Wednesday, 26 November 2014

hollywood Film Stars

Good Morning! I have managed to make two cards by 9.30 this morning, which must be a record, it's funny how an imminent deadline can focus the mind! Our challenge for the next two weeks at The Male Room is to use ribbon on a masculine card. Hum... I have been known to say that I think ribbon and gems do not generally go down well with males, especially the ones in my family. Time to eat my words and rise to the challenge!

In my stash I found some acetate film strip, from Tim Holtz. It's years old and the label on the tin it came in says 'film strip ribbon' so I am sure it counts! I had the idea of movie stars, dressing rooms, Hollywood and all that and here is what I made

I used a Tonic die cut for the sentiment, layering it in a darker shade to give a 3d effect, whilst keeping the card itself quite flat (useful when you are going to post it, I've found). The stars are from a set of nesting dies. I chose what I think to be a masculine colour combo and finished off with the film strip ribbon. TBH this doesn't lie as flat as I'd hoped, might have to go back to it later but I needed to get this post up .

As an aside, last night at Craft Club I tried quilling for the first time ever. Watch this space for at sometime soon I will reveal the results of my evening, once I manage to stick all those tiny shapes down! Happy Crafting to all my followers. X


  1. All that before 9.30 - I think you are a star! What a great card - J xx

  2. I think your film strip "ribbon" is unique and fantastic, Louise! It's a star of a card any guy would love to get!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Brilliant ! Your film strip ribbon is just perfect for a guy card and I love the die cut lettering.

  4. Great manly card and it sounds like you are the star! The film strip is fun.


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