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