Friday, September 14, 2012

Blue Ribbon Masculine card

Hello & Happy Friday Stamp Friends!

Today I would like to share a card that I made using the Blue Ribbon stamp set. I wanted to make something masculine and I saw the cutest card made by one of my favorite stampers, Anne Marie. Click on her name to see her card:) I didn't want to make the exact same card, (I'm really trying to push myself to make my own) but I loved the DSP she used and I still have a lot of that ribbon (I wish Stampin' Up! would bring it back in more colors:) and thought it was great for masculine cards. After looking through the Festival of Prints paper stack, I saw this stripped design and thought the color was great for a masculine card. I added the Island Indigo layer and the Very Vanilla layer at the top, but it was too plain, so I embossed it using the Argyle Embossing Folder. I love that folder!!! On my first attempt, it didn't have the ribbon slide. I wound up adding it later and that night at a meeting, I shared both cards. My friends agreed that the ribbon slide was just the touch that it needed.

Supplies Used-

Blue Ribbon

Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla & Festival of Prints Series paper stack

Early Espresso

1 3/8” Circle punche, Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon (retired), Argyle Embossing Folder, Designer Ribbon Slide & Stampin’ Dimensionals©

I also wanted to share this beautiful card that one of my dearest friends sent to me. Isn't this gorgeous? It's a little hard to see in the photo, but there is a vellum layer over the butterfly. It makes it look so elegant. I love those flowers! She embossed them with white embossing powder. Candi, thank you so much for thinking of me (literally:) I love my card!

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I love the card Julie! I also love Candi's card, that was very nice of her to send you one. Have a great weekend!

  2. Julie,

    I love the birthday card!! I struggle with masculine cards and that is a great card!! You are more than welcome for the card. I can't take credit, you know me, case, case, case!! You are too sweet. :) See ya soon.


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