Today’s focus, as the title says, are masculine cards.
I often hit the wall when it comes to masculine cards. Somehow I just cannot get enough inspiration and I am almost never satisfy with the way they look. Well, I should say not anymore! With this lesson from Altenew I am more and more realizing that masculine cards should be minimalistic and not overly done with embellishments. Even just a bold sentiment can do the trick.
Today’s project inspiration is this card created by Jennifer Rzasa, now I apologize for the quality of this image, I had to take a shot of my computer screen with my phone because there is only a video of how Jennifer made this card. I hope you find this ok. In this video (card) Jennifer used geometric shapes and masculine and subtle colors and as you can see, there is really not much detail. As I mentioned earlier, just keep it clean and simple!
So, here is my take on this card.
And these are the supplies I used:
- 110 lbs Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock
- Altenew Dot Art Stam Set
- Altenew Die Inks; these are the same colors as Jennifer used in her card : Morning Frost, Arctic, Mountain Mist, Frayed Leaf and Jet Black
- MISTI Stamping Positioner (the only reason I used MISTI is because I knew I needed to double stamp and wanted for my images to look crisp and sharp. You can definitely use a stamping block for this technique)
I just, sort of randomly stamped my triangles. I really didn’t have any particular order of how to arrange the shapes or which color to use next. I just played along and used what looked good to me. After I was done with my solid shapes, I added a couple of dotted images for a little more interest. This is when I realized that this card is just going to be so simple and kind of cheap, and I needed one more element. Now, I knew I had to stay away from embellishments and really didn’t want to overwhelm this design with more stamped images, and one thing came to mind: the WINK OF STELLA! Oh, how perfect! This totally completed the card and gave it a more polished look. Just a little hint of sparkle to make it more festive and special! I then added a sentiment and the card was finished!
Here is the finished product. I am so pleased how this card turned out. In real life you can see the gentle sparkle of the glimmer pen and I it is just stunning .
That is all for now. I will catch you soon with another post and this one is going to be fabulous!
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