Want to make a birthday card for a guy? This one uses stamps you wouldn’t necessarily think of when you’re designing with a guy in mind.
One of the things I hear from you most often is “I need help making cards for guys. There just aren’t a lot of stamps to choose from.”
I hear ya!
There are certainly less masculine themed stamps in our catalogues than there are ones for the gals. But don’t let that stop you!
Rummage through your sets and you just might find a stamp or two in some of them that WILL work for men.
Like the flowery Lovely You set I used today!
Make a Birthday Card for a Guy
Now, would you give that one to a fella? There’s not really a flower petal to be seen. No yellow, no peach and definitely no pink!
The stamp I chose – from three possibilities in the set – doesn’t scream girly at all!
What are some of the things we think about for guy cards?
- How about a clean look with a mix of green and dark teal with a dash of silver?
- A subtle embossed background like you get with the Tasteful Textile folder?
- Nary a bow to be seen!
- A big bold sentiment, with half in nice burly block letters!
When you put it all together, it works!
If you want lots more tips for guy card making, take a peek at this blog post.
Key Steps to Make This Card
1.Stamp your sprig in Just Jade on either corner of a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Basic White cardstock. Stamp it several times without re-inking it in your stamp pad to get the variation in colour. Run it through the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.
2.Then glue it to a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Pool Party then to the front of a folded 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base.
3.Stamp your greeting in Pretty Peacock on a scrap of Basic White then zip it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the label from the Wild Rose Dies.
4.Punch two sprigs from silver foil paper and glue to the back of the greeting and attach to the front of your card.
5. Add a few Just jade enamel dots for a bit of fun!
One of the colours here is going to be retiring in a month or so. Can you guess which one it is?
Pretty Peacock is a 2019-21 In Color. And since they only stick around for two years, it’s time for it to pack its bags. I am going to miss it for sure.
Look how great this rich dark blue-green looks when you mix it with dark brown and light sand colours.
Make One for the Guys!
If you shy away from masculine cards thinking you don’t have a guy stamp set, I’d like to issue you a challenge.
Take a wander through the stamps you do have with a new eye. Pick out a few that have images you can use. Mix them up with a large greeting and some “guy” colours, and make a masterpiece!
Then I’d love it if you posted it over on my Facebook Group for everyone to see. Click here to join.
If you think you’d love to add these items to your own crafting supplies, here is everything I used for today’s card. A simple click on any image will take you to my online store where I would love you to shop if you live in Canada. Thank you!Here’s What I Used
Hope You Found a Tip of Two!
I’m so grateful to see you stop by to see what I’ve been busy crafting in my studio. I hope it gives you a shot of inspiration to do some crafting of your own!
The next time you sit down to make a birthday card for a guy I hope you remember a few of these ideas – I promise your not-really-a-fella-stamps will make an amazing greeting!