Manly cards – collage

My Frou-Frou-Ribbon card got me started playing with collage, and when I edited out the ribbon and switched up the colors a bit I thought it was a worthy Man-Card:

Manly Time

  • Sense of Time and Charming stamp sets
  • Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point and Garden Green card stock
  • Garden Green Patterns Designer Series Paper
  • Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point and Garden Green Classic ink pads
  • Square Punch (just about any one will do, I used 1 1/4 inch)
  • Mini Library Clips

I’m not quite certain that a stamp set named “Charming” belongs on a Manly card, but I guess we’ll just have to imagine that the name refers to the Prince.  The images from the Bliss set didn’t have the right look.

Let me tell  you a secret about cutting out that clock face.  I didn’t want to struggle with lining up a die cut, or even with the Circle Scissors Plus, so I just cut it out free hand.  I did a decent but not fabulous job, because I had a plan:  I was going to distress the edges.  It’s a sneaky little trick, but it hides every imperfection and adds texture to boot.

The pennant edge is really simple – just cut your cardstock to the width you want, stamp your sentiment, and use a corner of the square punch to create a perfect little pair of points.

So…masculine colors, no ribbon, rough edges and a pair of easy techniques…surely it’s a Man Card.

2 thoughts on “Manly cards – collage

  1. I have a birthday card to send early in May. This card is perfect: no big bow, no brads and a perfect sentiment.

    Thanks – from the South West New Mexico


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