I often hear from other crafters the same sentiment I feel, it’s hard to make a manly card. Well I almost accomplished it today but at the last minute I had to add a bow and some bling. One little bow and one little piece of bling doesn’t deter from manly does it??
I used Kaisercraft‘s Mister Fox 6 1/2″ square pad to make this card. I love Kaisercraft pads, they always have punch out die cuts in the back. This is a standard A2 card, 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. I double matted the front, used a die cut sentiment which I mounted on a scrap of black. I love double mounting the die cuts it makes them pop so much more. I simply place the die cut on the scrap of black and fussy cut around the edge leaving about an 1/8th” of black showing.
The strip with the numbers is cut from the decorative paper and then crimped through my Fiskars crimper. I have this in my crafty closet and forget to use it. It gives the paper such dimension, I must use it more often! I added the bow cut from Sizzix 3D Ribbon die. Another item I’d forgotten I had. I love these little bows they’re the perfect size for cards or scrapbook pages. I think I need to die cut a bunch of them, glue them together and have on hand, I’d use them a lot more that way. The polka dot paper was perfect especially when I added the little black Blossom from Kaisercraft. That’s a manly blossom mind you
For the inside sentiment I used Penny Black‘s Special Wishes clear stamp collection and stamped it with a black embossing powder on a decorative piece. I used the negative space from the punched out die to trace the shape for my inside piece. Works great! I slit the sides with a little punch I’d found at a garage sale for 25 cents! If you don’t have a punch like this you could use your crafty knife to cut the slits. The ribbon is a strip of paper inked on both sides with Black Soot distress ink from Tim Holtz.
Check out my video for the step-by-step process on how to make this card.
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PP938: Kaisercraft Mister Fox 6 1/2″ Pad
658978: Sizzix Riboon, 3-D
30-229: Penny Black Special Wishes clear stamps
658300: Sizzix Big Shot
TDPK40330: Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink 3
Supplies from my stash: Kraft and Brown cardstock; Kaisercraft Blossom; black twine; black embossing powder. Fiskars crimper, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Beacon Fabri-Tac, ATG