Recently I posted a card for a sailor who is about to turn 60. His avocation prompted the theme of the card, and it was one of the easier cards I've made for a man recently. Usually I struggle with masculine cards but I have two more to share today. Both are CAS cards, and were also very quick to make. I still have one to make sometime before the 25th for a close friend who is turning 70. I have something in mind, but it's likely to be a bit more involved.
This card uses one of my favorite patterned papers ever--"Black and White All Over" by Papertrey Ink. Sadly, it's no longer available. The paper is exactly the size of an A2 card, and I added a border of True Black, two thin pieces of Pure Poppy, and a die cut from "Penned Elegance" to complete it. It truly was a quick and easy card with one of my favorite color combinations: red, black, and white.
Next up is another card that uses patterned paper from another of Papertrey's sets, "3 Piece Suits." It appears to have been discontinued as well.
I used one of the Simon Says "Stitched Circles" to die cut a piece of the patterned paper, and added it to a piece of Smoky Shadow cardstock that I had scored every 1/2 inch. The same die cut sentiment from "Penned Elegance" fit into the circle perfectly, and I used a piece of fun foam behind the Smoky Shadow before adding it to a white top-folded card.
I love that the stitching in the patterned paper echoes the stitched die cut for the sentiment. I'm entering this one in the Addicted to CAS challenge: Masculine before the challenge closes on Friday.