Friday, October 11, 2019

Snarky Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Do you struggle to find a way to use ribbon on a masculine card?   When I do, I look for textures and fabrics that make me think of men's ties and suit coats.  So for this slightly snarky birthday card, I chose to work with Shell Grey Shimmer Satin on the bow.  Top the bow with a grey button and a little birthday charm for the perfect finishing touch.

You can also layer a patterned ribbon, like this Black and Grey Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon over the same shimmer satin to create a stunning border treatment.  Simply place a layer of 1/2" Scor-Tape on the card base, then wrap the ends around to the back side of the card panel for a neat and tidy finish.  Follow the same process with the Diamond Print grosgrain, but use 1/4" Scor-Tape this time.  Top with a trio of the same grey buttons.  This look makes me think of a man's French cuff.  It's very chic!

Here's a peek at the inside of this fun masculine birthday card.  Clean and simple works just fine here.

I hope I've shared some tips and tricks that will help you make your next masculine card with ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love this. We were just talking the other day and saying that Common Sense is no longer common. Ugh! Great card. [Bunny]`

  2. Thank you so much, Bunny! It's sad, but true, unfortunately! Glad you enjoyed the card! Hope you have time for crafty fun this weekend!


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