I know if you are anything like me I have a struggle with masculine cards. I sometimes lean too much on the flowers and frills so I made a real effort to put together some cards that would work for the men out there!!
I love the stamp set "The Open Sea."!!!!! Very versatile and could be used for alot of different occasions. I did send one of these cards to my Grandson and used the sentiment.."Go Confidently in the Directions of Your Dreams" from the stamp set Word Play ( page 156 in the big book). You HAVE to have this set...so many great ideas pop out when you bring it out.
And this is the one I sent to Ryley....
I used crumb cake ink and sponges to add dimension to the torn edges and over all the paper. It gives it such an aged look. The next card is also a gift card holder....those fellows like to shop too. This is the card all tied up...
If you look closely to the left of the sentiment you will see the "slot" for the gift card. I used the Modern Label Punch from Page 209 of the catalogue to achieve this result. So what do you think???
I think there is something quite eye catching in the muted tones..so must play with some other shades in the near future. I hope this helps with some ideas for all of you and remember if you ever want to visit me here in beautiful Shawnigan Lake, my studio is always at the ready for creating.
Cheers from Shelagh in Shawnigan.