March 01, 2010

For my brother

One of my older brothers just got out of the hospital this past week, so I made him a card in the hopes that it will cheer him up a bit. I don't get to see my brother Jack very often, as he lives in CA. Although he and I are almost 30 years apart in age, we are cut from the same cloth! He's a good egg. I miss talking with him face-to-face.

I've discovered that it's ok to include ribbon on a masculine card, as long as there is no bow. Adhered flat across the card, it adds a touch of decor without being "girly". I forgot to inlclude the  new Fillable Frame set in my most recent PTI order, so I created my own here with PP and a ticket corner punch. A bit of twine, a button and some inking and this card says "masculine" to me!


Thanks for stopping by today!

9 comments:

megspaulding said...

Oh my goodness, I love what you did with that frame! And I would never think to use Asian Fusion for something masculine!

Julie Campbell said...

Well... aren't you just the sweetest sister!?! And 30 years difference??? Yikes! Was your mom 70 when she had you, or what? ;) I love your masculine card. I'm SO bad at mastering that style.

Belinda said...

30 year difference???? Wow -- your mother was a brave woman! Love the masculine card!

Anika said...

LOVE it! Way to go - I would have never thought to use that background image on a masculine card, but it totally works!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love this card, great use of Asian Fusion, and I love the vertical sentiments!

Cammie said...

Such a great card! Like Diane I love the vertical sentiment.

Sherry said...

Super card! Love the sentiment block!

Mara... said...

awesome masculine card. I love the colors!

IamDerby said...

What a great manly card... love the leaf