Man Card with Suspenders & Bow Tie
Man cards are always so hard to make, but with Stampin’ Up!’s Handsomely Suited bundle, you can make lots of masculine cards and more.
Included in the Suit & Tie collection of dies are dies that make the shirt collar, the suspenders, the clips for the suspenders, the buttons, ties, pockets, and more. I love how all of the elements work together to make a fun masculine card.
The paper that I used on this card is also part of the same masculine suite of products from Stampin’ Up! It is the Well Suited Designer Series Paper and it has plaids, like on this card. And the package of Designer Series Paper also includes some stripes, polka dots, paisley and more.
I find that often it is the colours that make a masculine card work. The Well Suited Designer Series Paper includes Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, and Smoky Slate. All of these colours work well for a masculine card.
On this card, I only added some Basic White cardstock for the buttons and some Silver Foil paper for the metal on the suspenders. When I cut out the strip for the suspenders, I carefully lined up the dies on the Designer Paper so that the little diamonds in the pattern were in the middle of the strip. And then I cut the bow tie from the same matching Designer Series Paper. How cute is that??
A card like this could be great for all sorts of masculine occasions including birthday cards, thank you cards. I think a card like this would be cute as a retirement card as well. Or it would be a perfect card for your favourite man teacher!
One tip that I have for this this type of card, with many little pieces, is to use a liquid glue to position the elements. That way if you don’t quite get the pieces straight, then you have a little bit of time to wiggle them into place before the glue dries. You can see the glue I used and all of the supplies below, at the end of this post.