What is your favorite card size? Standard A2? A7? Shaped cards?
Normally I like to make A2 cards because of a couple of reasons. First, I can maximize my cardstocks. Second, they tend to be the standards for tutorials, challenges and so forth. Finally, for those cards that I am donating to OWH, they require cards to be in A2 size. So A2 has been my standard size.
However, when I am asked to make a card for a special occasion, for instance if my co-worker asks me to make a card big enough for many people to sign, I will make it an A7 size. I'm sharing one of those today:
The sketch from the card comes from Just Us Girls except that I have substituted the oval with a tag.
Whenever it comes to a manly card I just have to struggle with a lot of things. I guess many of my supplies are girly so making a masculine card is challenging to begin with. A manly card tends to have few embellishments. The only non-paper embellishment is the black hemp on the tag. Without embellishments, it is quick tricky to make a card, a manly card, interesting. So I opted to use different fonts. "Dad" was cut with Art Philosophy. I welded the three letters and made sure it is wider than the tag. Having it hanging off the edge does make it pop some more. Then I used Artbooking cartridge to cut "BIRTHDAY". Finally I stamped each letter of "HAPPY" and cut it out.
Colors? No pink or yellow for sure. I've used the patterned paper from Dakota for the background, which is a nice wood grain pattern on Whisper. Then I have a horizontal panel in Slate and the words in Barn Red. The pattern on the tag? It is in Whisper again - bright enough to be seen but subtle enough to serve as a background.
My card is entering the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Birthday card
Cards for men - Tag it
Color My Heart - Slate, Whisper & your choice
Sister Act card challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers challenge - Anything Goes
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