Vintage Cars for Masculine Cards (RRR Challenge #89)

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Vintage Cars for Masculine Cards

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #89: One for the Boys Plus Ribbon or Trim

Welcome all you fabulous ribbon lovers!  It’s time for another ribbon challenge from our favorite ribbon enabler….er, supplier: Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #89: One for the Boys Plus Ribbon or Trim.

Now, I love to make masculine cards.  Even though  my cards are generally full of flowers and frills, for some reason I really enjoy making a clean masculine card.  When I thought about this challenge, I remembered some cool vintage car images that are in the Graphic 45 “A Proper Gentleman” collection.  And that is what I chose as the theme for this card:

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I started with a 5″ x7″ kraft card base and then matted some background paper with burgundy cardstock.  I cut out two of the cars from the collection, matted them with the same burgundy paper and added a few masculine, car-themed embellishments.  You can’t go wrong with gears, compasses and screw top brads on a masculine card, right?

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I felt the card needed some trim on the fold, and this Natural Jute String really fits the bill!  I love the texture it adds to the card, and the color is perfect, too.  I used my Zutter Bow-it-All to tie this loopy  bow and then just added a button that was also threaded with the string.  It’s simple, masculine and adds the finishing touch to my card.

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The inside carries over the theme with another vintage car, paper from the collection and a stamped sentiment.  Easy as pie!

If you’re not familiar with the Zutter Bow-it-All, or if you have one but have not figured out how to use it yet, Bonnie has created some fantastic video tutorials on You Tube that will help you get the most out of this fantastic tool.

  I hope those of you who live in wintry climes have survived the most recent snow and ice storms.  I’ve been holed up in my studio for the past two days, watching the snow, then the freezing rain, then the snow again .  I’m glad I don’t have to go out in it.  I’m also really glad we didn’t lose power.  Here’s a peek at the view from my studio window during the storm:

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It’s pretty…but I have to confess….I’m ready for some sunshine and dry weather.  How about you?

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I am convinced that I have the nicest followers in blogdom.  Y’all leave me the sweetest comments, and they make me happy, right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



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7 thoughts on “Vintage Cars for Masculine Cards (RRR Challenge #89)

  1. Sylvia/LittleTreasures

    Fun masculine cards. Love the images and papers you have used. And I am ready for warm weather, winter in Iowa has been horrid cold. Thanks for the inspiration, have several “Male” birthdays this month, so must get busy.

  2. Robin

    Kathy – The view from your studio window is so lovely – I’m imagining what it looks like in Spring! Winter has been very wintery this year, hasn’t it? I’m glad you got to use the time to create and make the wonderful manly birthday card – love the sentiment! Hope Spring comes soon to your area! 🙂

  3. ColleenB.~Texas

    what a great masculine card and it’s so pretty. The inside is just as lovely. Love them old cars.
    Going to be in the 70’s here today.
    Enjoy your weekend and stay warm

  4. candycolwell

    Hi Kathy. Your masculine card is so pretty. Love those papers and all of the layering you’ve done on the cover and the interior. Those little banners look very cool hanging down! I also like the little metal gears on the cover of the card…very cute. That sentiment on the interior is a really nice one, too. Kathy….as always, a beautifully done card….much better than Hallmark! 🙂 I hope that this nasty weather is finally settling down for a you all a little bit. We’re supposed to be in the 50s today and even possibly into the 60s early next week. So, good weather is on the way for you!!! Much love, <3 Candy

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