You Are My Anchor Masculine Beach Card

You Are My Anchor Masculine Beach Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  I made this You Are My Anchor masculine beach card for my sweet hubby’s July birthday.  The beach really is his happy place, and since his birthday is just 2 days after the 4th, I always try to work in a little red, white and blue theme for  him.  The card is dressed up with ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well as some really beautiful starfish Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Make Waves!
Simple Stories-Vintage Seas-Reneabouquets-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

This 6×6 easel card is made with a combination of beachy papers that I had in my stash.  I know some of the papers are from Simple Stories Vintage Seas, but the the bold stripes, dots, and tiny red stars are from an old collection whose origin is unknown.

Once again, I used torn bits of designer paper to create a wave design on the card cover.  This is such a great way to use up small bits of designer paper.

Set the theme with a fussy cut lighthouse image, stickers, and Airmail Baker’s Twine anchor embellishment.  It doesn’t show up so well in the photos, but the Beautiful Board Starfish is heat embossed with Vintage Champagne powder.  It has just a touch of beige in it, so it resembles sparkling sand.

The Stopper

Here’s a close up of the stopper for the easel mechanism.  Electric Blue Taffeta Ribbon makes a bold color statement when topped with more Airmail Twine and a vintage button.  Trim down the journal card to fit the stopper, and dress things up with another heat embossed starfish and a Printed Beautiful Board Ocean Tide Corner piece.  I had to trim a tiny corner off the top to make it fit the stopper, so I added that bit to the starfish on the card cover.  worked like a charm!

A Peek Inside

Because I created such a larger stopper element, there was not a lot of room inside this card for a pocket.  However, I managed to squeeze in a little tag pocket so I could write my honey a special birthday note.

I don’t usually add a lot of bows to masculine cards, but the taffeta bow really set off the red, white and blue color palette.  Dale liked his card, and that was my goal.

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Thanks for stopping by!




6 thoughts on “You Are My Anchor Masculine Beach Card

  1. Martie Rollin

    Beautifully themed birthday card! Loved seeing another project in red, white and blue…never tire of this color combination. Belated birthday wishes to Dale!

  2. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    It’s a gorgeous card, Kathy!!! I hope Dale more than just liked it. I hope he loves it! A happy belated birthday to him. Thank you, as always for your wonderful inspiration, my dear friend!!

  3. Renea Harrison

    I really love those colors. I actually just got those colors to make a gift for my son that I am working on. You do masculine so well. I have actually been going through a lot of your old posts and getting inspired, so thank you so much for sharing your creations with all of us. You always inspire me and I am sure so many others.

    Happy Birthday Dale!!

  4. Cheryl Wells

    Beautiful card Kathy!! I love the design and colors – your cards are so special – thank you for sharing this!!

  5. Rosemary Schroader

    So nice, Kathy, that you made such a special card for your husband! If I don’t hand make a card for my husband, he is visibly disappointed! Ah, the pressure!! Stay cool!

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