Hi! It’s Savitri here! Do you remember that father’s day is tomorrow? If not you still have one more day to create that special card for that special dad in your life!!
Now, whether or not you have a father’s day card I’d like to host a masculine card challenge. Masculine cards are always hard for me. I am a ribbon and bright colors kind of girl and toning it down for a more macho feel is really tough.
The fabulous part about a manly card, at least to me, is that it’s a great way to go simple. The guys I know are not into layers and layers of details so I always go the keep it simple route.
While I was perusing TDC’s shop I came upon this most perfect set for a manly card (or a scrapbook): Karla Dudley’s No. 1 Dad.
After messing around a bit in Photoshop I came up with this simple design:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Karla’s handwriting. Just so fun! Her simple designs are awesome too for hybrid. I can’t get enough of her stuff!!!
In Photoshop I created an 8.5×11 page, divided it in half with a guide and aligned my design the way I want it to print on paper and after I was done I pushed “Print” (I also remembered to put my kraft paper – this one is from Stampin’ Up! – in the paper tray before I printed… I tend to forget sometimes, he he…). To give the card some dimension I added some buttons (which are all over my craft room) and polished it up also with some stamps (Golf Pro stamp at the top left and Woodgrain Silhouette for the sentiment). I used stamps because I love them and I have a lot of them but you can just skip the stamping and add more digital elements to your card. Just keep in mind that unless you have a printer that has a “bleed” option – where you can print all the way to the edge of the paper – you image will be cut at about 1/4″ from the sides. That’s what happened to my dotted line – my printer cropped it.
Oh, I’ve also been loving using twine on my buttons. I love jute and baker’s twine. They’re the perfect size to go through button holes!
Now it’s your turn! Share your creation and get a chance to win the above kit! Just submit a link to your creation here on the blog by 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, July 2nd and one lucky winner will be randomly selected to win. Good luck!
Other Articles by Savitri Wilder:
- Die-cut machines - Part 2 - September 6th, 2010
- Hybrid Chick Caravan: 1st stop... Taylored Expressions - July 18th, 2010
- Tutorial: Using Gimp for Hybrid Scrapbooking - June 24th, 2010
- Die-cutting machines - Part 1 - April 18th, 2010
- Hybrid Challenge: Shapes and/or Punches - February 21st, 2010