Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Just Add Texture!

I've discovered something.
You know how most of us (me included) have a hard time thinking up/making masculine cards?

Since most guys don't fully appreciate a handmade card, I've learned to simplify when I can.  Not saying the person I made this for doesn't appreciate my cards - I believe that he does. :)  I'm just sharing with you that an easy way to make a guy's card is to include texture, and a simple message. No fru-fru frilly stuff like ribbons! lol


Here's a card I made earlier this summer:

A simple guy card.  Now I'll was a bit difficult to make the texture on this one, because of the "cardstock" I used.  I used the big shot texturx plate in combination with....can you guess what?

ETA: The answer is in THIS POST (click on it).

Well, what do you think?

The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Happy Everything
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Star punches, Black brad, Dimensionals, Sizzix Texturz Plate, Big Shot

Thanks for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)


  1. Aluminum foil or a coffee can seal!

  2. Is it a coke can or maybe aluminum foil.

  3. Thank's for the great comment on my blog Crystal. Came over to yours to return the favour and was bowled over by this masculine card! I agree men like it simple, no frills, and some kind of movement in the card....... that gets them every time! Love your blog, I saw you on SC and I'm now following you. PS I think the background is aluminum from a can.

  4. WOW! This is a GREAT card. If I am correct, you used aluminum foil covered card stock. This is truly a stunning card. Thanks for blessing my day - and welcome back! :))))

  5. Dear Chrystal.. I love this.. I might have to give it a try.. not sure how yet.. would be great as a Christmas card as well.. bit different.. I will come back to your blog and find out your secret.. Thanks for sharing your card. Looks like the real deal.

    hugs, Pauline

  6. Great card and definitely one a guy could appreciate. I'll be waiting to hear if it's aluminum foil?

  7. Another vote for aluminum foil here! Great idea for a masculine card! I totally agree the men just don't care about anything frilly, so this is perfect!

  8. Great "guy" card, I would say foil is involved with this card, very nice job.

  9. How funny if it is a beer can!
    Great tip!

  10. Love the card!!! I don't think it's aluminum foil - - - that's too thin. Must be aluminum from a can? Can't wait to find out the answer!


  11. Waiting to hear what you used. . . I've been following your blog & appreciate your creativity. Thank you!

  12. I am lovin this card, too (see 9/7 comment)! I'm gonna have to re-read your posts to see if you revealed what "cardstock" you used!?! I'm thinking something you'd find in a hardware store??? gabby :)


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