Monday, November 23, 2009

Masculine birthday cards

It's always so much easier for me to make cards for girls - you pull out some flowers or cute little girls or other cute things and add some primas and glitter and ribbon and Presto!  you have a great card.  Not so simple for men!
That's what card swaps are good for....things that you find hard :-)  So I signed up for a card swap and came up with one idea that I made a bunch of:

The stamp used is a Gina K one called Tree Silhouettes.  I loved this set from the first time I saw a card with it in a gallery at SCS--when I look out my kitchen window I see trees like this and they are just so beautiful, and this artist rendering of the tree is really good.   I sponged the centre area with sahara sand ink (having masked the circle) and then keeping the mask on stamped the trees with mellow moss. The background is mellow moss paper embossed with my Cuttlebug and the mat is sahara sand.  To liven it up and keep it masculine I used black ribbon and brads.

So what do you think, will the men who receive these cards like them?


  1. What a beautiful card...very elegant. It's a perfect card for a man...I have a hard time with masculine cards too. You've definitely inspired me.

  2. I love seeing ideas for man cards. Very nice!

  3. Oh this turned out so nice! You're right about that stamp set, it's awesome :)

  4. great card - with a different sentiment it could be used as a masculine Christmas card too ;)

  5. I can personally vouch how gorgeous this card truly is irl!
    And,I'm sure,five of the lucky partecipants from my 'Male Mail' swap would be thrilled to get one too!:o)
    Great work Kristina and thank YOU for partecipating on such swap:o)