How to Use the Retiform Technique to Create a Masculine Card

Father's Day, Masculine Birthday, Stampin' Up

2021 Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 2021 Father’s Day Blog Hop!!  I am excited to participate in this event with Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world to bring you inspiration as you create your own Father’s Day cards.  Whether you need a Father’s Day card, birthday card, or another masculine card, you will find great ideas here.  Today I will feature a card using the “retiform stamping technique”.

How to Create Masculine Greeting Cards

Finding the right card for the guys in your life can be a challenge.  With A Good Man stamp set, a variety of cards can be created for any occassion.  This simple card features the stamp set using the “retiform stamping technique”.  There are several options to creating a card with this technique from ink colors and stamp sets to embellishments and sentiments.  Check out the image carousel in this post for more retiform inspiration. 

Retiform Technique

Don’t let this new technique scare you.  I was inspired to use this technique with this stamp set, A Good Man, as each of the images play an important part in a man’s life.  This stamp set is perfect for Father’s Day and masculine birthdays.

To create a card with this technique, all you need are some scrap cardstock and post-it notes to get the process started.  Mask off an area in a geometrical shape.  I chose to stick with triangles and skewed quadrilaterals.  Choose your ink color and sponge the perimeter.  Move your cardstock to mask another area.  Sponge more color on the cardstock.  Continue doing this until you have your background complete.  Then stamp your images in each of the shapes masking areas as needed.  Then add embellishments, if you choose.  

Finishing Touch

Now that you have stamped the outside of your card and added any embellishments, it is time to complete the inside panel for finishing touches. I like to add a “little something” to the inside panel of my greeting card.  I coordinate the design and color from the main panel theme to the inside panel and oftentimes, the envelope.  Here I chose to add a simple red heart and night of navy stiching around the perimeter.  I always make certain there is space for writing a sentiment. 

Well . . . what do you think?  Are you ready to start crafting?  A complete list of supplies with links is shared below.  All supplies are available in my online store. Simply click the links, gather your supplies, and get started!! 

Now it’s time for more inspiration!  Hop on along to visit the guest blogs and be inspired to create your own Father’s Day and masculine cards.  Remember to come back and check out more “retiform stamping technique” ideas featured below. 

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Your Supply List

Below are the supplies that you will need to create the card shared in today’s post. 

Remember to use the MONTHLY HOST CODE at the right when placing an online order.  When you place a product order of $50+, I will send you a mystery “make & take” gift complete with instructions to create your card!  Remember, when you checkout, enter the MONTHLY HOST CODE in the HOSTESS CODE box, so I know you would like a mystery gift.

Father's Day, Masculine Birthday, Stampin' Up

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Final Thoughts about the Retiform Technique

I hope you enjoyed learning about the “retiform stamping technique” and how to make masculine greeting cards for the guys in your life!  The next time you are looking for a creative card design, consider the “retiform stamping technique”.

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Nina McMillan

    I love this card, love how you created the faux stitched lines in between the panels.

  2. Pam Funk

    Cool technique! Thanks for sharing it and your great card!

  3. Vickie

    Fabulous Card, I love this Technique xx

  4. Melva Peters

    Love your card

  5. Jill Hamlett

    One of my Favorite ‘Dad’ sets. Great job

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