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Feminine and Masculine cards

Happy New Year my crafty friends!  I hope your holiday season went well and that the new year holds wonderful things for you.  Here in Northwest Florida the holiday season is still in mid stream because we are just about to start Mardi Gras season.  When I lived in Connecticut and California I thought of Mardi Gras only on the actual Fat Tuesday when the news showed all the celebration in New Orleans.  Little did I know that the party is all along the northern gulf coast and begins on January 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which is February 28th this year. This area will be filled with parties, balls and parades until then.

So. onto cardmaking.  Have you ever taken a favorite card of yours and made different version of it?  I frequently use the same overall design or sketch and mix it up with a variety of colors and patterns and stamps.  Take a look at the cards below.

I created the pink version back in 2010.  I love the overall design and the simplicity of the image.  The rhinestones, ribbon and hat pin with beads, along with the pink and black color scheme all come together for a very feminine card.  I wanted to take this card and make a masculine version of it so I took another image and colored it with blue and black copic markers (I used the B00 – B05 and N1 – N8 colors). I chose a different embossing folder and used just the bare minimum of embellishments  – a metal brad.

I really like how the masculine version came out and will most likely use this overall design again.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Clean and simple Monday – background builders

Hello friends – I hope your week is starting off well.  It’s the fourth of July week and everything seems to be decked out in red, white and blue around here!

I’m playing along with the CAS challenge at SCS – this week we are to use the colors navy, olive and white.  I also decided to let my stamps do extra duty by creating the background on this card – no it’s not designer paper – just stamps and ink!

I love the versatility of this particular set – Medallions Background Basics from PTI.  It contains two long images – I stamped on in blue and the other in green (both Memento inks) to create the pattern.  The colors have a nice masculine feel to them.  The sentiment is also from PTI and was stamped in the same blue ink used in the background – which is another great reason to use stamps to create a background – instant coordination!

Because this card was so easy to pull together, I decided to make another one – this time with much softer colors.  Here is how it turned out.

I used Palette’s Toile Pink ink (because the Memento Pink I had was just too bright) along with Memento New Sprout.  New Sprout is a close match to SU’s Celery color.  I used celery paper and ribbon on this card.  The sentiment was stamped in a slightly darker green – Memento Bamboo leaves so that it would stand out more.

So – a couple of stamps used in a similar manner but by changing the ink colors I ended up two different looks.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

Mark’s Finest Papers April Release – Day 4!!

 Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s 
April Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Fabulous Dogs Featured April 17
Daffodil Greetings Featured April 18
Hey, Cowboy! Featured April 19
Train Talk Featured April 20

The last set released this week is call Train Talk.   It’s a great set for young and not so young boys!

I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with red pencils.   The plaid paper is from Basic Grey’s Jovial line – yes it is a christmas paper but looks good for a masculine card any time of year!

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don’t forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on April 21, 2012 on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday April 20, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
Sue
Kelli
Janine
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Mark’s Finest Papers February Blog Hop Day 2!

Hello! Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s February Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Relax A Bit Featured February 14
North American Woods Featured February 15
Blessings Featured February 16
Dogwood Blossoms Featured February 17

 

Yesterday’s card was all feminine – today it’s all about the guys!  Here is my card featuring images from todays release – North American Woods.

I stamped the image with Memento Ink on white cardstock and sponged with Memento inks.  The frame was also white cardstock sponged with similar colors.  I used Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe and Potters Clay.  To make it more rustic I used a stipple brush and stippled some black around the frame.

Nestabilities were used to cut out the circles.    I used kraft, black and red cardstock from MFP.  Black twine seemed a good choice to finish it off.

 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don’t forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on February 18, 2012 on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday February 17, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy – you are here!
Bonnie
Harriet
Kathy
Brenda
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Our new promotion begins this month! With the purchase of the February New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our February New Release Mini:
Spring Joy
Thanks for stopping by today – check back tomorrow for day 3!!

men at work

Caution:  Men with tools!   This card is for today’s featured stamper challenge and it gave me a chance to use this great workbench image from Peddlers Pack!  Does your guy have a workbench – or do you?  Is it as neat as this one?

I stamped the image (it’s just one stamp that covers almost the front of a card) in Memento Tuxedo Black on Copic X-Press it Blending cardstock.  Then I went to work coloring with copics – I used a bunch and an image like this calls for many colors in the brown and grey ranges.  Here is what I used

E21-E25-E27….E49-E44-E41……Y19-Y00…R46-R59-R20….N8-N3-N1….C1-C5

Once I finished coloring I mounted it on red, then on a caramel card base.

The “caution” sentiment was computer generated and printed on yellow cardstock – I think is is saffron.

Take a closer look at the embellishment behind the sentiment – see that metallic thing?  That is called a “lock washer” and this one is  a 5/16″ size.  I was at Home Depot with Orvil and saw a small pack of these and thought they would make a great embellishment for a guy card.  I bet if these were in the craft store they would probably sell for about $5, but at Home Depot a pack of 12 were about $1.   I also found some cork pieces that I will use on another “guy” card.

Thanks for stopping by today!