Stamping Question #234: How to Stamp for a Guy?

I have no idea what happened to questions 1 through 233, but maybe they’ll come up sometime in future posts 😉 In the meantime, let’s tackle question #234… how to make a masculine card using your Stampin’ Up! supplies.

It can be tricky… we’re used to ribbons, glitter, hearts & flowers, etc., and a card just looks ‘naked’ without those fancy embellishments.


Here are a few tips for making a card without the ‘girlfriend glitz’, plus a sample for using the tips:

  1. Play up the texture: try a no-frills background, like this one using the Big Shot Texturz Plates
  2. Go for a geometric motif: think squares or circles and repeating patterns, like the grid layout here, or the circle motif repeated in the background and the dots on the cakes.
  3. Use a non-glam embellishment: think buttons, brads or in this case, lots of Stampin’ Dimensionals (and Crystal Effects in the sample down below)
  4. Pick guy colors: open up a store ad from the Sunday paper and see what colors the boys are wearing–you can bet it won’t be pinks and purples. These colors are all from the 2009-2010 In Color set, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango and Soft Suede.

So there you have it, a great guy card, and not a ribbon or flower or heart in site! The On A Pedestal stamp set could be pretty girl-y if you let it, but take some of those tips into consideration and you can pass the set off for any man on your card list!




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Stamps: On A Pedestal (115814)
Inks: In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
Paper: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds Texturz Plates, 1-3/8″ Square Punch, Stampin Dimensionals


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