A Masculine Card

Crafters! A few submissions are trickling in for our Weddings and Celebrations Challenge – glad to see the awesome entries and looking forward to more glamorous and gorgeous creations.
My topic for today is masculine cards. A friend of mine is celebrating his birthday and I figured I would make a card when I realized that masculine cards are not the easiest feat. We’re constantly jazzing up our creations with flowers, butterflies and bows so we find ourselves stumped when we need to create something for a guy. Fortunately ItsyBitsy has some awesome embellishments that can make such a project a breeze.
A good starting point is the color scheme. Obviously we should avoid pinks and lavenders. I went with this blue background and added a lovely striped pattern paper to the center. I created the background crisscross design by manually cutting and glueing strips of paper to replicate a lattice feeling. Finally I used these uber cool black chipboard embellishments for the diamond border and the gorgeous sentiment. I couldn’t resist a little bit of ribbon and that’s what the ruffle at the two corners is about.
Then comes the most important part – step away from the card! If you’re like me you just can’t stop embellishing so I forced myself to just get up and walk off. The card is ready and I think I’ve achieved my objective – to create a masculine card.
Have you created a masculine card? Would love to see it, leave a comment with your link and I will be coming over very soon. 
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