I just love the sparkle of glitter and I admit that I am a hard core pink fan. Yet, I have many card-deserving men in my life. And with my collection being dominated with flowers and butterflies I often need help with inspiration for masculine cards. Luckily, there are so many talented card makers who can speak “man” in their paper creations so we can all be inspired.
This first card is a great card for a patriot or a soldier. The boot stamp could be used for a hiker or an outdoors man too.
card by Kim O’Connell photo courtesy of Paper Perfect Designs
You can center your cards around hobbies of your favorite guys, like this one for a bowler.
card by Becky Oehlers photo courtesy of Hemidemisemiquaver
How about this awesome shaped card for the fisherman in your life. I just love the texture of this vest and all of the little details on the pockets.
card by Kelly photo courtesy of Indiana Inker
And what sci fi guy does not dig Star Wars? This little paper R2D2 is so wonderful. Just him sitting on his craft paper background and bakers twine is just the kind of clean design and big impact card that a guy can love.
card by Ruthie photo courtesy of September Ninth
You can also take a classic approach to your guys and think about traditional images and symbols of manhood for inspiration. Classic cars are a great fit and there are some awesome stamps and die cuts that can compliment your look. The color pallet for this card is just so strong.
card by Melania Deasy photo courtesy of Melania Deasy: Create, love happiness
I was shocked when I realized that my young nieces and nephews may never know what vinyl records sound like or even look like! But your classic guy may have his own collection and really appreciate this card.
card by Leena Girsa photo courtesy of A La Cards
What about for a card lover? This card uses tone on tone and is just elegantly gorgeous and manages to be manly as well.
card by Arlene photo courtesy of Butterfly Kisses
How cool is this next card as a time piece as well as a card? This would be a great birthday card for a granddad.
card by Larissa Holland photo courtesy of MMM Crafts
The masking technique on this card makes the motorcycle just pop. And the tire tread is a great touch too.
card by Mary Brown photo courtesy of Stamper Camper’s Corner
Outdoor scenes are another great way to address a man’s card. You can choose an appropriate color pallet to suit your guy.
card by Paula Dobson photo courtesy of Stampinantics
I also love that you can use humor in cards for guys in creative ways. The old bird sentiment is just perfect.
card by Kerri Michaud photo courtesy of Cards by Kerri
This clever little t-shirt card can be perfect for your custom message for your guy.
card by Karen Giran photo courtesy of The Sweetest Thing
So keep in mind hobbies and interests and feel free to experiment with new techniques or dies to create cards you and the men in your life will love.
So go ahead,… make something pretty.
Below are a few products I found to get your manly juices flowing.
By Aliya White