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.