Nov 7, 2008

BC72 Same But Different - Riley Celebrates the Holidays











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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27 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both are wonderful creations...and what a cute Riley image this is! Such fun holiday colors and two great layouts. Great job Ida!

Nikki Bond said...

These are fabulous! Love the layouts and the colors...and that glitter snowflakes is too cute! {sMILES}

Elena said...

Your cards are so cute! I love this little guy!
Really like the embossed background at your first card! And what a neat idea to add brads at the center of the flower and snowflake! Your sentiment tag is adorable!
Love what you did with Beate's sketch!Felt ribbon, sparkled snowfake - very pretty!

StampingSelene said...

I love your stamp choices, and what you did with it! The round shape adds so much to this image! Teeeeerific! :)

Kristen said...

Ida, Great cards. Hmmmm is one of those mine...heheheh....Both cards are great. You did a nice job with the challenge.

Kerry D-C said...

Hee hee! Gotta love that Riley! Both of these are so darling and FUN!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

LOVE it!! Great cards, great stamp, great layouts!! =) -Anna.

Katie Skiff said...

Those are both beautiful!! I just got some of those images...aren't they cute!!

Lisa said...

Adorable cards! Great job! And I see you stole my name for the stamp girls in my area...stampin' girls gone wild! haha Actually, my hubby coined it. Ours is the "Cougar" edition! Sorry...little segway there! Love your cards this week!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Ida! These are both so creative. I love that you used less traditional green for your layers and you sure can't go wrong with Riley! Great job...

Lisa Somerville said...

Love your colors and layouts!

Catherine said...

both cards are just adorable and i got the same idea with that cute banner from Anna, i actually saw it long time ago but didn't even remember that she added foam dots to keep the shape...now i now :)

Connie Paxman said...

Love the greens you used and the cuttlebug pops right out..
Awesome PP to compliment.
connie paxman

Dee Jackson said...

Fabulous colors and layout!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Ida! I just LOVE both of these card...the image, colors, the 'bug embossed piece...it's all perfect! Beautifully done! :D

Marcia P said...

These are awesome Christmas cards Ida. That Riley image is so sweet, you could just cuddle him!

Sheryl said...

Riley is so cute--great cards. Love the layouts for both.

Lisa Bohler said...

These are wonderful! You've really captured Riley at his best with your coloring!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

So adorable! And great coloring, also! Great job! And great idea to show two different watercoloring techniques!

Lori said...

These are adorable, Ida! This Riley image is perfect for holiday cards.

Patti Chesky said...

So adorable!!! Great stamp to use on both cards!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both so fun! Great colours and a fabulous little set!

Jeannette Swain said...

Very cute cards Ida. Wonderful coice!

Claudia said...

Both cards are too cute. I totally love those colors!

Robin Merriman said...

How cute are these! Love that little moose! Great job this week.

Chrissy D said...

I am catching up from last weeks BC! These are so cute. I love the stamp - you did an amazing job on both of these! TFS!

Barbara said...

Sorry I missed these cuties! They are both so fun....that Riley stamp is just the cutest!!! Fabulous job (as always) on both!