Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hubby's Birthday Card and Caardvarks Ribbon Challenge

Hi all,
Yes, I know it's been awhile since I posted. My bad! I HAD to stamp this week since my hubby's birthday is the 18th. He will be in Florida with his Dad and brothers on the actual day so I have to get his card done ahead of time. I will sneak it into his suitcase before he leaves. :D Anyway, about the card, I decided to give the Caardvarks ribbon challenge(http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/2009/10/take-bow-sponsored-by-may-arts.html) a try. It is a challenge for sure to try to work ribbon onto a guy card. I think the way I did it works alright. Here is how I made the card. I used a premade card by K&Company as a base. Next I cut a large rectangle of matching light green cardstock(DCWV). I then cut a smaller rectangle of offwhite graph-style patterned paper(Colorbok). I stamped the grandfather clock(Unity) onto the graph paper with brown ink(Memento). I inked the edges of the rectangles with ink(Distress from Ranger). I then attached the graph paper to the green one and then distressed the edges of the green paper with my edge distresser(Heidi Swapp). I then cut a smaller rectangle of green cardstock and another smaller rectangle of graph paper. I stamped the greeting (Cloud 9 Design) on the graph paper with the brown ink. I layered these the same as the previous pieces as seen on card. I cut the corners of the green paper with corner punch (Stampin' Up). I also inked and edge distressed these as above. The greeting was mounted flush to the card while the clock was attached with dimensional adhesives from Stampin' Up. Before attaching the clock piece to the card, I added three brown ribbon(American Crafts) tabs under the upper left edge of the piece. That is it. Thanks for stopping by.


SmilynStef said...

Love the clock and sentiment ... and fabulous use of ribbon on a masculine design.

lauren said...

i agree that ribbon on a "guy card" could be totally tricky...but you've done BRILLIANTLY here! it's just the right touch on this lovely and clever card!

dstandard said...

Love it - perfect for the guy card!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

wow! I love this card!