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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Masculine Birthday

Good morning everyone...I have a few minutes before I go to work so I thought I would share a masculine card I made. I have a big problem designing guy cards....why is that anyway??? Maybe it's because I can't use lace, ribbons, bling, pink....LOL!!! For this card I used some awesome paper called Torn by Crate Paper....after cutting the strips, I staggered them on the vanilla cardstock to create a fun bargello pattern. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics, and the cork button and twine finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by today...I will be visiting all my blog friends tonight!!!

16 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic masculine card, Joan! I struggle with these too...lol

debbie said...

Joan, I love this. It is perfect for anybody! love those neutral colors with a touch of blue and green.

Crystal said...

OOOOOO this is one AWESOME Masculine creation, LOVE this!!! Joan this is one GREAT design LOVE THIS!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How AWESOME is this! LOVE the cut and layered strips of paper and the cork button totally ROCKS!! FAB card my friend!!

*Vicki* said...

Joan, those papers are so gorgeous and what a perfect masculine style creation!! I just lurves it!! The technique is very cool!! TFS! HUGS

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey roomie!! Long time no comment. I am a silent lurker lately. I love this! Perfect cork button. Big hugs to you!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is a great card for a guy, no lace and bling :) Love it!

Tammy said...

Terrific idea for a masculine card. Love the twine and cork button.

Linda Palmer said...

I think this is an awesome idea for a masculine card. Love this card and think you have the best ideas.

Maria Matter said...

this is SO fantastic Joan! I love this technique and you've used it perfectly for this masculine card! BRAVO!!

I still haven't had a chance to do this, but I am keeping it on my list til I do!
hugs & blessings

Jerri Jimenez said...

A gorgeous masculine card Joan, I love the addition of the cork . . . a perfect touch!

Bev J. said...

What a neat design and use of the papers. Love the twine and cork-neat idea.

JulieA said...

That's a great masculine card. I especially like the cork button. Masculine cards just aren't as fun to make without the bling and all! But I guess they do stretch us because we have to come up with other ways to dress them up.

Carole of Brum said...

Making men's cards would be so much easier and much more fun if only they would start to like lace, ribbons and flowers, he he. You made a great one though, I love that bargello technique, and i like how you made it slightly assymetrical too. The cork button looks so good, did you make it yourself? CoB

Bev Gerard said...

ding, ding, ding, ding!! Winner here! I'm with you on how tricky it seems to "do it up masculine" ... but this one hits the nail right on the head! WTG!

~Bev

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous bargello.....I finally got around to trying that on two cards....and I am totally hooked...what a great way to create a personalized background...thanks for sharing, my friend