Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Day Card

Wow! What a busy weekend! I finished all of my Valentine cards, made treat bags, did three photo shoots, along with all of the normal chores that come with running a home. And to top it off, I ended Sunday with a major migraine and had to take meds and call it an early night.

I created this card for my godson, who is 13. I always seem to have trouble making masculine cards. I don't know why, but I think it is because I feel I can't use any girly embellishments such as flowers, glitter, and bling.

For the card below, I simply used pattern paper and punch out cardstock shapes. I used a few sentiment stamps as my embellishments, along with a small, heart button. And Voila! My take on a masculine card.


Do you have difficulty creating masculine projects? If not, any tips?

Hope you have a great week!

Dani

14 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great card! and i am in the same boat -i have a hard time with masculine cards!

Diana Fisher said...

Just love the color combo for the card!!

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Super cute card! Love the honey comb shapes at the bottom!
I think for me, I just generally don't worry about masculine. I know I have given my husband cards with butterflies and flowers.
But I guess for Evan, since he is ten, I will need to start going a little more masculine. He is at the age where he doesn't like "girly" :)

I hope your headache feels better!!

Becky said...

Oh man, I have a hard time with masculine cards too so no tips from me :) Your card is awesome! I love the hexagon shapes, that just might be the perfect, "go to" masculine shape...

Stephanie said...

Very nice card and I think it's a great masculine look. I tend to do lots of distressed type stuff when I'm doing masculine projects.

Tanya Ham said...

Very cute, and not too girly! I always have trouble with that too!

soapHOUSEmama said...

i like it! not too girlie at all! Yeah, I have trouble with that too - last night I did LO about DH and I think it ended up with doilies and a sequin - LOL!

Katie said...

I am the worst with masculine cards, AJ has just learned to deal with it. I love the design you used though, perfect for a masculine card! I hope your migraine is feeling better, I hate when one knocks me out.

scrappymo! said...

Great card!
I too have trouble making masculine layouts and cards.

I can only use that sprocket die cut so many times...teehee

I have often thought of keeping a separate blog for masculine stuff only and invite others to post theirs.... I really should do it!

Karen said...

I think your card came out great! Loving all the hexagons everywhere lately

Christa said...

Love those hexagons!! Simple card, but so elegant and beautiful!

Sue Althouse said...

Great card, and appropriately masculine! I just try to choose masculine colors, whatever those are, and keep it simple, but you are right, masculine is a challenge!

Tracy said...

Sweet card.
I think this can be for a male.
I have trouble with masculine cards. I seem to make them all brown, lol.
Love that yours is pretty but not girly.