Jen’s challenges are always quite that….a challenge. LOL

Today we have to make a masculine card with non-masculine stamps. I feel like I cheated a little. I did use a flower set, but I used the Fern on Petal Prints….that is easily turned into a masculine card….at least I think so.

I made the card with the Joy fold layout! I love that fold.


I started with watercolor paper. I stamped the saying and the outline fern in Brown Palette ink. Next I spritzed the paper with my water spray bottle and stamped the solid fern in mellow moss. I sponged the edges of my mellow moss piece, stamped fern on the inside in mellow moss and layered my watercolor image on top of it.

The card base is 4 1/4″ x 9″ chocolate chip piece of cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″. On the inside I layered a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of cranberry crisp cardstock. On the card front I added a 3 1/4″ x 4″ piece of patterned paper from the At Home Simply Scrappin’ Kit. I added three brads on the bottom of the main image. I took a square frame piece from the Antique Brass hodgepodge hardware and cut off the tabs with my metal scissor. Then I stamped the Thanks so much and more ferns on a small piece of watercolor paper and glued it with crystal effect into my metal frame. I mounted that on dimensionals and used it to keep the card closed. You will have to bend the bottom edge of the main image a bit to open the card fully.

If you don’t know this card fold yet, click on more to see the inside and understand the fold better.



Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

18 Responses to “Limited supply challenge – Masculine cards”

  1. This is so awesome! I hadn’t seen this yet. I think your card is so very lovely (as always!) Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

  2. WOW, I LOVE the masculinity of this card because it is definitely NOT boring!! With Father’s Day coming we need some really good examples, just like this one. Thanks for sharing the layout with us…I MUST, MUST, MUST try this.

  3. Before I bought this set, I admired this particular stamp and knew it would be great for masculine cards. It was my favorite stamp in the set and I do use it a lot more than I thought I would, You did a great job.I need to make this card layout. Thanks for the insight and have a great weekend.

  4. Wow! What a great card! Very nice!

  5. Great job on the joy-fold card….and thanks for all the measurements! Very nice!

  6. Oh My, it is gorgeous~I mean, masculine~LOL It came out perfect!

  7. Love the card, great colors for a manly card! I have to try that fold, I like to try different folds when making cards. TFS!

  8. Awesome card & layout! That layout may be perfect for a swap I have to do next month!

  9. What a lovely masculine card, Beate!!! I’d say you met the challenge head on!!!!! It is fabulous!!! 😉

  10. Beate, I really like it! It is hard for me to envision masculine cards because we do so many that just aren’t so I really enjoyed seeing this one! *HUGS* Alex

  11. Another GORGEOUS card! Love the colors and everything!

  12. Love the card – I can’t image how you consistently come up with such great designs.

    I’d like to case the card for my masculine stamp camp in May.


  13. Honey, wow, it’s so gorgeous, all those stripes and masculine colors, my husband would love it.

  14. Hi Beate darling 🙂 this is sooo Funny Cause I just found a bunch of pre cut pages of this same simply scappin kit and said to my self I have to to get busy and make something with all them new found goodies ( OH what great things we find when we clean up our stampin area huh? ) thanks for the Great card idea GF .. Now I must get to stampin
    Dawn Griffith

  15. WOW this is great! i love it!

  16. I love this card. It is very unique. Thanks for sharing with us.

  17. Wow! This is a stunning card! Gorgeous!! I love the use of the patterned paper!

  18. This is gorgeous Beate! Love the clean lines, and warm colors!

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