Monday, January 31, 2011

If Your Man "Doesn't Do Pink"

If it's a challenge to come up with a Valentine for your man who balks at pastel colors, I'm here to lend a little inspiration! My husband isn't afraid to wear an apron in the kitchen (he was grateful when I finally gave him a masculine version that reads "I TURN GRILLS ON") but he has a strange aversion to the color pink. And since women are more likely to be making cards and gifts for their husbands/boyfriends, we should show some respect for those men who enjoy receiving a hand-stamped valentine, but want to retain their man-card.

Here's a Not-Quite-Navy Explosion Card that we created at my Stamp Club last week:

 All you need to do is add some photos or a message of love inside:

And here is a Tuxedo-Ready version using the new "Lots of Love" letterpress plate and Glimmer Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog:
One thing I love about the Glimmer paper is that NO SPARKLES rub off onto your fingers, clothes or face...but if you need it on your face, you can always use Dazzling Diamonds glitter :)

Don't forget to register for the Valentine's Stamp Camp by Monday, February 7th!


ArtisticInkspirations said...

What a cool card for a guy!! Love it!!

ShellBell said...

These are awesome man cards lol. Although, I showed Shane the one we made at the club, just to see what he thought, and he thinks that is hot pink. Oh well. I'll find someone else to appreciate it.
I love that second one though.

Ginger Farnsworth said...

The fold out card in the middle is terrific - borrowing the idea for my man! Thanks for sharing...