Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Make it male with a simple graphic card

Hi there,

it's Christine!

It's been a while since I posted something creative over here... You'll soon see why I am too busy with different things.
But well, I keep crafting and I keep sharing. You should check out our Instagram-channel - most of my projects can at least be seen there ;)

I hope you're all doing well and you're having a great crafty time full of mojo. We have a great time at the headquarters - we get some lovely mail from you and I also get a customer's card from time to time - oh how much I love love love this! Keep 'em coming! :)

On to today's project. After all those flower cards let's create something male today!

Making cards for the boys and men in our lives may be tough sometimes. I thought a nice grpahic card with some pop of color would be great. 

1) Frame your cardbase with washi tape and repeatedly stamp your image with grey ink on cardstock that's marker safe (Simon Says Stamp ultra thick white card stock for example)

2) Take a Light grey marker (I used Copic C1) and add a frame to each image.

3) Add a darker grey (C3) around the very edge of the image to make it stand out a bit more.

4) Close the open "Gaps" on the frame with a light grey fine tip marker.

5) Stamp your image again on some patterned paper (the sturdier, the better - we will be popping that up on foam adhesive). I used a scrap of our Feel Good Paper Pack - I love the papers in a plastic bag, that way I can keep all my scraps of that pack together! Also is our super sturdy patterned paper perfect for Paper Piecing!

6) Fuzzy cute your image and go around the edges with a black marker to make the cut look perfect and hide the white paper-core.

7) White emboss an image on a strip of black cardstock. (Mine is from "Ausflippen" and says "friends like you are invaluable"). Pop up the image (mathicng the background stamping) and the sentiment with foam adhesive.

Carefully embellish (Graphic elements are perfect for male cards, but you don't want to overdo it ;) )



Simon Says Stamp - White Cardstock Ultra Thick
Copic Markers (C1, C3, C7)
Ink: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Versamark, Versafine
Embossing powder: Hero Arts white

  • Lining up your images straight istead of stamping them randomly gives a more organised and graphic look - but could also try the wild way ;)
  • Heat the Washi Tape with your heat gut before you remove it. I have never ever torn any paper since I started doing this.
  • Men's cards can be made "male" by theme, color scheme or a graphic design. You don't need male images - bute well, Whimsical Wheels is great for that!

To make someone smile by sending your cards out. We'd love to hear about reactions that you get :) Why nor leave us a message on our Facebook Page

Have a great day,


  1. Replies
    1. CASEd: http://craftymilka.blogspot.hr/2016/04/excavator-birthday-card.html :o)

  2. Schön, dass du mal wieder eine "Jungskarte" vorgestellt hast, denn auch die Herrenwelt freut sich über schöne Karten! Ich bin übrigens schon ganz gespannt, mit welchen neuen geheimnisvollen Dingen du gerade beschäftigt bist! LG Gisela