Guy Cards: Marion’s View
Trek Across Maine
Finished card size: 5.5” x 4.25”
Bicycle (Hero Arts)
Real Red Card stock (The Paper Cut)
Glossy Black Cover Stock (Marcos Paper)
Grey decorative paper (The Memory Box)
Stickers – Peel offs package says pickup 306 (Pop up Templates)
Silver Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Fair warning… This is a Mom Brag alert. My son is training for the Trek Across Maine sponsored by the American Lung Association on Father’s Day weekend in memory of my father who was a heavy smoker. He has been working so hard at training and fundraising. He even got me to volunteer at the finish line. I am just so proud of him for all his efforts. The Trek is 180 miles in 3 days. Every time I think of that my jaw drops, Needless to say I am a very proud Mom and will be even more excited when he completes it. If you are interested in more information here is the ALA link:
Anyway I figure he needs a card to celebrate the completion of the trek so here are directions for the one I made for him.
- Cut your red paper to 5.5" x 8.5". Score and fold at 4.25" for a card base in landscape orientation.
- Cut the glossy black cover stock to 5.25" x 4" and adhere, centering to the front of the cars.
- Cut the decorative paper to 5" x .75" and layer so sthat the upper left corner covers the black glossy paper.
- Stamp the bicycle and sentiment with Versamark ink on scraps of white card stock and emboss with silver embossing powder.
- Trim close to the image and the sentiment as shown in finished card.
- Layer the sentiment on a piece of black glossy paper 4" x 1.5", adhering it slightly above the center.
- Add a strip of 4" x 25" decorative paper below the sentiment, leaving a narrow strip of black showing between.
- Add the image to the card using pop dots or foam tape.
- Slip the sentiment into place so the seat and handlebars of the bicycle touch the black at the lower edge.
- Add the border stickers to the top and left side of the decorative paper and the right side of the black layer on the sentiment and the bottom of the decorative strip under the sentiment.
This is a simple card, but I know he will appreciate the effort to personalize his current passion. I am considering more information on masculine cards as a blog week article. Maybe you will see more on this theme.
Created by Marion Davis
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