Finding images to go onto cards for males can be a challenge - and then even when you find a great image, putting it with the masculine colours and textures can take us outside our comfort zone. It's SO easy to make cards to suit women when there are so many more choices of products!
When I was asked to create a 21st Birthday Card for a friends much loved grandson, I was pleased to hear he likes "old things", old leather bags, box Brownies, vintagey, antiquey things!
Out comes the trusty Stampin' Up! stamp set Traveler along with From Land to Sea (he likes lighthouses too!) and I decided on a collage style card in a slightly larger size than our standard A6.
First I stamped each of the images and added a swathe of colour using the paint brush swipe images from Work Of Art stamp set.
Then I added a bit of extra colour using Blender Pens and Ink pads and layered each piece onto Basic Black.
I then just played around with how they best fit onto the card front, rearranging them a couple of times until I was happy with it, added the number 21 in gold glimmer paper and some scraps of various Designer Series papers behind, and stuck them all down.
Something this special also needs to have the inside decorated, but I also had to aware of leaving enough room for Grandma to write a special birthday message.
By all accounts, she was very, very happy that she asked me to create this special card and the young man loved it. How nice is that to have been a part of his 21st birthday celebrations and helping to create special memories for them both.