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August 22, 2011


Hi scrappers this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy and I have a really fun card to share with you today. I know a lot of us struggle with making cards for boys/men and since I needed to make one for a birthday I thought it would be the perfect time to share a few ideas with you.

I find that using primary colors and basic patterns can be the best way to go. For this card I decided I wanted to use a digital image from Some Odd Girl. When it comes to coloring, some people like to choose the paper they want to coordinate with the image first, but in this case I did the opposite. Now that could make things more difficult but I tend to gravitate toward bold colors and patterns so I had plenty in my stash.

In the picture below you can see the colored image and the paper that I chose for my card. For some masculine cards I use more muted tones, but here you can see I really played up the colors.

When choosing colors and patterns it can be difficult at times make a "match", one easy way to get around that is to buy coordinating paper collections. But you can also dig into your stash and compare colors and styles that you like with one another and you may be happily surprised to learn that a lot of brands come together really well. This is what happened to me as I was looking through my paper and embellishments. So I encourage to not be afraid to mix and match.

I wanted to add some texture to the card and the first thing that came to mind was a scallop punch, and to be honest I've been known to use "feminine" items on projects for guys before...and I say there's nothing wrong with that. However for this card I used a notebook edge punch and I think it added a fun touch.

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papillon digital design said...

This project turned out so great. Yep we can always do with more boy and men idea cards.TFS Kate.

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Love it Kate!! Fabulous image and those papers are perfect with him!

Audrey Frelx said...

What a cute card and a cute image, Kate! And you did such a great coloring job!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kate this is a wonderful card and is is very mascuine. TFS

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It's a brilliant card! I think the color combinations and patterns are really wonderful. Male friends and relatives would surely love to receive something wonderful like this. Great design!

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

That card rocks!


Unknown said...

Such a cute and masculine card! Great tut!

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