Tuesday, April 30, 2013

His & Hers, Day 1 Homework

Yep, I'm taking another Online Card Class. This time it's His & Hers, and we're learning to use the same (or similar) elements to create both a masculine and a feminine card.

The first day we learned to use a simple mask with floral stamps for two different looks. Here's my feminine version, pretty much CASEd from Jennifer's class sample:

I used the green Memento marker for my defining lines, and I cut apart not one but two clear stamp sets to mix up the sentiment. If you haven't done that yet, I highly recommend it. It presents so many options!

Also, please ignore the halo effect of that far flower's center. I might have been too eager to stamp the sentiment and didn't let the liquid pearls dry. Please don't be like me. Do all your stamping first, then add the liquid pearls. Sigh.

Here is my masculine card (also CASEd):

I used the leaves from the same Paper Smooches stamp set I used for the flowers on the feminine card. I stamped them first in white, then with HA Soft Granite for the shadow. I went one step further and added the shadow to the sentiment, too. You should have heard me repeating to myself, out loud: "Don't do it, it's fine, don't DO it ..." followed by "OMG, YOU GOT IT RIGHT!" The only botch was my attempt to draw white lines. I covered the top one with washi tape, which also gave me the grey lines I wanted, but I didn't have the right marker. WIN.

Now I'm off to watch today's lesson.

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SOS #99 - All About Numbers

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to use numbers on your card. That's right, numbers. You know you've got 'em:  miscellaneous number stickers, number stamps, number themed paper, number dies, metal numbers, anything with a number will work!

I may or may not have all of the above *ahem* ... I mean, come on, you just never know when you might need a number or two, am I right? That must explain the partial box of felt numbers I have in my "miscellaneous" drawer. So I challenged myself to use them, and this is what came out:

It all started with that numbers background stamp that was still out from making my Dad's birthday card. I decided to go with primary colors so I could use the primary felt numbers (there are also some pastel numbers, but I'll save those for another time). I think I did too good of a job lining the blue 8 up with the stamped number 8, since it looks all white in the middle and kinda blurry. The other felt numbers have some stamped images peeking through.

These numbers are so old (how old are they? and if you don't know that reference, I'm sorry for you) ... okay, they are so old that when I peeled off the backing they were no longer sticky, so I had to attach them with some glossy accents. Nothing is easy in my world.

I tried to line up the felt numbers with their corresponding printed numbers, and that left a big ole empty in the top left, so I wrapped a piece of left-over orange ribbon around the corner and called it good.

I layered it all onto a piece of SU Night of Navy card stock, and put a thin strip of navy above the stripey paper I stamped with my Impression Obsession Random Lines stamp and Butter Bar ink.

Since the numbers were out, I made two more:

I didn't add any orange ribbon to these, but I think they are okay.

I hope these will be good boy birthday cards for OWH.

Okay then, now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and pull out some of your hoarded and neglected numbers (stickers, paper, stamps, dies, etc.), use them on a card, then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made!

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Products used but not linked below: SU Night of Navy card stock, SU Tangerine grosgrain ribbon (retired), misc felt numbers.