Control Freaks April Tour: Ladies & Gentlemen

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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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5 COMMENTS

  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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