Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Masculine Card - A Feminine Card

I switched gears midstream when creating these two cards.  One is clearly masculine; the other is very feminine. 

First up is the masculine card.  It was created for the CASology challenge combined with the sketch challenge at Stamp Ink Paper.  The theme at CASology was "Aquatic".  And here is the sketch at SIP . . .

SIP Sketch Challenge 9

I used supplies from a Simon Says Stamp kit to create this card. 

My card base is gray, and I used a gray print as a base to adhere all the pattern papers.   A Simon Says Stamp stitched die was used to create the circle. 

Next up is a card created that is a combination of the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and a photo inspiration at StampNation, my favorite craft space.  Here is the sketch . . .

I actually created two cards, a slight variation that you'll see between one and the other . . .

The pattern paper on this one does all of the talking.  It's from a Studio Calico kit, and when I saw it I new I wanted it to be the focal point on a card.  Love the bright, cheerful colors.  

Instead of a banner, I used a border of pink paper which I embellished with a little Wink of Stella.  

And on this second card, you can see that border as changed up a bit. 

I've got some creations in the works to post in the coming days, and I hope you had some time over the weekend to create.

Supplies Used - You Are a Lifesaver
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp*
Pattern Paper:  Authentique's Seaside*
Stamps:  Sailing from Simon Says Stamp*
Dies:  Stitched Circle Dies from Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  Simon Says Stamp
Ribbon:  Twine from The Twinery
Other:  Anchor Clip from Maya Road*, Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
*From July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

Supplies Used - Daisy Cards
Card created using supplies from Studio Calico's Pop Art Card Kit (Cardstock, pattern paper, stamp set. 
Additional Supplies:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and Hero Arts Ink


  1. Fabulous cards! The patterned paper on your second card is gorgeous and the angled strip of pink is very effective. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Such a perfect way to showcase gorgeous patterned paper! And I love your slightly angled border! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. I'm loving that little metal anchor! So sweet! Red, white and blue are perfect for the theme too! :)
    Your flower card is so bright and cheerful! The staggered, triangular pieces are eye catching!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us over at CASology!

  4. That anchor (is it a paper clip) is brilliant! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  5. Three gorgeous cards, Debbie! Love that little anchor and the flowery patterned paper is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  6. Both are gorgeous cards, Debbie! Love your use of the SSS kit and that cute anchor in the first, and the gorgeous patterned paper in the second. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

  7. Well, I love that anchor and the coordinating paper...what a great take on the cue at CASology!