Thursday, April 16, 2015

His and Hers Birthday Cards

Hello Friends! I hope everyone is having a pleasant week.  I've been enjoying the nice Spring temperature and all the beautiful flowers that are blooming now. Spring is one of my favorite seasons and it seems to be the shortest here in my neck of the woods. Summer is fast approaching and that is the time I a big ol' bear! Anywho...

A while ago, I took an Online Card Class called His & Hers, where we learned how to create a feminine and a masculine card out of the same supplies. I turned to those lessons for today's card share. I am always in need of birthday cards, so I decided to create a His & Hers set of cards, featuring the Blueprint Cupcake by Tim Holtz.

I started out by stamping my image onto Very Vanilla card stock and die cutting with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies. I knew I wanted to paper piece the cupcake liner and also add dimension with the frosting, candle and flame, so I stamped all of those onto various scraps of patterned paper and card stock. I colored all of the pieces with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended them with Gamsol and a paper stump. Then, I fussy cut everything out, added dimensional adhesive onto the backs and assembled all the bits and pieces.



I used a Clear Wink of Stella on the flame and then coated it with Glossy Accents. It really produces a lovely effect...shimmery and shiny. And, I spread a thin layer of liquid glue onto the frosting and sprinkled on a little Crystal glitter to give that a bit of sparkle, as well. Wood veneer stars finished off the His version and I used gold stars from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off the Hers version.

Once I had the focal panels assembled, I worked on the inside panels of the cards. 

I added a humorous greeting to His.

And kept Hers short and sweet.

And that is it from me today. As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend.


stamps: Blueprint Cupcake(Tim Holtz)  "Wishing you the happiest of Birthdays" from Cake & Candles(Avery Elle)  "Finally a day that really is all about you" from Really Good Greetings(Stampin' Up!)  stars from Birthday Balloons(Simon Says Stamp)
card stock: Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Print Poetry(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink(Ranger)  Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Stitched Rectangles(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: Gold stars(Pretty Pink Posh)  Wood stars(Studio Calico)  Clear Wink of Stella(Zig)  Crystal glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)
coloring medium: Prismacolor Colored Pencils
other: Glossy Accents(Ranger)

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

You did a great job on these cards, Barb. I like the idea of using the same image and tweaking it for masculine and feminine cards. Those wood veneer stars are perfect for the guy card! Everything looks terrific. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! :)