Vintage Varsity Masculine Birthday Card with RRR February Ribbon Club Assortment
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Do you struggle when it comes to making a great masculine birthday card? If you’d like to find out some of my tips and tricks for making a great masculine birthday card, then read on! This Vintage Varsity Masculine Birthday card uses ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club assortment along with 7 Gypsies Vintage Varsity papers and ephemera.
I am happy to report that the February Ribbon Club Assortment contains several ribbons that work well on a masculine card. This Emerald Green Plaid Ribbon picks up on the greens in Vintage Varsity paper collection, and the deep green color is one that most men seem to like, probably because it reminds them of a golf course, or a sports field.
You’ll notice that I created the card on a kraft cardstock base. This automatically makes it feel more masculine. Then, to add even more macho goodness, I inked and distressed all the edges of the paper layers.
I cut some ticket ephemera in half and tucked part of it behind my paper layers. The other half was cut into a fishtail banner, wrapped in natural burlap string and embellished with a pewter star brad. The star theme was carried out further with the star button on top of the bow, and in the novelty button. I added another punch of color by placing a strip of crosshatch emerald satin ribbon down the left hand side of my focal image. This naturally draws the eye to that handsome rugby player…and there is nothing girly about him, am I right?
To keep my detail photo and novelty button from being overlooked, I encircled them with a strand of natural burlap string. The natural fibers add great texture to the composition of the card, and the circle element is fun, too. And here’s another star reference to unify the theme of the card. See, this is not so hard, right?
The inside of the card contains more layered papers along with a computer journaled sentiment that I inked and stamped. Add a short greeting and badda bing, badda boom, this card is ready for your favorite guy!
What are some of your favorite tips for making a masculine birthday card? I’d love to hear them in the comment section below.
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