Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Thinking of You

Masculine cards can be such a pain. Choosing the right manly paper is nothing compared to the gruelling task of picking appropriately hunky embellishments. I made a card today for send a friend who is strung up after an unfortunate skiing mishap. I used Card Pattern's Sketch #150 for my Get Well card. It's very girly sketch and I gave myself a real challenge by also opting to use traditionally girly accessories - ribbons and bling. Here's my macho card:

The patterned papers are from Basic Grey's "Pyrus" pack. 
The greeting is by Papermania, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on SC which I cut with Spellbinders Labels 23 dies. I did some zig-zag stitching over the scallop edged panel, just to man it up a bit! I guess tying a bow probably didn't help the cause...oh well...  
I stitched all the panels with blue floss. ..blue for boy, right?!  I adhered the die-cut labels with foam tape.
I added some green ribbon which I ruffled and adhered down with red-liner tape (Sticky Strip). Not a very rugged addition, I know... 
A little colour on the inside.

I've also linked this card over at Make It Monday #74 .  It's all about ribbons (Challenge #56) at Do You Stack Up and I've sent my card over there to sit pretty! "Text Me" - that's the theme at Shelly's Image, just the place for my text only card! Stop by these blogs and take a peek at some fab creations.

That's my card for today. Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you at my next post!


  1. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Awesome ... inside & out! Great job on your ribbons and stitching! Thanks so much for joining in our “TEXT” challenge at Shelly’s Images! I hope you’ll come back for more fun next challenge!
    Shelly’s Images DT

  3. Beautiful! Love the colours and papers. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  4. What a fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Remember, to be in the running to win second prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
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  5. Love how you decorated the inside with matching paper! Thanks for playing in our "Text Me" challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We’re so happy you joined us! ~~Sammibug,~~ Shelly’s Images DT


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