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?
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.
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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