Control Freaks April Tour: Ladies & Gentlemen



Welcome to the Control Freaks monthly blog tour!  I am so excited to be joining these ladies again this month. Our theme this month is Ladies & Gentlemen.  If you started at the beginning of the tour, you just visited the very talented, Connie Babbert.


I know some people really struggle with creating masculine cards, but I'm going to show you an easy formula that I find very helpful.  I like to use a sketch as my starting point for the design. On today's cards, I'm using this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  Then, I select my papers and stamps:  Suite Sayings stamp set and It's My Party Designer Series Paper.



By simply changing the colors of the cards, I can easily have a masculine or feminine card.  You'll notice that all the other elements are exactly the same.



Paper Measurements

Whisper White card base:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"

Basic Black card stock:  4" x 5-1/4"

Whisper White card stock:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

Black DSP layers (3):  1-1/2" x 3-1/2"

DSP banners:  1/2" thick



I embellished both cards with the It's My Party enamel dots and punched stars from Silver Glimmer Paper.



The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  The 2" circle punch fits it perfectly.

Try this next time you're struggling with a masculine card.  Find a layout/design that you like and simply switch out the colors and patterns for a more masculine look. Here is one more example using the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Greatest Greetings stamp set.




Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web!  Don't forget to visit Wendy Weixler to continue on the blog tour. 







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  1. Lisa Marie | 19th Apr 16

    I love the paper combinations on these cards!

  2. Lisa Marie | 19th Apr 16

    I love the paper combinations you used on all these cards!

  3. Kimberly Jones | 20th Apr 16

    Great card for all of the strips of paper that stare at you wondering when is it going to be my turn to be a card. TFS! Will be making up some to show how to use dsp quickly and working from your scrap bin. Mine is overflowing!

  4. libby | 20th Apr 16

    Wow! I love all your cards you created for this tour! Great pairings that I’l have to pin! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Wanda Cullen | 20th Apr 16

    Love how all your beautiful papers change the tone of the card for a variety of recipients! So glad you were able to join us at Mojo Monday!

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