I had to think long and hard - I love so many colour combinations that I don't really have a favourite. But red and white is a classic at Christmas (although I believe we have the Coca Cola company to thank for the colours of Santa's outfit!) and I thought keeping to just those colours would help to give the card a masculine feel. Plus a lot of the top football clubs play in red and white, so it's a colour combo a lot of men are very happy with!
I had some red and white ribbon that went perfectly with my deep red card. Oddly enough on the photo, it appears to be a lot darker than the card. You can see the true colour of the ribbon on the knot just below the greeting.
When using ribbon on a card for men, here are some suggestions to help prevent it looking too feminine:
- Obviously, choose "manly" colours and styles - nothing printed with pink butterflies, for example!
- Choose matte rather than shiny, and chunky rather than delicate. Grosgrain works beautifully - organza is very hard to give a masculine appearance to!
- Knots look less feminine than bows.
- Keep it simple - straight lines and flat finishes, not frills, pleats and rosettes.
I'm sharing this with the following challenges:
The Male Room - Masculine Ribbon
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - ATG with a twist - Keep It Simple
Completely Christmas - ATG with a Twist - Something beginning with S (Snowflakes)
Just Us Girls - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Dies and Punches