It’s so tempting to use browns with all masculine cards but I had to make a birthday card for a friend who I think would suit something a bit more of a clean and trendy in style rather than rugged. And do you notice something? Ribbon and rhinestone on a masculine card, yeah I’m really living on the wild side now aren’t I? Yep, I made the executive decision that it was perfectly fine to use ribbon as long as there were no bows and fine to use a rhinestone tastefully ;) I think that embellishment looks like a nice cufflink anyway.
Here’s something else too… I usually reserve gingham paper for feminine cards like this one but in this case I think it goes well with the stripes and fits in fine with the masculine look. I find it interesting that the same paper can be used on a woman’s card and a masculine card and still fit in well – gotta love versatility.
So do you think this card is still masculine despite the ribbon, rhinestone and gingham?
Here’s a list of the Stampin’ Up! products I’ve used in this card
Birthday Block (single stamp!)
Cardstock & Paper:
Basic Gray textured
Sweet Slumber Textured Designer Series Paper
Hooray Designer Hardware (Autumn/Winter 2010 Mini catalogue)
Clear Rhinestone Brad
Crop-a-dile (for the jumbo eyelet)