Sunday, June 1, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #96 Masculine with Ribbon or Trims Theme

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.  

This time we have a MasculineTheme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

Believe it or not, when I created this card I had started with the intention of making a Mother’s Day card.  Talk about going off-track – lol!  I did actually end up with a Mother’s Day Card with a digital image off the same collage sheet which you can see here.

Anyway, this happens to me sometimes.  I start out with one thing in mind and end up with something totally different.  I liked how this was going, so I just kept working to see what I ended up with.  I’m very pleased with the results.
I don’t feel like any project is ‘done’ without some sort of ribbon or trim on there, and it’s always a challenge to incorporate ribbon and trims on a masculine card and still have it ‘manly’ enough.  I think this one works.
I ran a strip of Turftan Brown 7/8″ Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon through the center of my card and then wrapped some Natural Burlap String over that.  Then add the center image with some Candi Fix Foam Dots for a little dimension.  I finished off the front of the card by lacing some Natural Burlap Sting though three Buttons along the bottom of the card.  Sufficiently manly?  I say YES!
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!
~ Bonnie ~
Image: Cobra Graphics on Etsy
Dies:  Spellbinders Standard Ovals Large and Small
Paper: Recollections
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Masculine Birthday Wishes

Masculine cards?  EeeeGads……..

I was looking over my card stash the other day and realized I’m very short on cards for men.  That makes sense because they are just so hard for me to make!

I whipped this one up for my son’s birthday last week and I feel like it was a success.  I have trouble keeping things ‘simple’ which is key to creating a masculine card. 

I hope he liked it.  I know he loved the chocolate chip cookies that arrived with it!

I went with minimal layers and a fun manly design paper that had a little distressed look.
I added three ribbon ‘flags’ below the sentiment with 5/8″ Diamond Satin and I wrapped some Natural Burlap String around the lower portion of the card and topped it with a brown button.  I think it works.
Here is a peek at the inside sentiment.  Done!

The great thing about masculine cards is they are fast and easy – if you can give yourself permission to just call it done.  🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Bonnie ~
Stamps: TLC Creations digi stamps
Paper: design paper from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Other: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Labels 10 and Labels 21, Button