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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Girly vs. Masculine

Good morning everyone.....hope you are doing well on this beautiful Sunday morning and you are doing lots of fun things this weekend!!! We went to a movie Friday night...we saw the Lincoln Lawyer and it was pretty good...of course, anything with Matthew McConaughey in it is wonderful!!!! Last night we met my DD Holly and her DH John at my parents and hung out for a while. It's always fun to catch up on all the family news!! Anyway...I did get in the craft room for a little while to play with some new goodies!!
I used a new Unity Itty Bitty stamp called Love for this card...it was stamped with Rich Cocoa, colored with copics, and the image was sponged while it was still in the Nestabilities. Sewing was done around the background borders and lace, gold cording, a rolled felt flower, Candy Dot center, and plastic flowers and leaf from Prima finish it off.

Recipe: Stamps: Unity Itty Bitty called Love, Paper: White, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Memory Box dp called Brioche, Accessories: Felt, Rolled Flower Die from MFT, Candy Dot, Gold Cording, Prima flowers and Leaves, Lace, Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Copics

This is for the following challenges:

1. Wee Memories: favorite color combo (red, blue, brown)

2. Drunken Stampers - sponging

3. Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - flowers or flowers and pearls

4. Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge - use dies or punches and ribbon/lace


I made this card yesterday for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast. The hostess was my sweet friend Anne (Itsapassion) and she picked an awesome site called Outer Bankes Trading Group...it was full of beachy and nautical goodies to draw inspiration from.


I have lots of men in my family and almost no masculine cards in my stash...you should here the whines when I give them a card with ribbons and lace...LOL!!! Anyway, I hope to fix that little problem by using the Yacht Club papers from Webster's Pages...I love the nautical theme!! The challenge site was the perfect place to find some *guy* inspiration...thanks, Anne!! I chose this pillow for my inspiration and used Unity's Celebrate set that coordinates with the Webster's Pages paper. The striped sailboat is the stamped image....it was colored with copics and popped up with dimensionals. The celebrate sentiment was stamped on the dp and sewing and distressing were done around the edges. Twine and a wooden botton finish it off.

Recipe: Stamps: Unity Celebrate Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Webster's Pages Yacht Club dp Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Accessories: Sewing Machine, Button, Twine


18 comments:

Carole of Brum said...

Morning Joan, nice to see a girlie and a guy card in the same post. Well, what can I say, I love the girlie card and how you picked up all the colours from the backing paper in your embellishments. Such a nice stamped image too, the kind you can use for lots of different cards. And your boat card is perfect for men, no wails of protest there, twine and a chunky button are very manly! CoB

Crystal said...

Happy Sunday Joan, WOW both of your creaitons are WONDERFUL!!!! Great Masculine creation!!

Crystal said...

Happy Sunday Joan, WOW both of your creaitons are WONDERFUL!!!! Great Masculine creation!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What great cards, love the bird with the sewing and the paper and the second card is so perfect for a masculine card. Sounds like you had a great time with family.

Cheryl said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love that felt flower on the first card. Love the papers on that masculine card.

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bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Something for both today and I really like your choices! The 'girlie' card is right up my alley, love the colors, design & bling! The 'guy' card is great especially the taylored paper, button & twine!

Linda Palmer said...

Love both these cards. They are both great masculine cards even the bird and nest. Love the embellishments on both and think they are great cards.

Tammy said...

Both of the cards are wonderful fun. Smack those guys who moan about lace!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are sooooooo wonderful!!! tfs!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are over-the-tops Joan! I love the splash of red in the first one and the soothing colors of the second one. Fab cards girlfriend!

Bev J. said...

Neat guy card which are a challenge for me; seems I use the same image over and over. Thanks for the inspiration.

JulieA said...

Wonderful cards, Joan! Isn't it wonderful to use the new stuff? What a great feeling!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER Joan, these creations are just stunning!! LOVE the gold cording around your flowers on the top card and button with the twine on the second!! Just beautiful!! TFS! HUGS

Charlene said...

OM gosh...that first one is sooo elegant, Joan and the second is a perfect masculine card and we know how hard those are to master... great job!!

Monique said...

Oh my goodness Joan.. I am always so inspired when I come and visit.. Love both cards.. Just love the felt flower with gold cording and embellies on the first one...Beautiful!!

Jackie said...

I love this card Joan! The colors, design....everything just flows together beautifully! Awesome job & TFS!!!!

Rae said...

Hi Joan,
Love both your creations! The first card is soft and feminine, an your masculine card is a perfect for that guy in your life! I'm checking out your blog on a very small screen, I can't wait to get a better look at these cards on my big screen!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love 'em both! Great cards and inspiration, Joan!
Happy Spring!