Thursday, January 29, 2009

Same image, two very different cards

Interesting stamping session tonight. I was playing with this gorgeous tree stamp from the new Stampin' Up! set Thoughts & Prayers. I inked it up with a big handful of SU! markers (chocolate chip plus several different greens) and stamped it a couple of times. I really liked the way it looked, so I started playing around to see what kind of cards they wanted to be. I ended up with two very different cards, one more masculine and one more feminine, using almost all of the same basic supplies. Very small changes, such as the mat color, knot versus bow, and font made a big difference in the overall feel of the cards. I think I like the masculine one best. What do you think?


Details: stamps - Thoughts & Prayers (Stampin' Up!), Birthday Basics; paper - Aqua Mist, Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey); ink - dark chocolate, markers (SU!); accessories - ripe avocado twill ribbon, 5/16" neutral brads (SU!)


Details: stamps - Thoughts & Prayers (Stampin' Up!), Birthday Basics; paper - Aqua Mist, Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey); ink - dark chocolate, aqua mist, markers (SU!); accessories - aqua mist twill ribbon, eyelet border punch (SU!)

5 comments:

Vera said...

They are both wonderful, Chris, but the masculine one is my favorite, too! Love the layout and those Chocolate Chip brads!

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards, Chris! I'm sure this set will be in my first order from the new catalog! Versatile, indeed!!

Sure enjoyed lunching with you in San Antonio Saturday and stamping your gorgeous card!!

britta said...

ooh I love this-this set was on my maybe list but these samples are pushing it towards my YES list!

justampin Heather said...

Okay, I am not going to change my order and get this one yet. If I say it 3 times will it stick? Wonderful card, love that tree.

Heather P. said...

These are beautiful! I can't wait until my set gets here. :)