Saturday, March 24

Masculine Birthday Card

Dean asked me to make a birthday card for his step-father, but there's a reason I don't make cards for men & here's a prime example....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Fancy Flourishes', 'Star Prints' & 'Think Big Favourites #12'; Paper Smooches 'Dude Block'; Waltzing Mouse 'Chicken Wire' / Tools - Stampin' Up! Punch 'Star'

Just sent Dean out to pick up a store-bought card instead....but hey, at least I tried, right? lol xxx

32 comments:

Michelle said...

I love it !! You are too hard on yourself ,
I may have to CAS your card if only I had the chicken wire !
Hope you have a great weekend x

Kerry said...

Hi Stephanie,

This card is lovely Steph - clean and not too much. You should stop Dean from buying one and send it hon!

Love Kerry xxx

Penni said...

This is fabulous Steph - perfect for a man

Hugs
Penni
X

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow another cracker steph !!!!

Victoria said...

I think it's lovely Steph. You're being far too hard on yourself! Although I too find male cards a struggle and try to stear away from them as much as possible!!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Emma said...

I think it's lovely and would be proud to give it :)

Ted said...

Hey Stephanie! Hush....this is a wonderful guy card. :) I'm a guy. I know these things. ;) Your step-father-in-law would love this card. Send it. Have a beautiful weekend. :)

Linda said...

Steph this card is great, don't use the shop one. Deans step father will love it.
You're too hard on yourself. Now if you want to see a bad one you should see what I made today and I was copying a PTI designer ha it turned out terrible.
Xx

Alanna said...

This is a great masculine card. I love it and really wish I had that chicken wire stamp.

Louise said...

What's wrong with it? It's great x

June K said...

I don't understand why you sent Dean out to BUY a card, Stephanie. I think your card is gender neutral and can be for a gal or guy. I love those types of cards. Your card is gorgeous.

Lisette said...

Gorgeous in its simplicity|!!!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Sorry. Can't see what's wrong with it! The colours are perfect as is the sentiment and embellishment. I give it an A+.

Sarah said...

I agree that you're being too hard on yourself hun! This is a great guy card and I'm sure your step father in law would agree!
Sarah xx :0)

Christina said...

Seriously? I love it! Masculine cards can be so hard, but this simple design is perfect!

Pink Dandelion said...

Have you got the message yet?? Send it, it's a perfect masculine card. Debs xx

Tracey said...

What?!?! A store-bought card?!?! This is amazing!! I love it and it is perfect for Dean's step-father! You should definitely send it! xx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Steph you're too hard on yourself - I love it! I've been eyeing up that WMS set since its release and you've convinced me my instincts were right! Seriously, it's a great card!!

Gvendalen said...

Beautiful card, very elegantly!
hugs, Helena

Katiejane said...

Oh Steph, you should have sent it -it's lovely. I bet the store bought card wasn't half as good! I love the background stamp.
Have a brill weekend.
Katie x

April Diva said...

Oh Steph! The card is fab. Simple, stylish and elegant. Love the chicken wire background stamp. I can see a visit to Waltzing Mouse is on the horizon...hugs, Pauline x

Jessica Wekenman said...

This is a prime example of how you mastered the masculine card!!! I love that chicken wire background and the star with the flourish! Everything works so perfectly together!

Joyce said...

You are crazy. Tell Dean to save his money. What man would not love this card. It screams wonderful to me.

Melodie said...

Wow, this card is really beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Caggy said...

Ditto what everyone else has commented! I think we are all our own worst critics at times but this is great!

gina g said...

Its fab hun what you like lol. luv gina xx

Archies Mum said...

Can't believe that you didn't use this card, its great. Must admit I hate having to make male cards, they are really hard.

Tonje said...

Why on earth did you need a store bought card???? This card is gorgeous! But I totally agree that making cards for men is a pain in the... well 'nuff said... lol...

Nikki said...

Awe Steph your to hard on yourself this is perfect for a guy or a girl

Katrina Turner said...

Well I think it's a fabulous male birthday card, so there!!

Why are we so hard on ourselves, typical women! lol.

Katrina xx

Inkyfingers said...

I think it is a really good card Steph and I am sure he will be thrilled to know you spent time thinking of him when you made it.

cards by cara said...

Wow, your cards are always so amazing ... super jealous! :) What inks did you use? Love the pale one for the dude block and the chicken wire shade too!! And the two brown/tan shades on your Mother's Day beauties?