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Friday, May 2, 2014

Belted Birthday (Masculine)

Hi everyone! Masculine card ideas do not come easily to me. Looking for inspiration in order to create a card for my brother's upcoming birthday, I came across what I thought was a great masculine card. So I decided to make a similar one. The card turned out to be very attractive. However, the photo just doesn't do it justice.

The only card stock colors I used were kraft and brown. I made the base card in kraft, layered it with brown and then added a layer of digital designer paper (although the design isn't visible in the photo). I stamped my sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

For the belt, I cut a strip of brown card stock 5-1/2 inches long and 1-1/8 inches wide. I layered it with a strip of digital patterned paper cut 5-1/2 inches long and 7/8 inches wide. Next, I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch 5 holes, spaced about 1 inch apart. I then used my Crop-a-Dile again to insert the gold eyelets in each hole. The buckle was made in brown card stock using the smallest die from Spellbinders Labels One and the center was cut out with the smallest die from Spellbinders Classic Squares Small. After using adhesive tape to attach the buckle to the belt, the completed belt was adhered to the base card.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Sister Act  -  Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz  -  Challenge #229  - Anything But Square
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #130 - Anything Goes
MFP Speedy TV  -  Simple Salutations Challenge #95
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -   Challenge #69 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time  -  Challenge #210 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #204 - CAS
Aud Sentiments  -  Challenge #105 - 4th Birthday Bash


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Olga, this is super. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Rose said...

this is a fantastic CAS card!!! So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabby make hun love it and ty for sharing with us at CFTH - very good luck Judith DT x

Janette said...

Hi Olga, Just love this sweet,CAS card, that belt is perfect..
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz .xxx

Susan Sieracki said...

Awesome masculine card. I just might have to CASE it!!

CraftyGirl said...

Very clever to make a belt card! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Julie said...

What a perfect masculine birthday card. Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our 4th birthday celebration.
Julie T

Steph said...

Wonderful masculine card. Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations.

karalschuknecht said...

This is a very striking card, I found it at Word Art Wednesday and just had to stop by for a closer look. Glad I did, I found other great inspiration too.

Billie A said...

Lovely masculine card. This would be great for a fathers day card also. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our birthday challenge.

Tonnie Deijkers said...

I love your masculine card thanks for joining us at sister act and good luck
Hugs Tonnie DT

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x