Wednesday

Same Layout - Different Looks


Hello again. I hope that your week is going well. I was busy with our last scrapbook club meeting for 2008 this past weekend, and getting swap cards ready for a meeting yesterday. My swap card was based on this simple sketch above, and I enjoyed using it to make a simple and quick holiday card that can pack alot of punch.

This card used Season of Joy, and it's a perfect solid stamp set that makes fast cards during this busy time of year. The colors used were Riding Hood Red and Handsome Hunter. Perfect, traditional colors where you can't go wrong, don't you think?
The next card uses the exact same sketch, but turned to make the panels vertical. This card uses the same color hues (Handsome Hunter and Rose Red this time), and it took a bit longer to put together because I watercolored all of the flowers. This wonderful flowery stamp set is Embrace Life ~ which I hope you do every day! :)

To add some depth to the two largest flowers after watercoloring, I sponged the very edges of the petals with ink, trimmed them out and popped them up with dimensionals. The leaves were cut free-hand from Whisper White cardstock, and I added the veins in the leaves with my stylus. It's colored with sponges for dimension. There are two small flowers on the sentiment panel that were cut out and popped up with dimensionals. Again, I sponged the edges of my main panels to soften the overall look... I hope you enjoy my post today! Till next time.....

7 comments:

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful cards...Embrace life on a Christmas card is elegant and you did an amazing job coloring it!

Catrules said...

Great cards! They are beautiful! Love them!

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Tai said...

Thanks for sharing how you can use the same layout can look different depending on what and how you stamp.

Tai

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Twila said...

Wow, what a totally different look. I like them both but my favorite has to be the top one.

jazzystamper said...

I love both of these cards but more so the embrace life card. I have just ordered this stamp from our summer mini. After seeing this card I cant wait to use it. Thanks for sharing.

Shellie G. said...

Beautiful cards both. But my fav is most definitely the embrace life. It has so much depth. It really is fantastic.

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