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Mad for Masculine Cards

Stampin up circle circus masculine card

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I needed a masculine card for my brother-in-law and was inspired by the design in a home interiors catalog (below).  It immediately triggered images of Circle Circus, the foundation (along with Stampin' Up!'s Circle Punches) for the card. Need more "manly" ideas?  Check out my Masculine Card Gallery!

Stampin up circle circus inspiration

  • Stampin up circle circus close up Old Olive, Basic Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White are clean and crisp when combined for this masculine card.
  • You can't go wrong with simple shapes and minimal accents.  Three Silver Brads are all the hardware needed to add a little jazz.
  • I had a delightful time layering and punching the Circle Circus images with different sized Circle Punches.
  • Stampin' Dimensionals add a touch of 3-D and enhance the geometry.
  • Card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

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Stamp Set:  Circle Circus (115778), All Holidays (114916)
Paper:  Old Olive (100702), Basic Gray (108692), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" (104403), 1" (109046) Circle Punches
The Perfect Touch:  Silver Brads (104336), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

25 thoughts on “Mad for Masculine Cards”

  1. Great card as usual Mary! I love the clean crisp look that you always capture. Colours are very manly and nice to see the circle circus being used this way. It isn’t an easy set to make the most of, well I find that anyway. So great work and thanks for some inspiration.

  2. Love the card, Mary. Isn’t it fun to transfer interior design elements to a 4 1/4″ x % 1/2″ canvas! And of course I love the monochromatic theme.

  3. Fantastic card! You know how much I love Circle Circus and that inspiration photo is just terrific! As always, terrific job!

  4. Great masculine colors! I’ve got to start subscribing to the right magazines and catalogs! LOL Wonderful job as always!

    Frankly, there’s no need to subscribe. Most of my inspiration pages are from Crate and Barrel, CB2, West Elm and Garnet Hill (clothing). All are catalogs that you can call or email and get free! Hugs, Mary

  5. awesome card and great inspiration, too, Mary! You hit it out of the park yet again. 🙂



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