Botanicabella Make a Wish Masculine Birthday Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Is it really August already? Well, my calendar says that it is, so it’s time to ease on into fall with the regal ribbons in the RRR Colors of Autumn Ribbon Assortment. I got a little bit excited when I realized how well this month’s ribbon club works with Graphic 45’s Botanicabella collection. Take a look at this Make A Wish Masculine Birthday Card.
This Rust Shell Print Satin ribbon looks striking when layered over the Rust Diamond Satin Ribbon. The print makes me think of fish scales, so it really works with the card theme. It’s such a quick, easy way to add a border to a card. Try using Scor-Tape to secure your ribbon border…it’s fast and it holds!
Creating a double layer bow with the Zutter Bow it All is quick and easy. I topped this one with a Natural Burlap String Bow and a folded over scrap of the shell print ribbon. The leather button adds a strong masculine feel to the bow cluster, while the burlap picks up on the burlap layer in the card.
These mica chips make me think of the sea, and I love the backdrop they provide for my greeting. You can also see in this photo, that I fussy cut a second image of the fish, rounded it out a little with a ball stylus and then layered it over the fish in the main image. this allowed me to slip my starfish over and under, which adds a nice dimensional touch.
Chipboard was glued to the back of this seahorse image. I spritzed and twisted natural burlap string as well as the metal charm to add another layer of texture to the composition. I spattered everything with Tattered Angels Just Brown Glimmer Mist.
A Look Inside this Masculine Make a Wish Birthday Card
I kept the inside of the card fairly simple with a seahorse medallion on the right, and a stamped greeting on the left. I did run a border of the seashell pattern rust satin at the top of my greeting to frame it, and I like the way it turned out.
The final element for the card is this teeny tiny envelope that I made with Spellbinder’s Tammy Tutterow die. It’s a great place to tuck in a cash gift, which is exactly what I plan to do!
Y’all have shared with me that you find masculine cards to be a challenge, so I thought I would share a layout that could be adapted for any theme. The main thing to remember is to use bold prints, masculine images and simple bow treatments like the one on this Make a Wish Masculine Birthday Card. Keep those things in mind, and you’ll have a winner on your hands every time!
Thanks for stopping by! Now go get your craft on!
I have the toughest time with masculine cards and this is such an inspiration for me, Kathy! Of course, anything sea related is an extra plus and you’ve done the inside very nicely, too. Thanks much!
Another fabulous card, Kathy! I love that fish image and how you layered it up. Stunning masculine card! I’m just making my way through all these lovely creations of yours. It may take me a very long time! Hugs!
Really like this one Kathy, the colours are great for guys. Can you make one using a hotrod perhaps? Mustangs in particular?? LOL My guy loves the mustangs and has one, it’s his baby 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful talents my friend.
Hi Kathy, hope you are having a good week-end, it is very hot here, but managing. Just would like to be out more. to hot even on the patio. I love this card an you have given me ideas for a masculine card I need this month. thanks heeps. by the way don’t worry about not answering right away, your a busy lady. Hugs , friend.
Another wonderful card Kathy. I love this line of Graphic 45, but missed it when it came out. Even if I can’t afford the whole set of their lines, I always pick out one or two and buy it.