Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy 23

Can you believe Easter is almost here?  I haven't made any cards for the holiday yet.  Today, we had snow all day, that heavy, wet type.  It gave everything a pretty white coating all day; however, it changed to rain late this afternoon and washed it all away.  I wonder what Easter Sunday will bring weatherwise.

My son celebrated his 23rd birthday last week which also coincided with the first day of spring.  Not that this card I made for him remotely looks springlike!  I always find it difficult to make masculine card and, in fact, dread it.  For this one, I made the card base from Recollections cardstock.  The patterned paper is Farm House Paper Company and the green cardstock is Tim Holtz which I sanded a bit.  I put a piece of burlap on top of these papers and tied some hemp around the card and threaded it through a Dear Lizzy button.  The tag was stamped with Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap.  An October Afternoon label and stickers were added to the card along with a reinforcer, hanger clip and butterfly sticker all from Tim Holtz.  The timepiece was in the bargin bin at Michael's.  At this point, I wasn't quite satisfied with the card, so I placed two Momenta Metal corners opposite each other on the card.

Here is a bit of a view from the side.

Well, that's it for today.  My goal is to get an Easter card made and posted here before Sunday.  Hopefully, that will happen!  Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Cool card i love the burlap!

  2. fabulous masculine card Patty :) you should enter this into our latest challenge at let's craft and create as the theme is masculine?
    Link on my sidebar :) x

  3. What a lovely masculine birthday card!!
    Love it! :)

    ♥ Inger

  4. What a great masculine card! Happy Birthday to your son!!


  5. Yeah, why is it that masculine designs never feel quite as fun to create as feminine? :) But I really do love your card, and think you nailed the "guy" elements here perfectly. The burlap and hemp tie are perfect. Love that time piece and the metal corners, too. This is awesome, Patty!

  6. Great masculine card - I'm hanging onto this one for inspiration! I'm with you in finding it very tough to make a masculine card! Can't wait to see an Easter card!