Monday, January 9, 2012

Create Masculine Cards easily with the newest line of papers, ribbons from American Crafts

Create wonderful masculine cards with the newest line of papers from American Crafts: Chap! The deep rich colors drew me in right away! The coordinating upscale ribbons is absolutely gorgeous. It's so hard to find masculine ribbon-I was thrilled when I walked into The Scrapbooking Studio last week and saw this line right away. Yeah!! 
 Don't forget to use the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to hold down the ribbons. Metal anything always adds a bit of masculinity to a card. The metal rimmed brads from Basic Grey do this as well as the embossed texture pictured below.
Add "guy" texture with Tim Holtz's embossing folders run through the Vagabond, ink the edges with Ranger distress Ink. Use stamps like Wendy Vecchi's Destination Art collection, Basic Grey brads used for hub caps on old car, and twine used on banner all come together to say,"This card is all for him".
 I love this flannel look wide ribbon :) coupled with Tim Holtz's on the edge die, JustRite cling stamps and dimensional pop dots this card looks sophisticated!
Why not include checks, gift cards and a note when you create a masculine pocket card? Try fraying the ribbon's ends and tacking them down to card front with brads to give the card a more masculine feel. Don't forget to include some metal on your best guy's card! A key to your heart is just the thing to add dimension and interest. Attach it with twine.

I LOVE the double sided patterns and colors this "Chap" American Craft paper collection offers. Mix it up with all the great metal and ribbons available at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL and you'll create a recipe for successful masculine card making! Thanks for taking a look. See you at the Studio.

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