Making a custom card can be fun, difficult and frustrating all at the same time. Masculine cards are an interesting creature to say the least. It doesn’t have to be covered in metal, fire or tools to have the masculine touch you are looking for, but flowers will just not work obviously.
I used some stamps from two different Paper Pumpkin sets to give me the phrase combination I wanted. How perfect is the word ‘Dude’. It works equally well for both depending on the recipient, but is fantastic for a masculine theme.
I decided to create a grungy water color look instead of searching through paper, background stamps, or anything else. That way I had control of the look and feel and could stop when it looked just right. I spent quite a bit of time adding, sponging away, adding, drying and repeating it all. Now I love it so much I don’t want to give it away. It was a special request though, so it will get to be signed by a school staff and delivered this afternoon. Good thing I have photos, because this one is going to get created again.
Have a creative day!