March 2, 2010

Lace for Men? Why Not.

I created a birthday card last night for another male relative of mine.  In January I took a Basic Grey card class at a local scrapbooking store using the Origins line.  To be honest at first I was skeptical about the line, but within a few minutes I was sold...really sold on the glorious yellows, greens, browns and black.  This was a set which was gender neutral I suddenly realized with giddiness.  For all those doubters saying: "But there is floral and lace" not to worry!  I used one of the cards I made in the class as a base for this particular card (I haven't used any of the cards exactly as they were designed by Basic Grey as I feel I need to customize them, but they make an excellent jumping off point) which used the black lace patterned paper and it works for a man (hetrosexual no less!).

It is all about the images and accessories.  I went with a lovely tree by Papertrey Ink and the tickets are from Tim Holtz.  Add a little Distress Ink, some text background stamping and mini brads and what man can claim it is girlie?

Close up of the text background.  The card was flexing his [admittedly small] muscles for the camera:

I hope you enjoyed this card.  My thanks for checking out this lacy bad-boy.

Lacy Birthday
Stamps: Tree and Sentiment (from the Father Knows Best set) and Text (from Background Basics: Text Style), Papertrey Ink; Tickets, Tim Holtz by Stampers' Anonymous
Inks: Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger Industries
Patterned Paper: Origins line, Basic Grey
Punch: Modern Label, Stampin' Up!
Other: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' Up!; mini brads

1 comment :

Cardcrafter said...

I love this card! You have really taken Basic Grey to the next level! Fabulous!


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