Wednesday, May 1, 2013

His & Hers Sympathy Cards

Hello Friends! Today in H&H we talked about sympathy cards. Looks like I am not the only one who struggles when it comes to creating them! Anyway...a lot of times in class, it has been said, to 'just take a girl card and figure out how to make it a boy card'. Hmmm...So, that is what I did with today's homework.

I love Papertrey Ink's With Sympathy stamp set. I use it quite often. And that is what I used today.

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If you follow my blog, you've seen the 'hers' card before. But you see with a few little changes, I was able to create a card that is more suitable for 'him'. Even though I used the same flourish stamp, I swapped out the pink rose buds, and added the modern flower. I was able to sneak in a few butterflies on 'his' card, too. I really feel like they work without being to feminine. I opted not to add any ribbon or patterned paper on 'his' card. One of the teachers today, Jennifer Rzasa, created cards with just a peek of colored card stock showing. I thought that was very cool, so that is what I did on 'his' card. When I've created sympathy cards in the past, I never really gave much thought to the gender of the recipient. I always thought about the gender of the person who passed. And I would make a card accordingly. I guess I will be doing things a little differently now!

Only a few more days of class left. I love these shorter classes. I feel like I can participate more and the pace, for me, is so much more relaxed. Tomorrow I think we are working on Mother's Day and Father's Day cards. Should be fun!

Thanks for visiting!


stamp sets: With Sympathy, Through the Trees(Papertrey Ink)   Framed Greetings(GinaK Designs)
card stock: Colonial White(Close to My Heart)   Always Artichoke(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: London Market Collection(Pink Paisley)
ink: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy(Stampin' Up!)   Blush, Bamboo(Close to My Heart)  Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate(Tsukineko)  Tattered Rose Distress Ink(Ranger) 
other: pearls(Stampin' Up!)  organza ribbon(Offray)


Jean said...

This are both beautifully crafted.

Alanna said...

Wow Barb these are gorgeous. You really did a great job using a lot of the same supplies but changing it just perfectly for his and hers.

Carole said...

Wow, gorgeous cards. C x

Jeanne said...

It is fascinating to read about the things one can do to make a card more masculine and feminine. You must be learning a lot and your cards are fabulous!

Cheryl Wright said...

These are absolutely stunning, Barbara. It's a great class, isn't it?

To be honest, I believe your cards are much nice than the samples used in class!!

Sheila H said...

Fabulous designs! Each has perfect elements. The butterflies and touch of colored cardstock work well on the his card. The ribbon is fabulous on hers.