Masculine One Layer Card


Masculine cards and one layer cards (OLC) seem to be what you all want to see.  Both are a struggle for a lot of stampers, so I hope you like what I've made for you today.  A OLC can be completely flat or it can have some added die cuts, like I've done above, it just can not have any other panels. 

Tips for creating a OLC:
  • Stenciling is a great way to add texture and interest to the base of a OLC, as well as a way to ground your images.  
  • Rather than adding strips of patterned paper or cardstock to your card, use border stamps.

Tips for creating masculine cards:
  • Graphic patterns are always a hit with the gents.  
  • Use various shades of the same color.  
  • A little glitter is OK!  We love glitter and want to use it on masculine cards and we should!  Shimmer card stock for stars is perfectly acceptable on masculine cards.  

I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge to jump start my design.


If there is anything you ever want to see on my blog, just leave me a comment below. 

**All supplies are from the Stamp of Approval Young at Heart Collection.  Get on the wait list so you will be notified when the next collection becomes available.



14 comments:

Marianne said...

Love this, Maureen! Thanks also for the tips.
I have only just started to use the stamp sets and dies from my SOA box. It's so hard to decide which stamps to use first...

Lynn said...

I LOVE this. Fabulous guy card Maureen.

Leigh Penner said...

I love the stencilling you did n the background, Maureen! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this, Mo!!! Great guy card!!!

Wendy said...

A beautiful one layer card. Just wonderfully designed and executed.

Shirley said...

LOVE your card. Great inspiration - thank you!

Chris said...

Great Card! Love it!

Chris said...

Great Card! Love it!

Shelly said...

Oooh, LOVE this!!

Michellew said...

Thanks Maureen, I'm def CASING this one!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch! Love that wonky cake!

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous card! I love your colour choice!

I Card Everyone said...

You had me at that wonky layered cake, Maureen!
=]

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the colours, the layering of images, and that dotty background! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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