This week's challenge is a great one!
It's all about creating masculine birthday cards!
When creating masculine cards my brain automatically thinks of sports or outdoorsy types of activities. Those themes are great but sometimes I need a masculine card for someone who might not be a sports or outdoors enthusiast, so I try to stick to two simple rules when creating masculine cards...
Keep embellishments to a minimum.
Work with a great pattern & color palette.
The card I created features a candle image that is gender neutral. The nice thing about using gender neutral images is that you can use color and pattern to set the tone for your project.
I used some very basic supplies... black, grey, & white cardstock, white acrylic paint applied with a make-up sponge (you could you also use a white ink pad), one image stamp, one sentiment stamp, black ink, a die, foam tape, and a few enamel dots.
The image and sentiment I used is from a Red Rubber Designs set called Little Cupcake, unfortunately it's no longer available. Some stamps that are availble in the Red Rubber Designs Store that would make a good substitution would be the cupcake from the Little Darlins set, Background Soup, Harlequin Background, and Tiger Face just to name a few of my faves :)
The nice thing about this card and paint stamping technique is that I can easily swap out the image and sentiment and create a masculine card for any occasion!
I hope that you were inspired today and will try your hand at creating a masculine card or two. Don't forget to check out the Red Rubber Designs blog for more inspiration & to link up your card for the challenge. Thanks for looking!