Thursday, May 2, 2013

His & Hers ~ Father's and Mother's Day Cards

Hello Friends! Happy Thursday! Today in class we talked about Mother's and Father's Day cards.  So many wonderful techniques were shared, I literally got a headache. I have created two cards for you today.

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I used the Pond Life stamp set for 'his' card. If you enlarge the photo, you will see that I added a single tiny twinkle to the "water"...what can I say? I couldn't resist! It adds just a hint of sparkle. I thought the card needed a little 'something'.  For 'her' card, I was so excited to use the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! My shipment arrived this afternoon and I didn't waste any time tearing into it to create my card. Aren't those colors just luscious? Like sherbet! I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and then embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I took a sponge dauber and swirled on a little ink and then using a paper towel, I wiped off the excess. I adhered the flowers with dimensionals. And, I added a few pearls and gave the focal panel a blast of my home made shimmer spray.

Here is a detail shot for you. If you look closely, you can see a bit of the shimmer. It is sooo pretty in real life.

That's all I have for today. Thank you so much for visiting!


stamp sets: Pond Life(Papertrey Ink)   Secret Garden, Well Scripted(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: Always Artichoke, Crisp Cantalope, Whisper White(Stampin' Up!)  Colonial White(Close to My Heart)
patterned paper: Expedition paper packet(Close to My Heart)
ink: Broken China Distress Ink(Ranger)   Jumbo Java, Pumpkin Spice, Sea Breeze VersaMagic Chalk ink(Tsukineko)  Old Olive, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantalope, Calypso Coral(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Deckled Edge Rectangles(Nestabilities)  Secret Garden(Stampin' Up!)
other: Zing White embossing powder(Simon Says Stamp)   Early Espresso embossing powder(Stampin' Up!)  Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)   pearls(Stampin' Up!)  gold shimmer spray(Blessed Designs by B.)


Sparkle Smith said...

Such lovely cards!

Pam from Maine said...

Both cards are wonderful. Your masculine card really stands out to me. It is very nice looking. I agree with you that the color in your Mother's Day card looks yummy!

Jeanne said...

Wow, Barb, both cards are amazing. The masculine card has a wonderfully unique feel. And the feminine card is so pretty with that delectable color and neat embossing. Again, wow!