from the Happy Stamp & Cut stamp set. I added it to the stenciled card front using dimensional foam adhesive. I thought about adding sequins, but men aren’t really big on sparkle, right? I think? 😉
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’ll get some inspiration out of the Man Card Monday series… It’s definitely going to challenge me to think outside the box! Thanks for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!