Masculine Graduation Card

Masculine Graduation Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge # 119


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another inspiring ribbon challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!  This time, we’re creating something for the fellas!  I used Graphic 45 Curtain Call papers and made a super stylish masculine graduation card for a young man who minored in drama.  Check it out:

Kathy by Design/Masculine Graduation CardLayering the black and cream papers from this retired collection with a touch of black and gold foil cardstock really made them pop!

Kathy by Design/Masculine Graduation CardOf course, the perfect trim for this color combo is the fabby new Canvas Color Band Ribbon.   This ribbon comes in a rainbow of colors, and is soft and easy to work with.  (Yeah, I have a new ribbon crush!) I chose the black for this project, and it couldn’t be more perfect.  I accented the card focal with a strip of it, then made a simple double looped bow with my Zutter Bow it All.  I topped it with a loopy bow made from Gold Metallic String.  I had the star button in my stash, just waiting for this project to come along!

Kathy by Design/Masculine Graduation CardBecause I mounted my focal on the diagonal, I had to make a custom envelope for this card.  The stickers I added are from Sandylion Essentials, just in case you wanted to know.  The Tim Holtz letters are painted with antique bronze Distress Paint.  The stars were in my stash, along with Tim’s filmstrip ribbon.

Want a peeky of the inside?  I thought so!

Masculine Graduation card for RRR 04

Be sure to visit the RRR BLOG for more ribbony inspiration and to learn how to enter this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!



11 thoughts on “Masculine Graduation Card

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Wow, Kathy! I just Luuuuv what you have done with the place! What a great graduation card so fitting for someone minoring in drama! It is such a fabulous design inside/outside and even an envelope! Your choice of embellishments and ribbon and bow just add such a special finishing touch to these cool papers! Boy you put so much love and attention in your work! I just love visiting your blog, but I am so sorry I am really behind, because you create much faster than I can drool! Love and hugs, my friend!

  2. Kris

    Honestly, the best most inventive graduation card I’ve seen. How fun! The recipient will love it, Kathy! Thanks!

  3. Judy B

    Wonderful card Kathy. I always look forward to seeing them and all the fun things you use on them. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive

    Your card is fabulous. I love all the interesting details.


  5. jenscull

    your film grad is going to LOVE this card! I know I sure do! 🙂

    it’s no wonder you have a new ribbon crush… it is fabulous! and all of that gorgey paper is perfection for this card. the film strip ribbon is the the ideal choice, as are all of your other embellies.

    everything you make always has me sitting and staring in wonder…. you truly are an inspirational artist! 🙂

    have a most wonderful weekend!

  6. Candy Colwell

    Wow! What a show stopper card! This one really grabs your attention the minute it opens on your blog. I love the black and cream combination. So striking! Great paper images and your use of the ribbons other collaged embellishments is perfect.

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