Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial

Authentique Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have an Authentique Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial to share with you.  Many of you have told me that masculine cards are your biggest challenge.  Since you all enjoyed the Prima Autumn Sunset Card Stack Throwback Thursday so much last month, I thought I would follow a similar format today.

Masculine Cards Tips and Tricks

Rugged Masculine Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Each top fold card in the stack measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ .  The card base is a light beige that goes well with the Rugged color palette.  Here are some of my favorite masculine card making tips:

  • First, think about the color palette.  It’s always a good idea to work with colors that you might find in a men’s suit department.

Keep ribbon and trims simple.  Some of these cards use a little ribbon while others do not.

Manly themes like sports and cars are easy choices for masculine cards. Timepieces, travel and vintage images work well, too.

Don’t forget to dig into any stickers that came with a collection.  This is a quick and easy way to add layers of interest to a card design.

Amp up the masculine vibe with wood or metal embellishments.  You can use chipboard, too, of course.  Just finish it with a metallic or faux wood paint or embossing powder.

Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this stack of cards came together, please enjoy this simple tutorial on YouTube.

There is not a supply list for today’s post, as all the products are retired.  But I encourage you to dig through your stash of masculine papers and embellishments to see what you already have on hand.

Do you have any themes or ideas that you’d like to see in upcoming Throwback Thursdays?  If so, please let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial

  1. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what wonderful “guy” cards you have created! I love the brown and blue color combinations in this paper collection and the vintage masculine images! Wish I had more men in my life to make cards for. LOL Thank you for sharing and for the great video. Loving your throwback Thursdays so much! Hugs!

  2. Helen Budz

    What a wonderful video, Kathy. Have some unused pieces from this paper set so these cards give me so great ideas for using up the “scraps”. These card designs will be so useful for a variety of card projects–this video will be one to view over and over when I need some inspiration. tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  3. MaryH

    Wow, you knocked my socks off. So much more than I anticipated and you made it seem so easy. Love that dark blue and white! All are spectacular and I am going to look at my stash to see what I can do. Thanks for the inspiration (and just in time). You never fail to have so many options and tips, which is why I LOVE THROWBACK THURSDAYS❣️

  4. Susan Steele

    Geee Kathy …I luv these Rugged Masculine cards! And I too struggle with making my guys’ cards …but you make it look so easy! Thanks so much for the tutorial and all the inspiration! Luved doing the Autumn card set last month …can’t hardly wait to dig into my stash and figure out some guy card papers and guy bling! Lol! Just kidding …Thank you so much for sharing this Throwback Thursday idea! Hmmmm …next time …maybe a whole day with you in your crafty corner!!! I’d luv that! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Donna Lynn

    Greetings Kathy; Thank you for posting your Rugged Masculine Card Stack. Like many I have made some masculine cards but never approached it the way you do. Thus I haven’t made that many. So thank you again for your novel ideas. It is very much appreciated.

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