Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Talking male cards

I don't know about any of you who make cards......but I always find 'male' cards difficult.......probably because my cards tend to be 'cute' or 'vintage style'.......so not exactly very 'man friendly'.......luckily I don't have many to make.....and if you're my DS you prefer a shop bought 'funny' card anyway!!!
But I do prefer making them when possible......and I do have friends who ask me to make them.......so when I saw this new release from Wild Rose Studies.......I sort of thought "yay....that could be useful"
I kind of liked the 'sauve' James Bond feel.......with the amusing twist.....not too cute.....with a good selection of papers......so here's the first card made......and just in time for Fathers Day........and a few Blogland challenges for said day......Cards for Men.......One Stop Craft......Fab'n'Funky
Anyone got any tips on making male cards?????

22 comments:

Kathyk said...

Loving your 007 - licensed to drill!!!! card.

I always try to keep it simple and just use plain or striped papers - yours fits the bill perfectly though Jacky

Kathyk

Angelfish said...

I avoid male cards whenever possible! On the odd occasion I do make one I keep it very simple.
Fiona x

Alison said...

Perfect Jacky! I find male cards very taxing on my little brain!!
Alison xx

Dora said...

O wow this is stunning Jacki, love the papers and your new stamp... yes me too find male cards quite difficult to do .. my tip on making these.. just buy more stuff for men's cards ha ha :P

Gem's Crafts said...

Male cards are always difficult! I love that DIY stamp though it would be perfect for my other half - he's always working in the house with some tool or other!

Kerryn said...

I am so the same!! I tend to make cute cards and even the guy ones have cute images on them. I will have to get this stamp and those papers are lush! I think the wild rose studio do great male images. I have the one with the guy at the bar with a beer belly. Perfect for many men! lol
I Wish I had this before father's day now but have run out of money! My dad will have to get another LOTV image! lol

Elizabeth said...

I usually just stick to dark colors for the men cards. I try to keep them simple with just a bit of stamping.

Karen said...

I struggle with male cards too but that one is just perfect.

Amy said...

Now you have me in a spin ... I have no real advice - I always keep them simple, male or female.

CoventryAnn said...

No tips, I'm not too good at any cards, never mind mens!! Love that stamp, so cool, esp as OH loves his drill :D

Melissa said...

Those were definitely good supplies for male cards - great job.

Shirley said...

Wow! What a great card! Love all the layers and that stamp!

Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Karen said...

I think you found it! Your card definitely fits your style and is masculine. Mostly I stick to neutral colors and images that reflect the recipient. I've got a few stamps sets I go to: trees, bikes, autos . . . that seem to fit the guy category.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I have the most trouble settling on an image for male cards, as opposed to colors.
Rinda

Sian said...

Now that is one amazing stamp! I think you have making male cards covered Jacky - there is no advice I could possibly offer!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Love it & as Sian said...you are the master & I can't offer anything more!! ;D

Wendy said...

Fabulous male card...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

pinky said...

I just love it Jacky, wow I need these!! Can you buy these on line?
Brilliant card.

Ani said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our Father's day challenge at OSCC this week! Ani

Ginger said...

Love that stamp!!

Well - I think you did a fantastic job here! I find the male cards difficult, but typically I stick with a masculine color scheme and use punches with simple shapes like circles, squares or stars! I don't use stamps, quite frankly because I find most of them hokey :) Then I always add some sort of greeting.

Michelle B. said...

Love it and the sentiment is fab! Love the colors and paper you chose! So glad you joined us for our Father's Day Challenge at Cards for Men!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Brilliant xxx