Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

For The Guys

For The Guys

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!


If you have any questions and/or comments you are more than welcome to leave a comment here or you can find me on other social media platforms and connect!


  • Erum Tasneem
    Posted March 5, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    This looks SO GOOD! Absolutely rocks! Love the design.
    Thank you for submitting your beautiful work to the AECP assignment gallery.

    • Post Author
      Posted March 5, 2021 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks! You know, we need to start making more of these “for the guys” cards. This class truly helped get over the brainstorming on what to do when making a masculine card.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

For The Guys - Lana by Lana Design
%d bloggers like this: