Monday, 28 July 2014

A Nautical Bow

     We have a new format at House Of Cards, we still have a monthly theme, but now our cards styles are all run for the whole month so you have more time to join in.
     This month is 'Add A Bow'. I bought some airmail style ribbon in my local craft shop and then built the card around it.
     The backing paper is actually wallpaper, a small sample from a well known DIY shop, it's a collage of old maps which helped with my vintage theme.
     Next came a free digi from Free Vintage Digital Stamps, printed on blue paper. The ship is then surrounded by airmail washi tape from Papermania. I cut it in half so as not to waste any hidden under the picture.
     The bow is pleated rather than tied as I thought it looked a little more masculine that way. It is stitched together with a small gold anchor sewn in the middle that used to be part of a button.
     Please come and play along at HOC, now we have a whole month in which you can create and link up.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - For The Boys
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Add Ribbon


  1. Love how well you've tied the elements of your card with your bow. Fab!

    HOC DT

  2. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Cindy from

    1. Thank you for asking, I would be honoured.

  3. Hi Rocky,
    great card and I love your customized bow. It is a little unexpected on a card like this but just ties it all together perfectly.
    Ang HOC DT

  4. Hi Rocky! I gotta agree with you that the pleated bow is a great way to add ribbon to a masculine card. Love the ship too! Have a great day teamie!

  5. Rocky, this is awesome! LOVE the travel theme and I adore the fun image you used! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Great job Rocky. Love the printing on the ribbon or paper bow, not too sure which it is. The added little anchor is a nice touch as well.

  7. Great card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  8. Great card Rocky! Love how you made the bow fit the masculine theme!
    Judy HOC DT