Friday, 17 January 2014

Magnificent Maple Masculine Card

So many people tell me that they find Masculine Cards challenging. I think in fact they are pretty easy if you get a couple of basic elements right.  The first is colour - probably that is fairly obvious.. although you can probably choose more bright colours than you think.. its just a case of mixing them right.  There are actually lots of stamps that lend themselves to "Man-cards".. and Stampin'Up have lots of Designer Series Papers that lend themselves to man-ish themes as well.  The second element is texture... I believe that texture goes a long way on a male card.. even in small amounts. The card above has a textured background (the woodgrain) and that makes it work well for guys.

So today I am working with the "Magnificent Maple" stamp.. this features in our current Holiday catalogue.. and you know what that means right?  Yep, this stamp, and all the other beautiful items in the current catalogue will be retiring at the end of the month. Of course, we expect that some items will show up again in the next Annual Catalogue (due out in July 2014) but we have not way of telling which ones will return. So my advice is, if there is something that you truly love in the current Holiday catalogue, get it before its gone. Because you might be disappointed otherwise.  I've long since stopped predicting which things will return, and which will go... because Im so often dead wrong!

If you don't have one, and you need to see the Holiday catalogue again, please click HERE to be taken to the online version.... its an online flip book, so takes slightly longer to load than a normal page.

I'll be featuring some Masculine projects in an upcoming class, so stay tuned for that.

Once again, you can pre-order your upcoming new catalogues now.. completely free. If you want a catalogue pack, please contact me by clicking HERE.  And everything you see on this card is available for purchase.. so use the "Shop Now" button to do your shopping online :-)

Have fun! Back soon :-)

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