Thursday, January 12, 2012

One Size Fits All

Didn't I get some good cardmaking news today :) My Yummy Birthday Card won me a 'Glamette' award from The Friday Mashup.Thanks for the award, was pretty excited to see that I got a nod :)

Now onto today's card...Do you ever wish you had a birthday card that you could customize for a men's, woman's or kids' birthday? Well, using this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, I came up with a solution! It's simple, as is this wonderful sketch! I love how classy Baja Breeze and Basic Grey look, and this color combination works for both men's and women's cards. Below is a men's or gender neutral card. Scroll down to see my feminine version.

Tips & Tricks:

*Want to make this card a bit more feminine? Punch out a flower with the Flower Triple Layer Punch and add it in the top left corner. I wanted a little bling, so I added a little rhinestone in the middle. A 1-minute addition makes it a totally different card :)
*I thought the new Satin Pleated Ribbon would be a little girly, but in the Baja Breeze, it totally works on a masculine card!
*I always do everything on a nice, straight line/angle. I decided to mix it up and turn the rectangle 45 degrees and make it a diamond.
*Have you checked out the Delightful Dozen stamp set? It debuted in the 2011/2012 IB&C and replaced the All Holidays stamp set that retired last year. I love how the birthday stamp can be the focal point for the card.

Sometimes, simple is best. I hope you've enjoyed this simple card. 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Linda Callahan said...

Very nice classic card! Love your hints on how to "dress it up" for a lady :)

Tara Murphy said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the Friday Mashup win!! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice, I love the pleated ribbon.

Jen said...

Great card Monica! I like how you can make a subtle change like a flower and suddenly you have a whole different card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!