Hello, Sweet friends!
It’s Thanh here with you today and I’m going to show you how easy it is to make masculine cards with Sweet Stamp Shop’s images. I’m going to focus on an upcoming holiday – Father’s Day! But first, I thought I would introduce myself so you get to know the designer behind the cards. I’m in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada and I’m a part of Sweet’s “International Team” to help grow and get Sweet Canadian representation. I’m so excited to be here over the next three months and you can bet that I’m going to try my hardest to show you how creative you can get with these stamps!
To make masculine cards, here are my rules that I follow:
- Keep it SIMPLE
- Use neutral or earthy colors
- Minimal embellishments
- Follow a sketch (if needed)
- Use humor or wit
This handy pup was inspired by my own dad who is a carpenter and really could be sent to any man in construction! I created the background of this card by placing all the tool images in a row and repeatedly stamping them. That way, I’m creating some dynamic on the card without adding too many layers. I wanted to add some texture to the card and did so by placing an eyelet “screw” above the dog.
This card is perfect for the trendy and hip papa! Do you recall my simple rules for making masculine cards? I executed this card by using the current Freshly Made Sketch:
I also used fairly neutral colors (had to add in the pop of orange) and I stapled the paper to embellish the “blank spot” on the card.
Do you struggle with making masculine cards? What’s your process? The Sweet sets are very versatile and I hope you’ll take my tips and tricks and use them on your cards! For plenty more inspiration, you can check out the Sweet Stamp Shop Pinterest page. I also have one more Father’s Day card designed specifically for your husband featured on my blog and here’s a a preview of it:
Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! – Thanh