Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ribbon on a Masculine Card? Of Course You Can!!

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.
Supplies
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Burlap Borders, Royal Scandinavian Doily;  Spellbinders Belly Band 2
Sentiment:  Created on my computer with Iron & Brine font
Adhesives:  Scor-Tape, Stick It!, Scotch ATG
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Card for my (crazy) Triathlete Son

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.  This time we have a Sports Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

So, my son Tom is doing triathlons now.  I don’t know where he got that from.  Clearly NOT me!  But he’s doing very well, he’s in great shape, and I’m so proud of him.


I made this card using a photo of him crossing the finish line in his last race.  I was ringing that cow bell like a maniac.  Hey, ya gotta have fun, right?

Since I’m going to send him this card, I had to keep the ribbon and trims sufficiently ‘manly’.  I ran a piece of 5/8″ Apple Green Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon around the bottom of the card under the swim, bike, run logo and topped it with a thin strip of Black Netting.  The black netting is 1-1/2″ wide, but you can easily trim it down to whatever width you want.  This is about 3/8″ wide.  I also added some ribbon loops to the side of the photo.  I used Black Delicate Stitched Satin and Turquoise Checkerboard Satin.
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fun Father’s Day Card for the Fisherman Dad

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 ~
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