Friday, February 26, 2010

Male Cards

I am often asked for ideas on male cards. This can sometimes be a hard thing to make. Here are a few tips that I follow when making a male card.

1. Choose masculine colours (obviously)

2. Clean, simple and symmetrical.

3. Shapes work well - squares, circles.

4. Choose male or geometric stamps/images (again, obvious)

5. Think outside the box - look for inspiration in a variety of places
eg. the more neutral patterns of designer series papers, or use
your stamp in a different way, like turning it upside down, or
masking a section of it.

Here is a male card that I have used in the past for workshops. It is fairly simple to make (which is perfect in a workshop situation, where some guests will not have ever touched a rubber stamp before). The tip on this card is step 5. The DSP is from Urban Oasis, which immediately strikes me as a female DSP.

Colours are Kraft and Not Quite Navy, stamp sets are Loads of Love and Starring You.

Hope you like it.

Happy Stamping.......Manda

1 comment:

  1. Hey there Amanda!

    This is a great little card! I reallllly struggle with male cards - so thanks heaps for the inspiration!

    Luv Karen