I know I’m not alone with having some difficulty making masculine cards. I’m pretty sure that’s because we all love making feminine/girly cards where we can add lots of pearls and ribbon, glitter and other embellishments.
My dear friend Marcelle recently found this great challenge site for masculine cards (The Male Room). Hubby’s birthday is coming up in a few days, I decided to join in.
For those who like to see the inside of cards, here’s what I did:
I got a little heavy-handed with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink, but I think it’s still okay.
The car image is from Tim Holtz. I’ve had this image for many years, and can’t remember the name of it. (Sorry.) The greeting is from Inspired by Stamping and is called Masculine Tags. If you follow the link, you will see I separated the Happy and Birthday. No, I didn’t cut them, just stamped them separately.
I am entering this card into the current Male Room Challenge, which must include newsprint.
Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!
I love your masculine card you created. Great old truck image too.
Thanks so much, Verna! I agree about the truck image – fabulous! I can’t remember the last time I used it, which is a terrible shame.
I love this card Cheryl! Love all the vintagy grungyness about it!!
Thanks Marcelle! I forgot to mention the background paper is from Kaisercraft – Garage Days.
LOVE your masculine card! Yes, so much easier to make a girly card for sure!
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Thanks Donna! I’m pretty chuffed with this one. That’s not always the case.
This is fabulous, Cheryl! I LOVE the distressed feel, the wonderful truck image, and the awesome patterns you used! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx
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Thanks so much Mynn!
I love how your card turned out Cheryl! And the distressing on the edges too, it really adds some interest. I used that sentiment set as well on my challenge card, didn’t cut it, just selectively inked it. And the inside is perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing!
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Thanks so much, Karen. It’s a great sentiment, and one I reach for often. (Great set for masculine cards!)
I think you have done a wonderful job making this masculine card, and I am sure Hubby will be thrilled. Love the car image, and great layout too 🙂 Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.
Thanks so much, Chris. Hubby’s birthday is today, and he loved it!
So glad you joined us – this is a super card and I’m sure your husband loves it! The vintage feel is just perfect for a guy card. Love the car. So nice to see the inside done too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room, and I’m sorry to be late commenting! xx
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Thanks so much for your comment, Deborah!
I do love making vintage cards, and I was really pleased with the results of this one.