2.21.2014

Feminine and Masculine

Happy Friday!  Friday is my favorite day of the week because it holds all the promise of the weekend.  Today I have two cards for you made using the same color palette from the Colour Me challenge.
CMCC #8
When I first saw the colors I thought they would make a nice baby card.  I still do, but that's not what I made.   First I made this floral beauty.


Isn't it lovely?  The dots in the background mimic the dots that are stamped on the focal panel.

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 My next card started out as a baby card, but turned into a Thank You card because I am in need of lots of thank you cards and no baby boy cards.


The panels were started in the same way as my floral card, stamping over and over down the paper to get a lighter shade each time.  The center panel was created by stamping first in Soft Sky, then in Pistachio Pudding.  The perfect colored chevrons are from a package I won during the Seasons Of Giving blog hop.  I love these so much.

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I wasn't sure I could pull off CAS with this sketch, but I'm pleased that I did!   Thank goodness, because it means I can enter this week's Cardz 4 Guyz challenge to create a CAS masculine card.  CAS is often the safest way to go when creating cards for guys and it one of the reasons I strive to be a better CAS cardmaker.

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo
Challenge #6 CAS 

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Happy Watercolor (SU),  Special Wishes (Penny Black), Express Yourself (SU Hostess)
Misc: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SU-SAB), Misc. Chevron embellies


20 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards, Heather! You rocked these colors on both! ♥

Cazro said...

I love how you have created your three strips of colour to the card. Wonderful masculine CAS. Thanks for sharing with us once again, nice to see you return to Cardz 4 Guyz. Good luck with the DT application, this will be continued for at least another week. Caz

OttawaMom said...

Both your cards are fabulous. Clean, simple and great takes on our colours this week. Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Me...!

Katie Melhus said...

Great contrast between masculine and femine cards for this color combo. You really showcased how many different ways you can go with the same starting point. Great work! So glad you're playing along this week at Colour Me...!

Katie Melhus said...

Great contrast between masculine and femine cards for this color combo. You really showcased how many different ways you can go with the same starting point. Great work! So glad you're playing along this week at Colour Me...!

Julie Beech said...

What a great take on the CAS theme and using a sketch to boot. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Deborah Frings said...

I really think you rocked the colour challenge. The feminine version is really pretty, but it's your guy card that I just love. The clean, simple design is fab!

createwithcheryl.me said...

Heather, I was browsing around this site after adding my card to the challenge & fell in love with your cards!! Love your style!

Susangail Powell said...

Heather - these are FABTASTIC!!!! I absolutely LOVE them both!!

Susie Wittwer said...

Both cards are fantastic! I love how you've used our challenge colors!
Thank you for joining us at Colour Me!

Hayley Kew said...

Happy everything indeed! So happy you enjoyed our colours this week - lovely job :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Both cards are so beautiful! You are a master of doing watercolor cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous set of cards... love the soft watercolor look to the first one! thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me!

Kimbo said...

Both great cards. The masculine cars is just right for our CAS challenge. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

Kristie Goulet said...

Congrats on your pick over at Colour Me! :) ♥

Greta said...

These are wonderful! Congrats on the HM at Colour Me!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congrats again on your shout out at Freshly Made sketches. You are on a roll! ♥

desertskyquilts said...

Both cards are great, but I LOVE the polka dot one!

Alison Barclay said...

Stunning - they are both beautiful. I love the panels on your second card. :)

Sally said...

Love these colors and designs~ I've let so much get discontinued at SU~ So pretty~