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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Girly Girls and Macho Mania Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on our hop this month! If you're arriving here from Shanna's blog; you're in the right place.  If you just "happened" to arrive here; you may want to go to the SNS Home Blog to start from the beginning of our hop so you don't miss any great ideas and details about the prizes up for grabs!


Today I have a little bit of Girly Girls AND Macho Mania for you!  For this guys and gals hop; I thought it might be fun to take a look a the same card done up for either a guy OR a girl.  

 
Let's face it; lots of us struggle with doing "guy" cards.  But if you modify a few simple details; any card design can take on a masculine feel!  So....here's a look at a card using the same basic layout, the same basic formula (saying as main image, all-over print, decorative strip), and also using the same saying - but one is decidedly masculine and one is definitely "girly".  Take a look at both versions - let me know what you think!


Masculine Version:
  • dark & neutral colors
  • straight, sharp lines (decorative strip & saying cutout)
  • natural elements (woodgrain & rope)
  • simple metal studs accents




Full supply list & instructions for this design can be found in the SNS Art gallery here.

(click any photo for better view)






      Feminine Version:
  • light / pastel colors
  •  soft, rounded lines/ shapes (decorative strip & saying cutout)
  • sparkling elements (glitter accents & stripes on decorative strip and on saying piece)
  • pearl accents

Full supply list and directions for this version can be found in the SNS Art Gallery here.



Both cards use a saying from the great new Set 498 - Horses.  I've been having a lot of fun playing with this new set.  Did you see the colorful card I did from this set in my previous post?   Be sure to check that out below or here.   (Don't forget to come back here to finish off the hop though!)   I think you're really going to love this set as much as I do!

Here's a peek at the whole set.  Isn't it great?!





So, what do you think about my masculine and feminine versions of this card?  Doesn't this make it seem so much easier to make any design appropriate for a guy or a gal?  Let me know your thoughts before you hop on by (& that qualifies you for prizes too)!  I always love to read and appreciate all your comments!!


Now hop on over to Shona's Blog for even more inspiration (yep, you arrived here from Shanna & are now headed on over to Shona's - no, that's not a typo lol!)  Have lots of fun on the rest of the hop and I hope to see you again soon!

Until next time,
***Julie***

PS - If you liked what you saw today (or on any of my posts), I'd love for you to become a follower.  I really enjoy sharing  my designs with fellow enthusiasts and would love to have you follow along too!

42 comments:

Brenda said...

Love how you took the same phrase and made it into two distinctively different cards! One masculine and one feminine.... My favorite is the first though....

Barbara Bruder said...

Julie, great idea to make a girlie and a manly version of the same theme and the same sentiment. Great job.

Anne Temple said...

What a great idea to make two versions using the same theme. Both look great.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous cards, love the coloring job and all the details on your card!

SusanH said...

I like both of these cards - I like how you used the horses theme for a masculine and feminine card!

Gina said...

Love the cards. Thanks for giving me two different ideas for the stamps. Thanks

Katy said...

Both of these cards are great! Love how versatile this set is!

Rose Wilson said...

your cards are very lovely and the colors
Thanks

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I must say i'm more partial to the girly one cause I'm into pink (& purple)
Would make the male one if I had male friend that was into horses. Could take supplies for both to class & give ladies their choice.
thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
Linda Gibb

christi said...

these are great. my grand daughter loves hourses so i am really liking these. thanks for the great inspiration.

NanaConnie said...

Love the way you did both girly and masculine on your two cards, Julie! Thanks for sharing that with us. Great inspiration. I love that stamp set and it's now on my wish list. :-D

Shanna Shands said...

Love your take on both themes. I love the ride on! Love the chocolate!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Julie, that is so cool that you took the set and made both a masculine and feminine card with it. Horse lovers are in all genders, that is for sure!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Julie - your two cards are lovely - both so peaceful and pretty, both done with such love colors and in the same sketch, and both so appealing - just really really pretty. I love this style of card and am pinning your cards to remember in the future. hugs, de

namabear said...

Julie I like both cards but your masculine card is just awesome luv the color scheme Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are fabulous. I love the layout.

Dianne Potter said...

Great point about the card similarities. But, the guy card is definitely my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

NWFlamingo said...

Great examples of HE and SHE!

Pat Garvin said...

2 great cards.

Janet said...

You did a great job of changing the colors to use the same stamp set for a girl or a boy.

Mickie said...

Both of these are right down my alley, I love horses and I do love the way you have created these cards.

carrie said...

Great cards! Love how you were able to adapt one sentiment and make two totally different cards.

Jean Bullock said...

How cute. Love the his and her cards. Great job.

Pamela Selinski said...

I like the fact that both cards use the sentiment from one stamp set. Quite often I will get a stamp and use it for only one card. I particularly like the one in pink.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great idea to use the same set for both themes. Love both of them, amazing how different they are!

Ann w said...

Great cards. Using the saying two different ways is great.

Natasha said...

awesome cards sweetie, love the way you've done both with the same theme and stamp set and yet they are so very different. Hugs xNx

Candy Meyers said...

Great job on these cards. I like the way you used the same layout for both a male and female card. Thanks,
Candy Meyers

Janet Mack said...

Both cards are great. This set can definitely be used for a guy or girl.

Anita Braddock said...

Such Awesome cards love the layering and the stamp sets at=re great and any man or boy would love this. thanks for sharing.

Gita said...

What a great idea to do a similar card but in guy/girl version. I actually prefer the 1st one but both are great!! Good job!

Winterseve said...

What an amazing job with both cards! I love them! The masculine is my favorite though. You can almost smell leather from here. Now I need this set...you comvinced me.

Penny Ockey said...

I love both cards! Thanks for sharing!

Karenladd said...

Love how you used a similar design for two very different cards. I really like the horse one...beautiful inking!

Karin said...

So jealous of your creativity right now...lol! Awesome guy card, I love how you inked the edges of it and the color of the female version is so pretty! Well done :)

Anonymous said...

I am a horse lover so the card with theories was perfect for me.
Barbara Mitchel

elf1023 said...

Love the cards, the stamps, the colors. Guy cards are always a welcome. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pat K said...

Great cards! Great sentiments!

Roseanna C said...

Love your cards, same sentiment both girly and macho, thanks for the inspiration.
I am now a follower, I want to see more!

AuntDi said...

Love that you made both girly and masculine cards out of the same idea. They are really cute.

Linda said...

Great cards Julie! I love both your designs.

dmbennett said...

Awesome cards. Love both designs, but my fav is the girly one.... Love the soft colors you used.