I've a busy day today with appointments about This and phone calls about That. You know how it goes. So, banterless, we begin:
Yesterday I started taking another of the delightful classes given by Online Card Classes (OCC). This time the class is about making "His & Hers" cards, a similar idea you can find via the sketch challenge Seize the Birthday (STB) . With STB, one week you use a sketch for a lady and the next week you use the same sketch and make a card for a gent. With OCC, there are lots of terrific trips and tricks and techniques via excellent videos.
Well, there aren't so many trips actually, unless you count going back and forth to your closets, drawers, and shelves. I meant to say "tips," of course. Anyway, it would sure be nice if I could get in the habit of killing both sexes with one card, as it were, making two each time. One can hope.
If you'd like to take the class, I believe the above link will give you the info. If not, lemeno.
For my two cards today, I'm playing in the Fusion Card Challenge. The Fusion hypothesis this week is:
For the first time, I did not "fuse" my cards! This week I chose to use only Jackie's fun sketch challenge for both my cards.
For the feminine version, I also used the warm colors of this week's Dynamic Duos.
The DD DT have made all their inspiration cards birthday cards in honor of Vicki Burdick! I made a birthday card for Vicki here for Lesley's personal blog hop, so my cards for this post are "thinking of you," per the OCC.
As well, my cards are Quick And Clean And Simple, a new category we shall call QACAS. That just sounds wrong.
Firstly, my Lady Card:
I love that sparkly and fun button paper, from either K&Company or DCWV. I just punched the buttons out of the sheet and then applied the third adorable button (shankless) from GKW.
Secondly, my Gent Card:
The kraft paper is heat embossed with white embossing powder using a mesh background stamp from SU!. The gentlemanly burlap bow tie is from Dear Lizzy.
I have to admit it felt really good to use the same sketch and create a second card, this time for a man.
Before I go, there is always time to have you meet two new friends! Today I'd love to introduce you to Marie of Ink'd Wings and Chris of Pear Shaped Crafting. I always adore the blog names you crafters come up with! Thank you for joining us, ladies, and providing us with your amazing inspiration!
Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy. LITS*!
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