Strong Visual Man Cards and a freebie

I like to keep a stack of man cards on hand For Steve and I to send.  
The men need encouragement too!   
When I make man cards I keep in mind the things that Steve tells me that he likes: clear text, he does not like a flowery script. Strong line images, less pattern.  In other words bold simple cards.  On occasion, I do use botanicals but I make sure they are in masculine color palettes- deep rich color and lots of distressing.
Another thing I keep in mind; how the paper feels in hand, it has to be a really good heavy quality paper.  If the card has little or no embellishing, it needs to have weight and texture.  here are a few cards I have made this week for men:




Doing them in batches is also helpful:


I have printed these card on Neenah Ivory#110 and used the 110# as a base.  Wonderful with the ink jet printer or traditional rubber stamping. 
Holding it all together, Is the Best Glue Ever.  The more I use  Best Glue Ever, the more I love it; it holds every in place without any distortion!

He is a freebie for your Man cards:
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!
Ginny M


Comments

Beebeebabs said…
Wow your cards are absolutely beautiful great job as always!!!
Shelly Schmidt said…
I am thinking you have mastered all of your hubby's pre-req's for men's cards! I love the simplicity of all of them!
Maxine D said…
What stunning cards Ginny - love them, so bold and striking.
Thank you for the word art
Blessings
Maxine