Masculine Valentine cards are difficult to find. Since I make cards, I knew I needed to make my husband a card. A purchased card would just never do. Speaking of “would”, one of my husbands hobbies is “wood” working. I knew that I wanted his card to reflect his hobby.
The colors for the card are Night of Navy and several of the neutral colors (Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso). The neutral tones seemed appropriate for a masculine card and reminiscent of wood variations. The combination of navy with the browns was a great start for a masculine Valentine card.
I only have one Stampin’ Up! stamp set that is dedicated to woodworking. The Vintage Tools set is just perfect for woodworkers. I’ve used it several times already. My favorite card with that set is an interactive card that I made for his birthday last year. You can see that one here.
While I wasn’t able to sleep one night, I began designing his card. I thought of a cute Rebus type puzzle using two of the stamps from the Vintage Tool set. So, I designed the card around that idea.
The tool stamps ended up being bigger than I remembered. So, I made a two page spread for the card. I’ve never done that before. But I think it worked. Can you figure out what the sentence says? Thankfully, my husband figured it out immediately. Made my day. And it made all the hours I spent creating his card worth it.
If you are wondering about the Nuts and Bolts. Well, I didn’t have any stamps for that. I tried to figure out how to use the hexagon dies but gave up and decided it would be easier to just draw some. I didn’t spend much time on them since it was Valentine’s Day when I was finishing the card. But, my quick sketch worked because, he knew what they were when he saw the card. So, close enough.
It took lots of dies, stamps, sponge daubers, papers, and blending brushes to complete his card. In the end, I was really pleased with it. Having a large stash of Stampin’ Up! products to design with can really come in handy!
Hope you enjoyed this masculine Valentine card. Maybe you’ll be inspired to create a one of a kind card for someone special in your life. Leave a comment and let me know your favorite part of this woodworking card.