Hello! It’s Jill from Jill Cameron Creations!  Today I am sharing with you some super easy masculine cards for any occasion using the January kit from The Hedgehog Hollow.  I struggle with cards for guys.  Geometric patterns are great for masculine cards.  I used the Given Direction stamp set included in this month’s kit.  One thing that I love about this stamp set is the large and small version of each stamp.  That makes creating patterns easy.

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The first card I created a slimline card with lots of white space.  The card panel measures 9 1/2″ x 4″ and the card base measures 9 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.  I created a pattern at either end of the panel by stamping in Versamark ink and heat embossing in black embossing powder.  Then I centered a die-cut word sentiment from a Pink & Main to finish the card.  I added more depth to this card by mounting the white panel on a dark grey card base and added a spot of color in the stamped portion of the sentiment.

I mentioned my blog post about white space in the video; here’s the link to that post.

Even though my next card is done in pinks, it’s still a masculine card for any occasion.  Just change the colors.  I honestly had to use some pink or purples in at least one card. Hahaha!  I used the Gina K Design Wreath Builder to create a beautiful round pattern.  I added one of the tiny diamond shapes from the stamp set too.  I wanted this card to be very simple as well, so I just stamped the sentiment directly in the middle of the image in black so it would stand out from the pink.

For this card, I popped up the stamped panel using foam tape and matted the card with coordinating pink cardstock.  The stamped panel measures 4″ x 4″.  The card base is on Desert Storm cardstock and measures 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

The third card is bold!  I did this one in black and white, but you can use any combination of colors.  The secret to stamping a background pattern like this is to start in the middle of the panel.  I did not measure anything for this background.  I just eyeballed it.  One this to remember when you are heat embossing with bold colors like this is to use plenty of antistatic powder tool.  I used the smaller version of the directional start stamp to fill around the card.  You can take this pattern a step further by adding the diamonds.

I wanted the center star to stay prominent on the card front, so I centered the sentiment towards the bottom of the card instead of the actual center.   I did add a bit of sparkle to this card using some silver glitter paper.

My final card is just fun, and it’s a RAINBOW!!!  Who doesn’t love a rainbow?!  When I saw the starburst stamp in the set, I instantly thought of fireworks.  I used Distress Oxide ink to create bold multicolored stars across the top left of the card panel.

Then I stamped a moon from the Just a Phase set and fussy cut it out.  I popped it up on some foam tape.  If you watched the video, you saw that I messed up the sentiment when I stamped it directly on the panel.  I fixed it by stamping the sentiment on dark cardstock that coordinates with one of the colors in the stamped images.  I did pick purple because it’s my favorite color.

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