Masculine cards can be tricky, especially masculine Valentine cards! Here are a few of my attempts. The first two were inspired by a card I found on pinterest by Ann Greenspan.
These both use the Little Pickup stamp set from Honey Bee stamps and inkpads from Catherine Pooler.
Has anyone found a Happy "heart" day sentiment? I had to do stamp surgery to create the sentiment above. I really like it for guys' cards but it's tricky to get lined up.
The card below was inspired by Birgit's beautiful red, silver and white Valentine card. My teen-age grandson likes red so I toned it down a bit by using fired brick, black soot and walnut stain Distress Oxides.
Then I got on a "love you more than bacon" kick with this sentiment from Avery Elle's Simply Said: Love sentiment set. I figure most boys and men will think that's pretty funny. The dogs are from Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz. The other sentiments are from Simon's Love and Quotes set and Simon's You Matter backgound stamp.
Hope these will get you in the creative mood and give you some inspiration for masculine cards.
While working on some cards for Splitcoaststamper's January Cards for a Cause challenge, I needed to attach some vellum to the front of the card. The problem with using vellum on a card is that the glue usually shows thru. This may not be new to you, but I found a neat way to adhere vellum to a card front. Yay!
This first card was inspired by Lisa at iminhaven.blogspot.com.
I found sticky-backed fun foam at walmart, yay! I got a pack with different colors so I can match the foam to the card front. I attach my vellum to the sticky side of the foam and use scoretape to attach the foam to the card front.
Here is the side view so you can see the pink fun foam between the vellum and the card cront. The sheefs are 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" so you can get two a2 cards from each piece.
Here is another card I made using vellum with gold embossing.
I used light purple fun foam to match mft's grapsicle cardstock.