The next card is a regular pyramid card with a masculine focal. I really enjoy using these LaPashe focals.They don't need to be cut out and they have many different varieties. They can be purchased here.
These are easily made for any masculine card needs. You can just change the greeting inside.
The last group of cards were done using stencils for theorem painting. All 3 come from Jean Hansen Publications. Generally, these stencils are used with paint sticks, but I used Adirondack and Distress inks. The wolf and moose are pullout cards, using the tab to "open" the card for the greeting. This is very simple to do; using an A2 card place it with the fold on the bottom cut a second piece of cardstock slightly smaller, decorate both as desired and put the smaller panel inside the card (this piece must be inserted upside down or the greeting will be upside down) aligning with the bottom and right corners and use a brad to put them together. I made small pull tabs from circles to make it easier to open the card.
This is an interesting twist on a traditional card. The stencils are very easy to use and produce "wow" effects. After a little practice (not shown LOL), I can do one of these stencils in about 10 minutes using inks.
The bear was finished the same way. Only this card is a traditional 5x7. I used wood that is sold in sheets for papercrafting. I'm hooked on using this, it makes a wonderful look with various shading, but can also be altered.
That's it for this week. With 5 boys, a husband and 2 grandsons I need to have many different options for masculine cards. I hope these ideas help you as well.
Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day!
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