How about a greeting card design idea that will have you relaxing? And it has a fun masculine card feel to it!

Summer is around the corner and we all day dream of warm, gentle breezes, hearing the ocean waves crash along the shore and long, lazy days. Ahhhhhhh!

And relaxing is what today’s card is all about. Not only do we need it during busy times in our life, we need it during certain “seasons”. This card can be changed up to include any sentiment but today it’s displaying one for a friend that I’m praying for.


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Masculine Greeting Card Design Idea Details

While this color palette may lend credence to a more masculine card, it can be changed up (think Real Red and Pacific Point) with a different greeting and would be perfect for graduation, retirement, birthday and thank you cards. This set includes multiple images perfect for some of those occasions!

I used Shimmery White cardstock to create a watercolor wash technique. You might wonder if the shimmer takes away from the masculine card – but it doesn’t!  The shimmer is ever so subtle! This card emulates shimmery waves with a nautical feeling.


Stampin’ Blends are my favorite way to color an image because of their flawless alcohol-base which leaves a professional, streak-free finish. No blending required!

Masculine Greeting Card Design Idea Cutting Dimensions

  • Night of Navy cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4
  • Night of Navy cardstock layer is cut 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock layer is cut 2 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock for corners are cut 1 1/4″ then cut in half diagonally. Watch the video for details!
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock image layer is cut 2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Shimmery White cardstock layer is cut 4″ x 5 1/4″


And how about that fabulous wavy die? I die cut on the Whisper White cardstock layer which allowed the Night of Navy cardstock base to show through. I even included simple mitered corners using a square piece of cardstock that I cut on an angle. All the details are in today’s video.

Greeting Card Design Idea Video


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Relax and Pin It!

Love the layout? It’s easy to remember the cutting dimensions and design by pinning it to your Pinterest card making board.


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