Monday, 23 April 2012

My idea of a gender neutral card







Hi everyone,
Hope all of you have had a lovely weekend. The weather was absolutely fantastic in Sydney this weekend, we are now getting the warm weather that we didn't get in summer, better late than never. 

I have been creating like crazy to get stock ready for Handmade Canberra. I applied to sell my creations at this shop sometime ago but had to delay it till the 1st of May as I had too much going on to try and get everything ready. I now have quite a few things to sell and will try and get more done by the end of this week.

The ladies at Handmade Canberra have asked me to get some unisex or gender neutral cards done, I interpret this as male cards which I have avoided like the plague until now. Today I started designing some male cards and have come up with a few ideas. This card that I made features a free digital spectacle image that I have used as the focus design, on photoshop I changed the colour of the spectacles to orange and many other colours so that I can work with this image later on. The sentiment is computer generated and the two hearts are self adhesive diamante's, I think even gender neutral cards can have a bit of bling :).The border of the main picture is grey but is not coming out as grey in the photo. I think this card can be given to either a male or female, I am happy with the way it turned out, certainly took me out of my comfort zone.

The challenges I have included
Moxie Fab world-The spectacular spectacles challenge
ColourQ-Challenge #133
Young Crafters unite-No coloring allowed

I hope all of you have a great week and thanks so much for visiting :)

9 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

I just love this!!!

Sylvia said...

Such a fun card, Susan, fun row of glasses! Thanks for joining us each week at the ColourQ and sharing your cards.

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. Those glasses are great. TFS.

Yapha said...

Super cute card! Those glasses are so fun! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

Jen said...

Wow, what fun cards. I love glasses and the punny sentiments! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous take of the challenges.

Chris D. said...

Love this card!

kasia c. said...

Fabulous card! I love the layout and the pop of colour from the orange glasses. :)

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for linking this up to the Spectacular Spectacles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)