Vintage Camera Male Birthday Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Vintage Camera = Male Birthday Card!

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

One of the things I like about camera icons is that they can be really great for male projects. That’s obviously not the only thing they can be used on, but when I see a vintage brown / black camera image I immediately file it away for when I’m stuck for a male card!

Vintage Camera Male Birthday Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

This vintage camera was from a sheet of Webster’s pages Dream In Color paper. I cut it down and added it and some triangle paper onto a piece of woodgrain paper, then stuck it all onto a square card:

Vintage Camera Male Birthday Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

I stamped the sentiment with grey and black inks, then found some ribbon which matched the colours of the camera:

Vintage Camera Male Birthday Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

And finished it off with a couple of wood veneer stars and chevrons:

Vintage Camera Male Birthday Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Wood works great for male cards too, don’t you think?!

Be Inspired:

Use a vintage or black or brown camera on your next project

Use some chevrons to point to the center of your project

Put some triangle patterned paper along the base of a card or layout

Do you find it difficult to make male cards or is that just me?!

I’ll see you again in an hour,

Jennifer x

  • A very good idea! I made a mans birthday card yesterday, and they are a bit harder to plan out and execute!

    May 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm
  • that camera image is fabulous …need a stamp like that!

    May 17, 2015 at 10:40 pm
  • Linda Reilly

    i find cards hard i much prefer scrapbooking xx

    May 17, 2015 at 10:45 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Not good with male cards!!! Why are they so hard?????????? Love this camera idea though!!

    May 17, 2015 at 11:38 pm
  • Fabulous idea….man cards are SOOO hard to do!!! Might get rid of all those little wooden cameras I’ve collected using this idea. Thank you!!

    May 18, 2015 at 12:12 am
  • Oh yeah!!! I agree – I struggle with male cards… but look at this!!! What a great idea!
    Love your card – its perfectly masculine! I’ll store this idea away!

    May 18, 2015 at 1:01 am
  • Great idea for a male card….they do seem to be harder!

    May 18, 2015 at 2:31 am
  • Sharon

    I love the camera, I use lots of my layouts of my two boys..

    May 18, 2015 at 9:24 am
  • jengd

    Great card! I love using the image from a paper. I’ve seen it and thought about it but haven’t done it yet… need to get on that!

    May 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm
  • Emily

    I always have a hard time making male cards. I love the card that you made.

    May 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm
  • yes i find male card harder to do. There’s never as much inspiration for them. Now i’ve seen this one i’ll be hooking out any camera images i have x

    May 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm
  • I agree with you, i love the sepia tones, and really enjoy making cards for men.

    May 19, 2015 at 12:18 am
  • It certainly does work great….I always find male cards difficult….so this idea needs filing away.

    May 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm
  • Great idea for a male card with the camera & arrows. I have a chevron border punch that works great for male cards & layouts.

    May 19, 2015 at 3:08 pm
  • Frances

    What a gem of a card Jennifer. Love your use of small motif with the large image. Very nicely done!

    May 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm
  • karenladd

    I also love vintage cameras (or anything vintage…except maybe a dress form!) for masculine cards. The camera especially looks great in shades of brown and I love the touches of aqua in the little arrow designs!

    May 22, 2015 at 7:12 pm
  • Great card. The vintage camera image is perfect for a masculine card. Yes, they are harder for me, too, but I am finding some techniques that work for me.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    May 23, 2015 at 10:19 pm

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