Saturday, November 14, 2015

I Made a Guy Card!

Let us rejoice, for guy cards are hard.

The color combo was originally inspired by a pin on Pinterest, but since even with my vast ink collection I don't have enough colors, I had to improvise wildly.

This design lends itself to masculine cards. There's busyness in the random stamping on roughly two-thirds of the card, and crisp clean simplicity in the top third. The contrast is delightful and easy on the eye. The copper line dividing the two parts of the card says "guy," as does the no-nonsense, sans serif font of the greeting.

The first family birthday in 2016 is George's nephew, who is a diesel-engine mechanic and definitely the outdoorsy type. One birthday card down, about 30 more to go!

Many thanks for all the supportive comments and emails. We are so lucky to have this wonderful hobby in our lives, connecting us strangers to each other in positive ways, and I so appreciate your kindness. Things will get better...eventually. ;-)

stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey
ink: various pigment inks
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: copper metallic pen, ruler


  1. Love it. I have a hard time not putting bling and shiny stuff on cards so "guy" cards are tough. The copper stripe looks like it might just satisfy the need for shiny stuff. :)

  2. Wonderful brilliant Susan, thank you for all your posts; thank you for sharing your knowledge and for giving us so many inspirational tips. Know that your many fans appreciate all the time and thought and effort that posting entails. Thank you!

  3. This is beautiful! I learn so much from you on a daily basis! I love that there is space between the stamped images -- I always feel like I need to fill all the white space when I'm doing a "collage". I love this so much better!!!

  4. Guy cards ARE hard. And yours is perfection.

  5. A great card for guys. No doubt about it. You did a beautiful job.

  6. Guy cards are hard! I'm loving the colors you chose. Pleasing and definitely guy-friendly!


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