HAPPY FRIDAY! - Boy am I glad this week is over (more importantly I'm glad I don't have to listen to any more Political campaigning - UGH!) Moving right along...
For our Bloggers Challenge this week we had (Same But Different). We could either make 2 cards using the same stamps but different layouts or 2 cards using the same layout but different stamps. I opted to do my cards using the same stamps but different layouts.
My cards are also part of the Mystery Image Challenge on another group (SGGW) that I belong too. The image that I'm using is Riley Moose (Isn't he adorable?)
For my first card I used Ridinghood Red Card stock for my base and then layered that to Old Olive. Next I embossed a piece of Kiwi Kiss cs with the Snowdots embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. I added to Red Brads (Queen and Co.) to the side. Then I added a strip of Ridinghood Red cs layered with designer paper by Scenic Route (Rocland Lindsey Street). I colored my Riley image with Prisma Colored Pencils and blended with Gamsol. I added some sparkle with a clear Spica Glitter pen to the Snowman and Riley's hat. It's hard to see in the scan but it really looks pretty in real life. I colored and cut out another hat and mounted it over my image with foam mounting tape for added dimension. These were cut out with Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities. I added a banner of Kiwi Kiss that I stamped my sentiment (Hero Arts) with Garden Green ink, distressed the edges with Kiwi Kiss and pierced it. I also added a red button threaded with white thread. This is a neat idea for a sentiment that I learned from Anna (Sweet Miss Daisy) which you can read about here: to complete my card.
For my 2nd card I used a layout from Beate weekend sketch #64 found here . I really liked this sketch and wanted to give it a try. I am very happy with how it turned out. My card base is Chocolate Chip layered with Old Olive that I stamped the Fine Lace (SU Retired) background stamp with Old Olive ink and distressed the edges. Then I used a piece of designer paper (Ski Slope collection from the holiday mini catalog). I added scalloped pieces of Real Red card stock that I pierced and layered with strips of Chocolate Chip and a piece of Old Olive layered with the Chocolate Chip felt ribbon from the holiday mini. I love how fun that ribbon looks. I stamped my sentiment (Hero Arts) with Chocolate Chip ink. My Riley image was watercolored using and Aqua painter and colors to match the DP. I added some liquid applique to Riley's hat and the snow under the snowman. I also added frosted lace stickles to the snowman. I cute my images out with Circle Nestabilities. I punched a snowflake out of Baja Breeze card stock and embossed it using a Versa Mark pad and Iridescent Ice EP. Then I layered a smaller snowflake punched with Shimmery White cs (source unknown) and added a mini red brad (Queen and Co.) and mounted my image with foam mounting tape.
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