Boy & Girl Cards

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We celebrate two birthday's in my family this week. My Aunt on the 14th and her Papa, my Grandpa on the 16th. I made them each a card. I used my Block Party Card Kit and basically the same papers & supplies to make both a masculine and a feminine card.

I challenged myself to create a centered design. I feel like my designs are always off of a corner for some reason. This time, they're front and center.

For the lady version, I mixed patterned paper -- both strips and punched out shapes-- washi tape and a stamped sentiment. I added a glitter brad, used that beautiful flower stamp and finished off with some baker's twine.

For the manly version, I used some of those same patterned papers & my ticket and circle punches to punch out a few shapes. Which I again centered on the card base. After that I stamped my sentiment, using the numbers stamp from this collection and adhered it with foam adhesive.

For some reason, this reminds me of the front grill of a car. Perhaps it's why I think it looks manly :)

Both cards got splatters of silver mist.
Both use the same monochromatic color scheme with red thrown in!
Both were pretty quick and simple to make.

They've been sent off to San Antonio. I wish both of them a Happy Birthday & a wonderful year!

cheers & besos,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :)

    I love the gray/red combination here! So pretty!