Masculine Monday: Circles

Over the weekend, I decided I need to create more masculine cards on a regular basis.  Thus, most Mondays here on the blog will showcase masculine themed cards.  For me, masculine and sympathy cards are two types that I shy away from.  I’m going to challenge myself this year to stop dragging my feet and make a conscious effort to create more of these!  Hopefully, at least some of my attempts will be an inspiration to you!

For today’s card, I CASE’d a card (gotta start somewhere, don’t I?!) from the Featured Stamper Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  This is the card I CASE’d (by jentimko).  I changed out the white card base and bright, cheery colors for a kraft card base and masculine colors.

Stamps:  SU (Fabulous Phrases)
Ink:  SU (Not Quite Navy)
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (Kraft), Echo Park DP (Times & Seasons), SU CS (Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso)
Accessories:  SU button, misc. twine, SU jewelry tag punch, SU circle punches, foam dots, embossing folder

I used various sized circle punches to punch out a mix of circles.  These were glued and layered on top of a panel of kraft cardstock and then run through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder.  I used some basic twine and a corduroy button to keep things masculine.

Have yourself a marvelous little Monday!



  • Lynn Posted Monday, 03/25/2013 10:19 am

    Gorgeous Melissa. I love all the fabulous texture.

  • Kristie Goulet Posted Monday, 03/25/2013 12:10 pm

    Gorgeous! I too struggle with masculine and sympathy so I am looking forward to seeing and being inspired by YOU! Thanks.

  • jimlynn Posted Monday, 03/25/2013 4:30 pm

    It's GREAT! Love all those circles against the embossed background! Wonderful card for a guy!

  • Lisa Posted Monday, 03/25/2013 5:09 pm

    The circle, the colors, the texture all add up to a great masculine card!!

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Tuesday, 03/26/2013 3:34 am

    Very cool!!

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