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Sunday, January 29, 2017

adventures with feminine/masculine

I'm preparing for a card-making party, for which the hostess requested a Mother's Day card.  I knew I wanted to use Beautiful You and Blooms & Bliss, but I didn't have a layout in mind. I looked through the challenges I'm familiar with, and I think Hand Stamped Sentiments had exactly what I needed:
stamp sets - Beautiful You, Circle of Spring; ink- Basic Gray, Sweet Sugarplum; card stock - Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride; designer series paper - Blooms & Bliss; Big Shot with Layering Circles and Wonderful Wreath framelits 

At the Watercooler, Gail requested masculine cards, and I've made quite a few flowery feminine cards lately; I needed a break, and an excuse to test out my new dynamic (extra-deep) embossing folder.  This time, I needed a color palette, and again went browsing through challenges - this one is from Create with Connie and Mary:
stamp set - Nailed It; ink - Smoky Slate; card stock - Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry; designer series paper - Party Animal; Big Shot with Hexagons Dynamic textured embossing folder

8 comments:

Connie Babbert said...

Both cards are wonderful, but especially love the simplicity of the masculine card! Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Heather Hopson said...

Kathe, you certainly "Nailed it" LOL, with this one. I love your color palette it really worked out great with that stamp set. Thank You for joining us on Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. well done!

Marsha J Reed said...

Great card, Kathe! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, what a great masculine card. I love the way you've used the products from the Urban Underground Suite. The texture of the Hexagons EF makes the perfect background for those stamped tools. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

I love the Nailed It set because it's so much fun to craft with. Your card shows off the tools beautifully and I really like the warm colours. Great masculine card. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

PJ said...

I like both cards, but I'm partial to the beautiful you one. That is one of my favorites. I'm going to be posting a few of my cards on my blog too. I think you did a fabulous job and hope you have a really nice card making party.
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brrenwick said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose! Thank you for joining us at HSS!

Jenny Engelke said...

What a fun and sassy card you've made with our sketch this week, Kathe! I love the color combo!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!