Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On The Links & Background Basics: Wrought Iron - Day 4

Greetings, Blogland, and welcome back! Today is day four of Papertrey Ink's March release countdown and I thought it might be fun to try a "His & Hers" theme today. Both On The Links and Background Basics: Wrought Iron are versatile enough to be useful for either ladies or fellas. I aim to show you that by making simple color and embellishment substitutions you can get projects that will suit any Jack or Jill.

My first set today features a Mother's Day and Father's Day card; both made with BB: Wrought Iron. The cards use many of the same supplies.


In both cards, I stamped one of the ironwork backgrounds onto cardstock (His: Simply Chartreuse, Hers: Berry Sorbet) and matted them with a neutral (His: Soft Stone, Hers: white) before wrapping them with ribbon and mounting them to the card base.


The small sentiment was then stamped and the die cut letters were attached with foam tape. Very few changes, but the "His" card still feels masculine and the "Hers" card still feels feminine. I chose to use the simpler ironwork strip for the "His" card and toned down the brightness of the colors by using more subdued neutrals.


"Her" card uses the more intricate ironwork strip and enhances the playfulness of the colors by using bright white as the neutral.

The second set of cards today is a retirement duo using On The Links. Again, there are very few changes, but both cards work well.


In both cards I stamped the green scene and matted it with a gender-appropriate color. Her decorative edge is soft scallops while his is a bolder pinked edge.


"Her" focal panel was tied with a petite bow while "His" was embellished with a row of pierced dots. The sentiment on each card is the same, but "Hers" is stamped on the Friendship Jar Label while "His" is stamped on one of the more angular Little Labels shapes.


Both focal points received a little decorative stitching and were then mounted to a Spring Moss, herringbone-stamped base.

Thank you for stopping by today! Tomorrow is the last day for the March countdown and I'll be back with a handful of additional projects featuring On The Links and Background Basics: Wrought Iron. In the meantime don't forget to check in with Nichole, Heather, Dawn, and Melissa for more projects and inspiration. I hope to see you tomorrow!

All products are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Dad It's Your Day Card:
Stamps: Fillable Frames #8, Background Basics: Wrought Iron (available March 15th)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Soft Stone, Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Smoky Shadow; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Lowercase Block Alpha Dies, Smoky Shadow Saddle Stitched Ribbon; Square Punch - EK Success; Foam Tape - Scotch


Mom It's Your Day Card:
Stamps: Fillable Frames #8, Background Basics: Wrought Iron (available March 15th)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet; generic white
Ink: Smoky Shadow; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Lowercase Block Alpha Dies, Lemon Tart Saddle Stitched Ribbon; Circle Dies - Quickuts; Corner Chomper - We Are Memory Keepers; Foam Tape - Scotch

His Happy Retirement Card:
Stamps: On The Links (available March 15th), Mixed Messages, Background Basics: Houndstooth
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Enchanted Evening; generic white
Ink: Spring Moss, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Little Labels Die; Foam tape - Scotch; Green Embroidery Thread - DMC; Pinked Scissors; Pin

Her Happy Retirement Card:
Stamps: On The Links (available March 15th), Mixed Messages, Background Basics: Houndstooth
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Lemon Tart; generic white
Ink: Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Friendship Jar Label Die, Small Scalloped Border Die; Foam tape - Scotch; White Embroidery Thread, Green Embroidery Thread - DMC; Corner Chomper - We Are Memory Keepers

6 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Lovely cards, Lizzie. I am so diggin' the wrought iron!

Kathy said...

Clean and simple with spin...whimisical and elegant!

Gabby said...

Nice CAS golf cards. I like the wrought iron set. :)

Makalah said...

Great cards!

Something to think about - blue and yellow as "gender appropriate"? Why limit ourselves to colors based on what gender we are?

jintyoo7 said...

Eeek, I must have missed this post :( Better late than never - your "his and hers" are gorgeous :)

Debbie Olson said...

Clean, crisp, and fabulous, Lizzie--great job!