The card on the right is the one I made for my son, Nick, who is currently attending college in Colorado for outdoor recreation. He loves to mountain climb and the card on the right was my inspiration for his birthday card. I saw the card on Pinterest and found out that it was made by Erin Lincoln and was published in Paper Crafts "Card Creations for Him".
I liked Erin's card very much, but wanted to make the card my own. I used black card stock as the base, then used a shimmery gray textured card stock (both from a local scrapbook store). I wish I had a better picture of my card, but It would lay flat because of the textured cardstock. I traced one of the many carabiners we have around the house on yellow, green and orange cardstock and cut them out. I then used silver shiny paper and attached them to the orange, yellow and green carabiners with silver brads so they would open like a real carabiners. I attached them to the card by tying them on with black cording. I then printed off different mountain climbing terms cut and attached them to the front of the card. My card isn't as clean and simple as Erin's, but I still like the way it turned out and Nick thought it was a great card. He called me the day he received it pretty excited about the card. Don't you just love it when you make a card for someone that you know is just perfect for them? It is one of the biggest reasons why I make cards!