Apr 19 2016

Control Freaks April 2016 Blog Hop

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It’s time for our monthly Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Stampers!  I loved seeing some of the members in person at On Stage this past week! Welcome to our April Blog Hop!  Whether you started here, or have just come from Dawn Olchefske’s blog, I’m sure you’ll find lots of inspiration!  Continue on around until you get back here to complete the tour.

 

The theme this month is Ladies and Gentlemen cards.  My thoughts went to taking one set and making both a feminine and masculine card version using it!  So here’s what I came up with!

 

April 2016 Botanical Blooms
 

Here are the details for the masculine version first:

April 2016 Botanical Blooms His
 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Mossy Meadow cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Next is the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper, cut with the Circles Framelit so the Whisper White shows through.
  • The greeting from Suite Sayings is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black inside the opening.
  • The leaves from the Botanical Builder Framelits were cut from Crumb Cake Cardstock, stamped with the leaf veins from Botanical Blooms Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow Ink, then sponged around the edges with Mossy Meadow Ink.  They are popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A Basic Black Neutrals Button is tied with Linen Thread and added to the leaves.

 

Next up is the feminine version:

April 2016 Botanical Blooms Hers
 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Blushing Bride Cardstock folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper is cut with the Circle Framelit so the Whisper White shows through.
  • The greeting from Suite Sayings is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink inside the opening.
  • The large flower is cut with the Botanicals Builder Framelits and Blushing Bride Cardstock, the inside flower with Whisper White and the center from Hello Honey cardstock.  Two small flowers were cut from Hello Honey along side the larger flower.  The fern leaves were cut from Mint Macaron cardstock.  They were added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots.
  • A Rich Regals Candy Dot was placed in the center of the larger flower and Pearls for the smaller flowers.

 

OK…that’s it for me!  Time to move on to the next stop on the blog tour, the fabulous Melissa Stout!  I’m sure you’ll love her projects!  Then continue on around the tour!

 

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3 People have left comments on this post

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:04:28
Libby said:

Two great cards you have created. I really like the simplicity of the mens card!

May 8, 2016 - 06:05:17
Jackie Warchol said:

Love this card its my favorite stamp set…

May 8, 2016 - 06:05:14
Jackie Warchol said:

Love these cards its my favorite stamp set…