Thursday, June 6, 2013

His and Hers

It seems like lots of cardmakers feel like they struggle with making masculine cards. Today the designers at Clear and Simple Stamps are taking on the challenge of creating masculine cards by starting with a feminine card and making some changes to the design to make it in to a masculine card. To create my pair of cards, I used the same stamp set and a similar layout, but switched up the images, colors and embellishments to come up with two versions of the design.

First up is my feminine design. I started off with an In the Limelight card base and dressed it up with a pair of patterned tape strips with a piece of doily tucked underneath for a feminine touch. I stamped two champagne glasses from the Taglines: By the Glass set on white cardstock. After coloring the images with Copic markers and adding some sparkle with a little glitter, I cut them out and attached them to the cardfront with foam tape. The set’s “a toast for the bride-to-be” sentiment is stamped next to the glasses in black ink. I finished the design off with a twine-tied pink button that I attached to the end of the tape strips.

Here’s my masculine version of the design. It uses the same stamp set and includes most of the same design elements, but with a twist. It’s a similar layout, but oriented portrait-style instead of landscape. I also went with a more masculine earth-toned color palette. Again, I started off with a pair of decorative tape strips. Instead of using a doily, I used a brown panel cut with one of the Toppers dies underneath the tape. I stamped the beer bottle image from the same stamp set, colored it with Copic markers, and cut it out, then adhered it to a pair of layered circle die cuts using foam tape. I attached the circle over the tape strips and added a twine tied button accent. The “what’s brewing” sentiment is stamped in black ink next to the image.

For more his and hers inspiration, don’t miss what the rest of the CSS team has created for today’s challenge.  Here’s where to find them:

Tracy Schultz 
Lori Tecler – you’re here
Clear and Simple Stamps blog 

Materials Used (for hers): 
Taglines: By the Glass stamp set, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, In the Limelight and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers-YR21, YR24, YR30, B0000 (Clear and Simple Stamps); decorative tape, pink button (Michaels); Diamond Stickles (Ranger); paper doily (Hobby Lobby); white twine (Hemptique); foam tape

Materials Used (for his): 
Taglines: By the Glass stamp set, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Kraft Like a Rockstar, Brown Leather Satchel, On the Catwalk Cream, Perfect Little Black Dress, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers-YR21, YR24, YR30, E31, E33, E35, E37, Shapes: Circles and Toppers Combo dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); decorative tape, black button (Michaels); black twine (Hemptique); foam tape


  1. these are so great! Love seeing the 2 of them side by side :)

  2. So cute Lori!! I love the doily on the 'her' card especially. Loving the new blog design, too. Have to admit it's been a few weeks since I've been by but everything looks fab!!


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