How to Make Masculine cards with Stamps and Die Cuts

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. 

How to make three easy Masculine cards using stamps and dies

Color Combination 

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

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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

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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

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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. 

Autumn Tutorial BundleIf 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″).

You can check all the details about the Autumn Tutorial Bundle in my PDF Store or HERE

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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How to make thinking of you masculine cards

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!

how to make thinking of you masculine cards

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

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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

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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 

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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! 

 

Learn how to make Masculine cards with the "A Good Man" card classAlso 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  🥰

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How to make Three (encouragement) masculine handmade cards

Have you ever needed a masculine handmade card perfect to encourage that special person? You want to send him a note to let him know that you care and you are there for him, but don’t have the perfect card. Well my friend, you are in the right place, as today I will show you how to make Three Masculine Handmade Cards perfect for encouragement or Get well for the men in your life!    

I particularly struggle with masculine cards as most of the time I love using bright colors and flowers, so I tend not to have them on hand.  Therefore most of the times I need a masculine handmade card, I have to make it for that occasion. So this post and the following 2 or three will help you see how you can make masculine handmade cards for encouragement and get well. 😉

Three masculine handmade cards for encouragement or get well

When I started thinking on masculine cards, I looked at my stamps and designer series paper to see what could go well together, and I thought the Back on your feet stamp set from Stampin’ Up! would go perfectly for men, granted you can also use this stamp for your gals 😁 You can see below the cards. 

how to make masculine cards for encouragement and get well

I paired the Back on your feet stamp set with the Country Club designer series paper a.k.a DSP, this paper pack has one side all about golfing, and the other side has designs that can go well for any occasion, there are patters full of color and other that are more neutral, but all go well for masculine handmade cards, so you can understand why I decided to use them together. 

All these cards were colored using the stampin’ blends which are alcohol markers, but you could also use watercoloring to color these images. Just remember if you are going to use alcohol markers it is important to use the memento ink pad and if you are watercoloring, then you need to use Stazon.  Below you will see the video tutorial where I will show you how to color with the alcohol markers. If you are interested in learning more about how to watercolor in an easy way you can see this post.  

The color combo for these cards

As usual I picked the colors for my cards from the designer series paper. I honestly think this is the easiest way to pick color combinations, if you are ever having trouble with this, just pick a patterned paper that you like and then see which colors you like and then used them in your card. 

This is where Stampin’ Up! makes it super easy, as all their products color coordinate, so if you see a color in the DSP that you like, you know you can get the cardstock, the ink pad and the embellishments in the same colors. This is what I love the most, as this makes the designing process even easier.  You can see another example of how to use your designer series paper for making cars, on that post the cards are about Thinking of you. 

For this cards the color combo is the following:

  • Night of Navy
  • Garden Green 
  • Poppy Parade 
  • Crushed Curry
  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White 

Masculine handmade card #1

how to make masculine cards for encouragement and get well

This card is very simple in the lay out. most of the card front is covered with the designer series paper. 

I stamped the giraffe and colored it with the Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede alcohol markers.  Then matted this piece with Crushed Curry and Garden Green. 

I added the sentiment in a 1 1/2″ circle from Poppy Parade which matched the Ribbon that I added to the card. (see what I mean with the color combination??😉)

 

Masculine Handmade Card #2

how to make masculine cards for encouragement and get well

For this second card, I used again a very simple layout using the So Sentimental Dies.

The turtle was colored using Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam alcohol markers, and Flirty Flamingo for the cheeks. I love adding cheeks to the critters, these always make them look even cuter!  After coloring then I punched the image using 2 1/4″ circle.

The sentiment was embossed with White embossing powder.  Embossing on dark colors cardstock always make the  sentiment pop op even more!

 

Masculine Handmade Card #3

how to make masculine cards for encouragement and get wellFor the last card,  I used again the So Sentimental dies. These are becoming my new favorite dies, I have been using them A LOT lately!!  You can see Three Birthday cards using these dies as well on this post.

I colored the the Sloth with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Smoky Slate. For the banner under this image, I used the tailored tag punch to cut the ends of the Garden Green Strip. This punch makes it so easy to make perfect banners every time.

The sentiment on this card is embossed as well and then die cut using the So sentimental dies. 

 

Video tutorial with step-by-step instructions 

As usual you can watch the video on this section to learn how to make these cards. Please note that this video is for all three cards, and therefore it is a longer video. I show you how to color each of these critters using alcohol markers as well as how to put these handmade cards together. So I would recommend you watch this video when you are winding down from a crazy day and enjoy this video as you would a TV show 😉

The Supply List

I am also including the full supply list below. If you want to get any of these items you can purchase them at my store! It truly helps me when you purchase thru me as it supports my stamping business. I can keep bringing more tutorials and samples to you.  🥰

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How to make a quick and easy maculine card

Hello Friends!! Here is another card featuring the truly tailored stamp set, this whole suite is perfect to make masculine cards perfect for the men in your life!!

The stamp set has a coordinating punch that you can get on a bundle and save 10% on both items, but you can also get them separately. Please know that the punch will still be available with the new catalog, but the stamp set is retiring at the end of May.

You can see below the coordinating designer series paper, this is the Truly Gentleman DSP, it is perfect and the colors are just great for masculine cards as well.

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I got this card design as well from Pinterest, and this was designed by Melissa Stout, I love going on Pinterest to find inspiration!! 


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This card uses mainly designer series paper, I love how well this coordinates, and it is so easy to do this card as you just need to stamp the focal point!! you can duplicate multiples of this card in not time!


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You can see below the video tutorial, where I go over measurements and instructions on how to make this card, I am sure you will enjoy watching this video!! let me know if you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you. 🙂





Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



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How to make a quick and easy card for the men in your life

Hello Friends!!, Here is another card featuring the Truly tailored suite!!,  as I have mentioned in past blog posts, this suite is perfect to create masculine cards perfect for the men in your life!!! 


The stamp set has a coordinating punch, and when you get them as a bundle you save 10% on both items, please note that the punch is not retiring but the stamp set is retiring at the end of May, so don’t let it go, if this is on your wish list!


This suite has the Truly Gentleman designer series paper, and it truly coordinates perfectly with this suite!, I love the colors on this paper pack and it is just so easy to design masculine cards with this pack!! the colors are just great!! there is also a corduroy ribbon in night of navy that coordinates as well perfectly with the whole suite!

This time I used as well the foxy friends and the fox builder punch for this card, I got to say this is not my design, I used Pinterest as my inspiration and I found a card made by Mary Bush, and while this card is not exactly the same as her design, her card was my inspiration for this card.  


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You can see a close up look to the card below.. the bow was fussy cut from the designer series paper.. 


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You can see the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements and instructions on how to make this card, you will see it really is super easy to put together, I am sure you will enjoy watching this tutorial. 





Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



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how to make a quick and easy masculine card

Hello Friends!!, Today I am sharing another card featuring the truly tailored stamp set!! as you have read in my last posts this set is truly perfect to make masculine cards!!, and with Fathers day around the corner, this set surely will need to be on your collection!

This stamp set comes with a coordinating punch on a bundle and when you get them as a bundle you actually save 10% on both items, so it is a good deal to get them together, though you can also purchase them by themselves.. The punch will still be available in the new catalog, however the stamp set is retiring at the end of May!!, so if this is on your wish list, don’t let it go, as once they are gone, they are gone for good!

My card today is as well simple, quick and easy!! I used the Eastern Palace designer series paper, instead of the truly gentleman designer series paper, and I love how it looks.. 

I stamped in dapper denim the sentiment on the coordinating cardstock and punch it out, and then I stamped the same image as well with Cajun craze in very vanilla, so I could fussy cut the little fox, and using a mini dimensional I glued it on top of the dapper denim.. It is the little details that make a card pop up, don’t you agree?
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The card base is tranquil tide (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) and the top layer is very vanilla (4″x 5 1/4″), then I added two strips of the designer series paper, honestly the length doesn’t matter too much as long as one is longer than the other, both are 1″ wide, I stamped the sentiment “today is your day, celebrate in style” in tranquil tide on the very vanilla and then I added the punched out sentiment with dimensionals

masculine cards, truly tailored, birthday cards

Here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget….


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