Time for a masculine type card. Ok technically you could use it for a women too since it does have some flowers and a few butterflies though I cleverly hid them a bit. I saw this on StampTv about 2 months ago and loved this technique. If you get a chance check out her video, very easy to do. First I must admit I do not own anything from Gina K. So to do this card I ran around the scrap room looking for similar colors and stamps. Her card was also vertical but I made mine horizontal because I wanted the ribbon to kind of hide the butterflies. The basic colors are a asparagus green or maybe an olive green then I used Tim Holtz burlap die pad and stamped in a chocolate brown die pad. Gina had a real nice grosgrain ribbon but all I could find was a piece of brown velvet ribbon. Her sentiment was an oval Happy Birthday but I opted for something more generic and horizontal. Matted it on brown card and used a cream base card. She does not have card measurements on video but I used a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 size.
These are the same card, just on 1 (left) I used no flash and on the other (right) I used a flash. I love this card. think if I was to give it to a woman I would probably put a flower on left on top of ribbon and
use a circle for sentiment.
It's so hard to come up with guy cards so I'm dedicating some time to get a few done to have on hand. Might even teach this technique to my ladies group.