Friday, February 1, 2013

Friends With Flair ~ Celebrate

Friday Friends With Flair time! WooHoo!

Come on over and join in on the fun! Just link up your Unity projects and/or skip along and comment on other projects that are linked up.

Does anyone else have a bit of trouble with having creative fun while making up cards for the gentlemen in their lives? I can make masculine cards...but I normally feel like I'm stifling my typical level of creativity to do so. 

Not with this one! This card is inspired by this pin here. I found that papers that are quite feminine when looked at as a whole, can be suitable for a masculine card when cut into smaller pieces!




The patterned cardstock that I used has flowers, butterflies and lots of soft colors, but when I cut it into smaller strips and accented the darker gray...wow!

Between the sentiment banner, the buttons and twine and the popped-up patterned panels, there is lots of dimension on this card, so it will cost a bit more to mail. I'm so happy with how it turned out though, I'll probably be making several similar ones!




I kept the inside simple, since we need room to write the birthday wishes to the fil!




Supplies:

  • cardstock: recollections (cream), stash (gray)
  • patterned cardstock: K&Company
  • stamps: unity itty bitty
  • buttons: stash (sewing store)
  • ink: memento
  • twine: walmart jewelry making isle, little box of $1 stuff
I hope I provided some inspiration today! Thanks for looking!

Meredith

23 comments:

  1. Cool card! The dark gray really complements the patterned papers.

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  2. Love the muted colors and matching buttons. And yes... it is a challenge not to add a bow to my guy cards.... but sometimes I do anyway, lol.

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  3. Very nic! You've got a keeper idea there!

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  4. Very cool!! Reminds me of the coast.

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  5. Meredith I love your card! It's fantastic!

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  6. A Lovely card, Meredith! Love the different panels.

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  7. I LOVE those colors. Very pretty!!

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  8. It's a very nice and SERENE card. There is something about the choice of colors combined with the simplistic consistency of the structure that makes it calming.

    LOVE IT.

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  9. love the design of the card! nice!

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  10. Love the colors, beautiful buttons, very nice card, thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a lovely card, especially the colors!

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  12. Great card--I like the strips and the buttons.

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  13. Awesome card! I really like the colors.

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  14. Meredith, thanks for sharing this pretty card with us! It's beautiful inside and out!

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  15. This is nice - I love the strips you cut - it really does break up the patterned paper.

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  16. Very cool! I love the lanterns on the inside!

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  17. Great inspiration! What a fabulous idea to use panels like this for a guy card! And the larger buttons add to the manly theme.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm glad I could inspire you to give some of these larger stamps a try. I'm a bit hesitant to color it but am planning to give it a try soon. Yeah, the chalkboard technique is easy and fun!

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  18. Going graphic always makes me feel like I've made a more masculine card! A friend calls these "the dreaded man card" and I can't help but call it that now as well :) I love how this turned out!

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