Neutrals or dark colors are perfect for masculine cards, and a pop of color makes them eye-catching. My papers are from Graphic 45's Kraft Reflections paper pad. This is no longer in stock at Cutters Creek, but any of the other paper pads with darker colors would be great! (Basically anything currently in the store except Secret Garden.)
Texture is also a must for masculine cards, because we tend to stick to simpler patterns for them. I used my faux leather technique and a Tim Holtz buckle to create this "belt" on my card. I added a pop of color by making this "poker chip" using a stamp from my stash and embossing with red embossing powder on red cardstock. I made sure the tones were slightly different so it would still "read" well.
Finally, I added my sentiment, using words from two different stamp sets (you're & the) and an alphabet set (king).
Supplies available at Cutters Creek:
- Graphic 45 Paper Pads
- Cuttlebug embossing folder
- Clear embossing powder
- Memento stamp pads in black and red
- Foam Adhesive squares
- clear embossing ink
- red embossing powder
- sentiment stamps
- Tim Holtz buckles