Hi friends. Today I have a masculine card to share and yes, I included some ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon! My cards just don’t feel complete until I add some ribbon.
While I don’t usually go for bows on a masculine card, I think you can always incorporate ribbon and this is the perfect type of card to use up some of your shorter ribbon scraps.
I created the sentiment on my computer and I ran a strip of Metal Gray Diamond Satin
across the center of the card under the sentiment and added a piece of 1/4″ Black Grosgrain
on top of that. I cut the ends of the grosgrain in points for a more ‘manly’ look.
My favorite adhesive for attaching ribbon to my project is Scor-Tape
. It works wonderfully on ribbon and it’s available in many different widths at Really Reasonable Ribbon
I wanted to play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Masculine Challenge today, so I pulled out my dies to see what I could find with a masculine feel. I ended up selecting my Royal Scandinavian Doily and Burlap Border dies. I cut a piece of black cardstock a little larger than I wanted my finished piece to be. I covered the back of that with Stick It! adhesive and then used the small center square of the Scandinavian Doily to cut the background. I evenly spaced the little squares and cut out 6 on the background paper. I was looking for a wrought iron grate type look.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs Burlap Borders, Royal Scandinavian Doily; Spellbinders Belly Band 2
Sentiment: Created on my computer with Iron & Brine font
Hello there everyone. Today I have a fun fishing themed card for Dad using some fun and ‘manly’ trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I found this great fishing design paper at Hobby Lobby (from the Paper Studio) and I grabbed it since my hubby is an avid fisherman. I fussy cut it a little so I could keep that great green lure centered near the bottom of the card.
I didn’t have a Father’s Day sentiment and I didn’t want to buy one since I knew it wouldn’t get a lot of use, so I made one using my PSE program. I used two fonts; Showcard Gothic and MV Boli. I think it came out pretty good seeing as I have no idea what I’m doing…..
I cut the sentiment out with an oval die and layered it on some green and red cardstock. I ran a piece of Champagne Netting
around the upper portion of the card and placed the sentiment on top of it. I thought it looked a little bit like fishing net, right?
Here is the inside of the card. I created this also using the same fonts.
I wanted to add one more trim and I thought some fun knotting with Natural Jute String
was the perfect accent. I did a little research on knots and this is called a Fisherman’s Knot. Very appropriate, no?
Knotted roping is a great accent for a masculine card. Do a little web search and you find instructions on a whole slew of different decorative knots.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I gave you a little inspiration for incorporating some fun trims in your next masculine card.
~ Bonnie ~