Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I always find it so challenging to make masculine cards and gifts. How about you? Part of the issue for me is that I tend to collect digis and stamps of "cute" things -- you know, the things that I love. But then I sit down make a card for one of the wonderful men in my life and realize that "cute" just isn't going to cut it for them -- LOL! It was with that thought in mind that some of the more realistic and masculine sets in my shop were made -- to give myself and others some things to work with when crafting for our cherished menfolk. One of the more recent additions to this stash is the "Distinguished Gentleman" set.
Today I have a couple of cards to share with you that were made with this set. The first is by designer Paula Bloom. Paula made the wonderfully whimsical (yet still totally masculine) card at the top of today's post. I really like how she combined both the formal and everyday bow ties in this -- so fun!
Here is one that I made, using the everyday hat image. Growing up, my beloved grandfathers and uncles always wore hats much like this one, so making this card was like revisiting a sweet memory for me.
This is what the whole set looks like. You can find it, and other fun, masculine sets in our shop.