PleaeHave you been wondering how to make thinking of you masculine cards? Especially now, during this time when we cannot go out and see our loved ones? this is why, today I am showing you how to make three cards that are perfect to send to the men in your life! So let’s get started!
How to make Thinking of you Masculine Cards
The cards I am showcasing today were made with the “A good man” stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. the images on this set are great for men, especially for dads!
Because the stamps are line images, it makes them perfect to color them, and this time I decided to watercolor them, so I can share a few tips with you about watercoloring. You can see the cards below!
The designer series paper a.k.a. patterned paper, I used, is that Country club from the mini catalog. This is the one that has the the golf images on one side and plaid or diamonds on the other side. Definitely this is a great patterned paper for men!
I also used some past cards as inspiration, even though these were not masculine cards. I love that I can take an old design and then adapt it with any other suite or them that I need, like in this case.
As usual I took the colors included in the designer series paper to come up with the color combo!
The color combo
All three cards have the same color combo
- Night of Navy
- Balmy Blue
- Smoky Slate
- Basic Grey
- Whisper White
Details on these cards and Sketches
Below you will see the sketches I follow for these cards, as well as some details. Please note that after this section you will see the video tutorial where you can see how to make these cards step-by-step.
Masculine card #1
For the first card, I did not use designer series paper (DSP), but I added a 3D embossing to the grey background, which is the same that coordinates with the country club DSP. This added a really nice texture to the card and kept it very masculine. The sentiments on all cards did not come from the A good man stamp set, mainly because I wanted them to be “thinking of you” cards. This sentiment came from the Beautiful moments stamp set, which is another great set that you can use for watercoloring!.
Speaking of watercolor, for this image I use smoky slate for the dad’s pants, Balmy Blue for the girl’s pants, Night of Navy for the dad’s shirt, Soft Suede for the Hair, Petal Pink for the skin, and Pool Party for the sky. TIP – Remember that for watercolor you need to use Watercolor paper and Stazon to stamp the images.
I show step by step how to watercolor on the video tutorial below! you will see it is super easy and I know you will want to give it a try!! And if you want to learn more about watercoloring please see this post where I show you how to watercolor the girl on the Beautiful moments stamp set!
Masculine card #2
For the second card, I colored the image exactly the same, I just changed the layout of the card. On the video you will see the card that inspired this card. I also stamped the sentiment directly on the card base. TIP – I recommend you use the stamparatus to do so, as the colored cardstock is not very smooth and sometimes you don’t get a crisp image, therefore using the stamparatus will help you to re-stamp if needed.
The sentiment on this card is from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set, this is geared for women, however you can see how the sentiments on this set can well be used for men.
Masculine card #3
For this final card I used a different image, this time the one with the little boy. I colored it following the same colors as the previous, but I colored the boy’s pants with Smoky Slate, and his shirt with Balmy Blue.
The layout is super simple, and same as with the last one you can see in the video the card that I used as inspiration.
The sentiment on this card came from two sets, the Rooted in Nature and the Beautiful Moments!
Also I have a card class that features the “A Good Man” stamp set.
If you liked these cards, make sure you check this card class out. Please Note that the cards on this class uses the images without water coloring, however now that you see how to watercolor them, you can easily make the change!. I know you will love the cards!
This class includes video tutorials for 6 different cards using the same stamp set featured in this post. I know you will love all the projects!
The Video Tutorial
As promised, here is the video tutorial to show you how to make these thinking of you masculine cards. I know you will love how to make them. Please note that because I show you how to make all three cards, this tutorial is a bit long.. so please watch it when you have time and not when you are rushing.. 😉
The Supply List
And here is the supply list for all the items I used to make these cards. You can click on the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase these items. When you purchase Stampin’ Up! products thru me, you support my stamping business, which helps me to keep bringing more ideas to you on a weekly basis 🥰