Welcome to the Clear and Simple Stamps group project for May! Today, the design team has been asked to use the same set of stamps to create projects in both a masculine and feminine style. With graduation and summer vacation already the talk of the house with my kids, I decided to create a pair of graduation cards - one for him, one for her.
To keep this simple, I grabbed my stack of Boarding Pass papers from October Afternoon for the base of each card. Then, I gathered my favorite stamps featuring stars from Clear and Simple Stamps - Sweet Dreams for the top border and the trio of stars from Taglines.
For my little guy, I used a mix of bold and soft blue ink for my stamping with just a hint of yellow. To repeat the chevron pattern of my paper, I found a matching twill ribbon to tie the look together. A simple button and burlap string was just the finishing touch.
For my daughter's card, I followed the same look - only changed the colors and choice of paper. I decided on what else but pink - of course! For her card, I chose a bright pink trim from Webster's Pages that already had pleats. This left all the fussy work out for me and I was able to adhere it to my card lickity-split!
I was so proud that I also followed the rule of three on these cards. It's a rule I don't follow often, but since I did it this one time, I wanted to make sure to point it out. Lol!
Now it's time to head on over to the design team blogs and see what they've created using the masculine/feminine group project theme!