Wednesday, 1 May 2013

New Home cards for His n Hers class

Hello everyone,

The decorating is coming along nicely but I'll be so glad to have everything put back into the bedroom so I can stop tripping over it in other temporary storage spots like the landing and bathroom! It has also meant that crafting time is down to the minimum so I am already 2 days behind on the new Online Card Classes 'His and Hers' class. I hate making masculine cards so I'm hoping that this class will be as informative as the others have been and give me some much needed help in this department. I took some time this morning to do the homework for day 1 which was to make his and hers cards. I needed to make a new home card for my eldest son who moved to a new flat yesterday, so I got to work.

I decided to use similar ideas for both cards and also use similar stamps. For the masculine card I used smokey shadow card along with kraft card as this has a suitably 'male' look about it. I used the 'Love Dwells Here' stamps from the Craft's Meow and coordinating Spellbinders dies to make the house. However, the house had a heart on it which I did not think would go down well in a 'house of trouser', even if it was stamped on dark card,

so I cut a little tag and put it over the heart as a cunning disguise which my son can push to one side if he wants to see the cute heart in private!

We have been shown that bold, graphic sentiments look best on masculine cards but I did not have a suitable stamp, so I took the one I had

and coloured the open letters with black pen to 'man it up' a bit

I also used a triangle stamp from my new Sketched Shapes set from Papertrey Ink to make a border.

My twine was lost against the kraft background so I dyed it with smokey shadow ink and placed the whole panel on a smokey shadow card base. I was quite pleased with how this tuned out.

For my girly card I used the same triangle stamp and sentiment  but used a different house stamp from Polka Doodles and different colours.

I stamped the border, used it vertically and added strips of patterned paper, a tip from an earlier class. This time I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the house and used foam tape to raise it from the background which I had stamped with a little fence and some foliage. I used a Copic marker to add some shadow. This time I embossed the sentiment and left it open but added the word 'new' in pink ink . A few scattered hearts finished it off. The same ideas but 2 very different cards.

I'm linking this up to the Simon Says Stamps 'Happy Mail' challenge
and the first card into the Stamping for the weekend using dies challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x 


  1. Great cards Carol all so different but equally fabulous..
    Oh I really am envious of you seeing 'ole blue eyes' in person...hope you concentrated on the


  2. Love your cards Carol, both the masculine version and the feminine.

  3. Love, love, love these Carol! Two perfect CAS cards!

  4. Hi Carol - your cards are fantastic!

  5. Wow--Now I think I should have taken this class. Both your cards are so incredible, and I see what you did to 'man up' your son's card, and those are great tips. Can't wait to see all of your homework.

  6. Carol both of these are wonderful! You get an A++ from me. I love the last house stamp … how cute is that!

  7. Oh, these are both wonderful, Carol!

  8. Wow, two wonderful cards, different but stunning. My favoruite is the second one as I just love the house.

  9. Both fabulous cards and created so differently - a stunning colour scheme and details on the first and sweet image for the second and wonderful sentiment!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  10. Oh Carol! Two brilliant cards! Just love the care and thought you've put into your son's card. I know cards aren't really a man thing but he's sure to admire and appreciate this one!

    I haven't managed my blog round lately but I see you are still being wonderfully creative. And thank you for still sticking with my blog - its very much appreciated! xx

  11. OMGosh, Carol, these are both going in my faves!! I absolutely adore the tricks you shared with covering the heart and DYING the twine! Genius! And your lady card is SO cheerful!!!

    (I'm now behind in Class, too, but we'll catch up eventually!)

  12. I absolutely adore these!! :) Will be doing some catch up today too!

  13. This is such a nice project! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!


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Carol x


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