Hi there, I have a question for you and I suspect I know the answer! How easy do you find it to make handmade cards for men?
Reading around other peoples blogs and social media, there are lots of people who really struggle and sometime dread making cards for men…and I don’t think they fully understand why. Crafters of all styles and abilities who post beautiful and stunning work regularly, all say the same and find they get a creative block….weird isn’t it. Maybe they have lots of flowery or feminine inspired and coloured stash..who knows.
I wonder what it is that causes so many to have a creative block when it comes to creating a card for the guys. Personally I don’t mind too much, and I think a lot of my designs and creations lend can have a masculine feel (even if it means changing colour)
In this blog post today, I wanted to share with you my latest make (below) as I prepare for our upcoming Imagine Design Create shows on HOCHANDA (February 10th, 10am & 2pm) .
What I also wanted to do, is to give you a few more ideas and designs for guys cards here, and put together a list of ideas you can perhaps work through to kickstart your creativity if you are still finding mens cards awkward.
All the cards here, I have made with stamps and inks…but if thats not your thing look for pattern papers as backgrounds, similar pre made embellishments, and of course you can alter the colours to suit.
Handmade cards for men
I have handmade all of these cards, using my own stamp designs created exclusively for a new start up brand Imagine Design Create Ltd. All cards are available to view on Pinterest also and I’m happy for you to view them as inspiration-take the ideas and concepts to kick start your own projects.
Ideas to get you started with handmade mens cards
- create interesting backgrounds / paper as a canvas
- use the sentiment / interesting fonts as the main focal point
- use geometric shapes to create your own backgrounds
- use geometric shapes as the main focus
- use bright shades of masculine colours when using traditional images (see sports cards below)
- repeat stamp an image in a 3 way colour palette
- choose zodiac signs as a theme
- use your patterned paper in interesting folds
I hope you’ve found this post useful today, and If you have been inspired to create by any of my cards do tag me in so I can see what you’re making. Similarly if you have any questions about anything if made, or the about the stamps i’ve used then do please ask.
Until next time,