Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine Card

Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine  Card with Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have really enjoyed working with the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club Assortment this month.  How about you?  This Blue and Brown Ribbon Mix proved to be very versatile, working well on both masculine and feminine cards alike.  Today’s Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine  Card is made with Authentique Paper’s Frontier collection. I’ve used the Select Swiss Dots Tan w/Turftan Brown Dots Grosgrain Ribbon to add wonderful texture to this card.

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After creating the 5″ x 7″ top fold card base, I fringed some natural canvas material to add extra texture to this fun card.  Don’t you just love that quote from John Wayne?

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My double loop bow was a cinch to tie, thanks to my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool. A loopy natural burlap string bow and some vintage buttons from my stash finished off the bow cluster.

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Do you ever use ribbon to add a border to your cards?  I love the texture it adds, and it certainly “ties” the bow in with the rest of the design!  Scor-Tape is my “go to” adhesive when it comes to adding a ribbon border.  It really holds, and does not bleed through the ribbon the way hot glue or liquid adhesive has a tendency to do.

TIP:  Don’t toss those canvas strings away!  I saved the pieces that were left over after fraying the edges of my canvas, then piled them up beneath this rusty star.  I love the added texture!

Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine Card!  A Peek Inside

Ride em Cowboy Masculine All Occasion Card by Kathy Clement Photo 05The inside of this card is fully decorated with more papers from the Frontier Collection.

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The top half of the card has a little gift card holder filled with a miniature Ghiradelli Chocolate.

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The bottom half has a neat journal card that’s a perfect spot to write a personal message.  Leaving the sentiment blank means that I can customize this card for any occasion.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



12 thoughts on “Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine Card

  1. carol edwards

    Hi kathy, not many cowboys in the UK only the rogue ones. My mum used to love cowboys and loved watching westerns in particular John Wayne. I really like this card, lots of masculine ideas,tips and great sentiments.Hugs x

  2. Helen

    Know some guys that would love this cowboy theme. Thanks for offering anothergreat guy project.

  3. soozyb2013

    Had horses growing up and I would love to have one again. Love the card Kathy, super job as always. The detail always blows me away. Have a great day Kathy!!!

  4. Beverly Jordan

    AM in love with these papers and your fabulous card!! I think I would make an album for someone with all of these great ideas!!! You make the most awesome projects!!!

  5. Gena Krannig

    What a darling card, Kathy! I have to say I’ve not had too many occasions to make a masculine card but I am definitely keeping something like this in mind. Especially for my hubby. Love the John Wayne quote, he had some good ones. I hope this card makes it to your shop! Thank you for sharing your awesome talent!

  6. Suzy Q

    Just luv luv your ” Cowboy ” card! I luv anything western! Great tip about using the strings from fraying the burlap! Never would of thought of that. What’s the best method to adhere the burlap material to the paper? And where did you find that blue star! Perfect embellishments Kathy! As always! You know just what to do! Hugs Suzy Q

  7. Tristan Robin Blakeman

    Oh, I just LOVE this!!! Of course, like all good, red-blooded American boys, I’m fascinated and intrigued with all-things cowboy! (or maybe I’ve just watched Marilyn Monroe in “Bus Stop” and “The Misfits” and “The River of No Return” too often LOL). I have made quite a few pieces of mixed media fiber art myself – and I will have to share with you sometime my terrific technique for getting “vintage” canvas/muslin string ‘clumps’ for embellishments! LOL
    Once again, I admire how you take your personal style and switch it into a different key so that it plays a strong and masculine song, yet your own signature tune is still there!
    As always, thanks for sharing!
    (And I’m so disappointed your bee card isn’t in your shop LOL)

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