On today’s post I want to share with you an easy way to make masculine cards with stamps and die cuts. I feel like more often than not, I need masculine cards. So when I saw the stamp set Loyal Leaves, I got super excited as I knew this would be a great set for masculine cards..
At the same time, I thought this stamp set would be gorgeous if paired with the Love of Leaves bundle. And in specific with the die set, as it has the large leaves that you can add as embellishments.
Having stand along die cuts, like these leaves, is awesome as you can make your own embellishments. Therefore these will coordinate perfectly with any of your projects! You can see below how these leaves add the perfect touch to these masculine cards.
For these masculine cards I wanted to use a nature’s look focusing on the wood pattern from the designer series paper, so I went with browns and the metallic brushed card stock.
Masculine Cards using stamps and die cuts
Sketches and Details
A quick tip when making these masculine cards with stamps and dies is to have the die cuts ready, I actually die cut several of them in the colors I thought would go well, so in my case this was int eh metallic brushed card stock as well as the early espresso.
This always helps to have a visual as you are putting the card together as you can be switching the leaves and see which one you like the best before gluing it onto the card.
If you have extra leaves at the end, no worries, you can save them in a baggie and used them in a future project. 😉
Masculine Card #1
As usual I used sketches to come up with the card ideas. I always recommend using sketches as these really helps in coming up with card ideas. You can so many variations to a sketch, that you can have an endless list of card designs at your fingertips.
Believe me, give it a try and you will see how your creativity flows.
In fact last week we had a challenge on my FB Group and from one simple sketch we made 16 cards!! all looking great and unique!! it was such a great challenge to teach others how to kick-start their creativity! So definitely give it a try to sketches!
For this card, I wanted to add a partial stamping to the background of the card, and then a simple sentiment. you can see that then I just embellish the card using the leaves and then a few of the gilded gems.
Masculine Card #2
On this second card I wanted to make a full stamped background. I used the largest leave from the Loyal Leaves stamp set and then stamped it with Soft Suede.
The tip here is that you need to stamp in three different tones of the same color, and the way you can achieve that is by stamping off on a separate paper and then onto the whisper white card stock, that way you get different tones of the same color. By doing this you will add depth to your background which makes it look even prettier.
You can watch the video tutorial below to see exactly how to get this look when stamping.
Masculine Card #3
Finally for this masculine card I wanted to get a simpler look and so the background of the cards is a piece of designer series paper without any stamping. and on the focal point I added the leaves.
To add more interest to the card, I stamped the sentiment onto the smaller circle and then added a banner under it. And similar to the last two cards, I added three gilded gems as embellishments.
If you liked the cards using these stamp sets then you might want to check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle!
This tutorial bundle includes 82 tutorials using all the Fall stamp sets available in the mini catalog currently available! so If you like fall cards you will then love this tutorial!
Compared to my other tutorials, The Autumn Tutorial Bundle is one where all tutorials include written instructions and it comes with both measurements in metric system and imperial system, so that if you are abroad and are interested, it is easier to make these cards.
Additionally, the measurements in the metric system takes into consideration the A4 cardstock size (8.25″ x 11.75″) and the measuments in the imperial system is for US letter size cardstock (8.5″ x 11″).
The Video Tutorial
And as mentioned above, if you want to see how to make these cards step by step you can watch the video tutorial below.
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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