Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Creative Challenge- Masculine

This month's Creative Challenge from My Favorite Things is something that LOTS of crafters struggle with......Masculine. Duh-duh-duuuuuuuuh. lol

We are being featured on the SCS home page, so be sure to head to our SCS forum for a look at every one's creations and helpful hints!!

So, if you haven't already run away, scared and such, here are some helpful hints that I use when making a masculine card.

1. For me, making guy cards is so restrictive, so I bend the rules ever so slightly with LOTS of metal embellishments. Guys see metal, and they don't see pretty, they see manly, I still see pretty...so I win, lol!!
2. I always go for darker colors, and nothing frilly.
3. I rarely color for a guy card, as well.
4. They are almost ALWAYS reliant on die cuts and sentiments.
5. Other things you can use to dress up a guy card would be: twine, natural fibers and cloths, and hardware.

For my card tonight, I started with the At the Movies set and matching Die-namics. I used the main die to create my sentiment panel using Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice. I followed this week's Sweet Stop Sketch, and angled my background panel using Going Gray and some awesome Meadowlark paper from MME. I used LOTS of large silver brads from Michael's, and some Stone Twine . I also threw a spiral clip in there....because I can!! To add some interest to the front of my card, I used the At the Movie Die-namics to make my film reel and projector. I even punched a piece of paper out with my 1/4"circle punch for interest. My border was made with the Mini Ticket Strip Border Die-namics.

For the inside, I used more of the same supplies, another sentiment from this set, and my Stacking Stars Die-namics. The lighter tone of this paper will allow me to write a message, and it not get lost.

Here are the Die-namics I used for my card:

Well, that is it for me for now, thanks for stopping by!!

Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have creative masculine solutions for you today!


Laurel said...

What a fabulous card!

Cathy said...

Awesome card, it's a stress for me to make a manly card, yours is perfect.
Jessie, Got my card today from TSG WIR. It's so nice to actually hold the card that I see on your blog and much more prettier, it's gorgeous. Thank you so much, I love it.

Jennifer said...


Very cool masculine card!!! :) I love the way you angled the background!

Thanks for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so fabulous, love the great card design.

Karen Motz said...

So fabulous! All those silver brads are perfect with the black and white colour scheme!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

AWESOME card Jess! I LOVE the silver with the black and white!

Debbie Carriere said...

LOVE this, Jessie!!! The metal accents are perfect!! A fantastic creation as usual :). ((hugs))

Kim said...

Love the black and white Jessie!

Trisha said...

Amazing card, Jessie. Love the black and white.

sharon g said...

the movie theme is genius!!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, what a great masculine card. Love all the details. TFS

pinkertonjamesl said...

Awesome,This card is the best radio them.It really extra ordinary work.Card border look increase.


CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just AWESOME Jessie!! Love the black and white effect!!

Crafty Hugs!