Hey there, Sweet friends! Happy Friday!!! You’ve worked so hard this week; put up your feet and get inspired for the weekend with my cards. Thanh here and this is my final post for the Sweet blog. It’s been so fun these past three months and I’m not going to lie, it’s hard to write this last post. I figured that since I started my term with the Make It Masculine series, I would end it with some more masculine inspiration. If you’ve gotten to know me a little over the past few months, you’ll know that I love a wicked punny card! Yep – I love to laugh and it makes me really happy when I can make others giggle, too.
Let’s review my rules for making masculine cards:
- Keep it SIMPLE
- Use neutral or earthy colors
- Minimal embellishments
- Follow a sketch (if needed)
- Use humor or wit
I used this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch for my layout and the one element I love about their sketches is that they are always simple and left to your interpretation. Automatically, this sketch makes my card simple.
I tried to use earthy and neutral colours and also tried to minimize embellishing – but I couldn’t help myself with the gold stars! I love gold right now. Of course, I had to use humour. Check x 5 – I followed my own masculine card rules.
Ever since I had a glimpse of it, I have been so excited to pair up the Ahoy set with an older set(s) to make a pirate card! I know, pirates are so 2012, but c’mon – we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day every year so give me a break!
For my pirate card, I loosely followed my rules. The layout is still simple, but the striped paper makes the card a wee bit busy. I used neutral colours and eep – sequins on a man card?! Yep, they are supposed to be gold, mateys! Humour and wit? Check.
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Big thanks and many hugs to Nicole, Chrissie, all my fellow Design Team members and YOU, Sweet fans. It’s never a goodbye; always a farewell. Keep in touch with me on my blog HERE.