Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Midweek Throwdown - Masculine Cards

Masculine cards are not the easiest to make but I do like the challenge and I try to include some with every box of cards I make for OWH. Though like a lot of you (I imagine) I absolutely love florals and frills,  and find myself always attracted to designs that include them. Here are two cards that were part of the box I shipped to Dixie last week.


This golfer image is actually from a  Royalty-Free Clip Art Collection (Art Explosion by Nova Development)  I have owned for many years. It's colored with PrismaColor  Design Studio Markers (a forerunner to the very popular Copics) that work on a similar system, including using a "blender" marker. I am showing my age but I learned to do advertising marker comps with these way back in my art school years and I'm comfortable with them so I've not ventured into Copics. The background is Cuttlebug Argyle Folder and the stamp is from an older StampinUp set.


This design is one I consider gender and age neutral. I try to keep the majority of my designs in this category simply because it would seem they'd be useable for just about anyone. The background on this card by the way is a page out of an old damaged dictionary I bought at a used bookstore over a year ago. I paid about $3 for it and cannot tell you how much use I have gotten out of it. Old road atlases are also a great choice, particularly for masculine cards.

Happy Crafting Everyone!
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9 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Paula, these are great! I especially like the one with the golfer and you telling about your marker experience. It's good to have experience! Beautiful job on the challenge to make masculine cards!

SaDeBuque said...

love this card! great for any golfer dad!! just beautiful!!

Yolanda said...

Very nice. I've often thought of using pages from old books. Really like that look. I saw a piece on national news the other night about all the troops taking up golf for stress relief in Afghanistan. Someone started a group that sends golf balls.

Dixie Cochran said...

Paula, both of these cards are terrific! One masculine and one gender neutral. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

love that golfer card
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner said...

that is a great golf image and colored beautifully.

Love the other card in its simplicity.

Barb

Tammy said...

Both of these are fantastic Paula!! You have colored the golfer image beautifully and the color combo is awesome!! I LOVE the old book idea too! I need to stop by the goodwill store and pick up a few books...how cool!

Suz said...

fantastic guy cards... I have a hard time with them & you inspired me today

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog during the OWH blog hop.

Tammy said...

You're coloring is amazing! Great Masculine cards!

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