Friday, May 17, 2013

His & Hers ~ Thank You Cards

Hello Friends! Happy Friday! I realized that I had not posted my cards for the last lesson in the His & Hers online card class. Kristina presented a very simple sketch for us to follow. Her cards were amazing, created in her unique clean and simple style. I, however, struggled with mine. The idea with these, was to be able to create a nice CAS thank you card quickly and still have it be well thought out and planned. we go.


When I created this one, I used second generation stamping and I shouldn't have. The print on the patterned paper is very bold and I needed stronger ink colors to balance that time!


Bright and sunny was what I was going for on this one. I made it with my new friend, Pam in mind. I've been going to water aerobics several times a week and I mentioned that the chlorine was taking a toll on my skin and one of the ladies, Pam, bought me a few bars of soap to try out. I thought that was so sweet! As I stated above, the sketch for these cards was very simple, using minimal embellishments for easy mailing, which I can appreciate.

So there you have it! I completed each assignment for this class. I really enjoyed this one. It helped me to think outside the box when creating cards and also to think about creating a masculine and a feminine card at the same time, causing my stash to grow quickly.

I hope you have enjoyed my little sneak peeks into the His&Hers Online card class. Of course, I can't give away all the secrets, but I think I shared a few tips and tricks you can incorporate into your own card making. 

Thank you for visiting me today. Make it a great weekend!


stamp sets: Say It In Style(Close to My Heart)  big star from Picture It!(GinaK Designs)   Vintage Vogue(Stampin' Up!)  bitty stars from Spring Garden(WaltzingMouse Stamps)
card stock: 120# White, Kraft(GinaK Designs)  Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)  Colonial White(Close to My Heart)
patterned paper: Modern Homemaker, Seaside(October Afternoon)
inks: Indian Corn Blue, Sweet Leaf, Tulip(Close to My Heart)  Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie(Stampin' Up!)  VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black(Tsukineko)
punches: Scallop Border(Stampin' Up!)  Zig Zag(Martha Stewart Crafts)  corner rounder(EK Success)
other: rhinestones(Stampin' Up!)  sequin from my stash



Alanna said...

I love these Barb. They are just perfect.

Sheila H said...

Thanks for sharing your homework, Barb! I really appreciate the tips you've given those of us who were unabe to attend class. Love your cards - you deserve an "A!"

Jeanne said...

I agree with Sheila! Thank you so much, Barb! You've done an amazing job and it sure sounds like you have enjoyed yourself as well. Win, win!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!