Monday, June 17, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card with Cheery Lynn Designs








Since we celebrated Father's Day yesterday, I thought this would be great timing to share a masculine birthday card with you.  I love adding flowers to everything I do - but, I will admit, they aren't really manly.  Greenery however, is perfect for those outdoorsy guys.  I also love the look that I achieved using the Rock Embossing Plate.  I inked the plate before running it through the machine, and it makes my Kraft paper look like cork.

Speaking of Kraft paper....that's the challenge this week.  Be sure to link up your project using Cheery Lynn Designs dies and kraft paper, for your chance to win a $20 store credit.

Directions:

1.       Make card from cardstock;  adhere patterned paper.

2.       Ink embossing plate with dark brown ink and run through machine with kraft  paper  rectangle.  Adhere to patterned paper and machine stitch.

3.       Die cut chicken wire and adhere to card. Layer a frayed piece of burlap ribbon over the bottom portion of the die cut.

4.       Die cut two French Flair squares. Stamp sentiment on the smaller one. Adhere with foam adhesive.

5.       Decorate the sentiment with die cut ferns and Dew Drops as shown.

6.       For the inside of the card, add a square of patterned paper with edges inked. 

7.       Adhere a stamped, trimmed sentiment and die cut ric-rac trim. 

 


 


4 comments:

Bj said...

Gini, I just got this card in the mail today and it is better in person even than the picture shows! There is so much more going on in this card than first meets the eye. The textures and layers are perfect for a manly card. The embossed texture looks and feels like real leather!

Lori said...

Great manly card. You so rocked this one out of the park as manly cards can be really difficult.

Ann said...

Great masculine card Gini :-)

Debbie's Time Out said...

Gini awesome manly card. Like that bit of chicken wire in there