Can it be September already? Yes, it can! And it's time for the Creation Station Blog Hop. Our theme this month is "His & Hers". The design team is designing two cards using the same layout, one for a guy and one for a gal. There's lots of inspiration for you on the hop this week, so hop along using the "Next" button at the end of each blog.
I have used a simple layout for my cards: each has an embossed background layered on a coordinating piece of card stock and then on the card base. There is a 1-1/2" strip of designer series paper layered on the front 1" from the left-hand side of the card. Both cards have twine wrapped on the left-hand side of the designer series paper strip and metallic pearl accents. The embossing folder for each card was inked on the inside before embossing the card stock to accent the embossed pattern: Whisper White craft ink on the "His" card and Crumb Cake classic ink on the "Hers" card.
The "His" card features the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies and the Come Sail Away designer series paper. The background piece was embossed with the High Seas 3D embossing folder on Balmy Blue Card stock. The second layer is Night of Navy and the card base is Sahara Sand. The lighthouse was stamped in Sahara Sand. The sea plant is Sahara Sand and the wheel is Soft Suede. The twine is Night of Navy/Sahara Sand baker's twine. A bit of the Night of Navy from this twine was used to tie on the anchor trinket from the Sail Away Trinkets. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White card stock and fussy cut close to the letters.
The "Hers" card features elements from the Pressed Petals Suite: Scripty 3D embossing folder, Pressed Petals specialty designer series paper, and the Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape. The card base is Crumb Cake with layers of Mossy Meadow and Rococo Rose. The Mossy Meadow twine is from the Magnolia Lane ribbon combo pack. The greeting is from Very Versailles stamp set and was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Crumb Cake and fussy cut close to the letters. The Mossy Meadow leaves were punched out with the Sprig punch. The vellum leaf was punched out of Old Olive Vellum from the Perennial Essence vellum card stock pack using the Leaf Punch.
Tips for the Flower: I found it easiest to use my silicone craft sheet to arrange the flower petals from the Pressed Petals washi tape. The petals stayed together much better when I used a glue dot on the tip of the petal as I arranged them in the flower shape. Once the flower was completed I used my Embossing buddy to remove the sticky on the back outside edges of the flower so the flower would not flatten out on my card. I used glue dots to adhere my flower to the card and a glue dot to adhere the Gold Faceted Gem to the center of the flower.
Now let's head on over to Jennifer's blog to see what she has for us today--she' an amazing stamper!
Thanks for stopping by today! I'd love to know what you think of my "His & Hers" creations!--Sara Nell