Masculine cards are a challenge for most card-makers. It feels like we can’t use the majority of our adorable stamps, pretty papers and glittery sparkle – especially when we want to make a classy card that a man wouldn’t mind displaying. So, what’s a creative crafter to do? Dig deep into our supply stash, pull out some neutrals and grab one of the Kody stamps from Some Odd Girl!
If there’s one thing I love about the Odd store, it’s that it features such a large selection of masculine characters. From practical handyman to mystical merman, Kody plays a lot of roles that are perfect for the men in your life. But the signature Oddie style means you don’t have to veer entirely from whimsical and cute in your design. You can still enjoy coloring and playing around with layers and design.
For my card, I started by printing out and coloring Handyman Kody with Copics. I used more muted colors than I usually do, as I didn’t want him to be too bright against the card. After the coloring was done, I fussy-cut him out with a pair of sharp scissors. I used a brush marker around the edges to make the cutting look a little better.
I found a couple of perfect guy papers in my stash- a simple subtle pinstripe paper that matched Kody’s shirt and a foiled metal garage floor pattern. I added them to a neutral kraft card base, then sprinkled a few enamel dots for just a bit more interest. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Steampunk Kaylee clear stamp set. And there you have it!
Do you have any tips and tricks for making masculine cards easier and more fun? Let us know below or in the Oddie Facebook community!