Aug 8, 2008

BC59 - Same but Different

Hope you have all had a wonderful week.  It's winding down now and we can all get ready to enjoy the weekend.  In the mean time it's Friday Challenge Day for the Blogger's Challenge Group. This week our challenge was (Same but Different). What that actually meant was we were to create 2 cards using the layout of our choice but different stamps for each card.  So I chose to use a layout from Taylor's Cupcake Challenges.  It's an older one that you can find here: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html You'll need to scroll down the page a little to see her card and sketch.
I also challenged myself further to use some yet "uninked" stamps that I've purchased but never gotten around to using. 
For my first card I chose this adorable little stamp by (Great Impressions).  It has a sentiment on the stamp but I cut it off and mounted it separately on the side of the stamp. The image was colored using Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol.  I highlighted the little flower with a Yellow Spica Glitter Pen.  The ribbon is from JoAnn Essentials line. I used the Ticket Corner Punch on the corners and added Mini Brads (Queen and Co.) and a punched flower (Three For You Punch - SU).
My card base is Pacific Point (I love this blue) from SU's new "In Colors" layered with Red Riding Hood Red also another new "In Color" and distressed the edges with the same color of ink.  Then I added the pretty floral patterned designer paper (source unknown since I cut the tab off - Silly Me). My strip in the middle was done using Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss (Embossed with Cuttlebug Circles Embossing Folder). The image and sentiment (I just used a portion of the entire sentiment) were mounted with Foam Mounting Tape.
Card Number 2 uses this elegant reindeer stamp by
Inkadinkado and a snowflake stamp from SU's retired set, Nature's Secret. The card base is Old Olive layered with patterned paper (Basic Gray - Fruitcake line) that I stamped the snowflake on with Red Ridinghood Red Ink.  The piece down the middle is the reverse side of the designer paper and I added white scalloped borders using SU's new scallop border punch.  The Reindeer was stamped using Red Ridinghood Red ink and highlighted with Spica Glitter Pens and Stickles.  I cut it out using Rectangle Nestabilites Dies.  Card Stock was, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White.  The ribbon is Always Artichoke Grosgrain.  My sentiment was computer generated.  Then I stamped the snowflake off once and onto my sentiment using Red Ridinghood Red ink embossed it with a VersaMark pad and Iridescent Ice EP.  I added 3 Dew Drops to the side and mounted the image and sentiment with foam mounting tape.
Isn't it fun to see how you can use the same layout and yet create very different cards just by changing your stamps, papers, colors, inks etc...So be sure to check out the other members and see what they came up with for this weeks challenge.  You can find them by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
Have a great weekend! - Ida

15 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What beautiful cards Ida! I love how you made one with a cute feel and one elegant feel! I just love the patterned paper in the first card (I wish you knew who made it) and it looks marvelous with the new In-Colors! Wonderful job with this challenge! :D

Lynn Mercurio said...

Great cards, Ida. That's the fabulous thing about a sketch we like...we can use it for just about any occasion. I love both of your cards, and you did a wonderful job of showcasing two very different sets!

Barb Hardeman said...

Ida these are both fabulous. I love that so many are using the new In colors and your selection really shows them off well. Darling mice images and wonderful Christmas Reindeer too. Good work...

Robin Merriman said...

Two very different, but equally beautiful cards! I love them both - what a great job on your color selection and I have to admit - even though I am an SU! only kind of gal - Basic Gray is my secret obsession! Love, love the Christmas card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Both are beautiful Ida - great way to show the versatility of a sketch!

Lisa Bohler said...

That's a neat layout that you chose! Good job on both cards!

Suzanne said...

Both of these are terrific. Love the BG paper on the Christmas one & the other one is adorable.

Lori said...

Love these, Ida. You did a great job with this layout.

thestampspot said...

What beautiful cards Ida, the christmas one is my fave! What a great job on the sketch.

:) Marcia

Andrea said...

Oh wow, great cards.
xAndrea

Kerry D-C said...

ooooooh, Ida! these are both fab-u-liscious! The mouse one is wicked cute and the Christmas one is super pretty!

Sheryl said...

Great cards, Ida! Love the cheeriness of the first one and the elegance of the second one--really shows how versatile a good sketch can be!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Great cards, Ida! The first one is adorable and I love the colors! The Christmas card is so elegant and I love all the scallops! What a fun challenge! Looks like I should have waited one more week to drop out! LOL

Tangerine Dream said...

These cards are just too cute! Great job with the challenge! Love the layouts & the embelishmets!! Have a great week.
Tangii

Elena said...

Fabulous cards! I always like your layouts and color combination!