Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Variations on a Theme

Well, you all saw my first cards using this element HERE and I just can't seem to let it go - it's too much fun! I've designed several more cards that started out with pretty much a direct case from Angela McKay (North Shore Stamper) but using a slightly different color combo and dsp (but from the same pack). Somehow she managed to make it look really great so I just had to give it a try. I wasn't happy at all with my first attempt:


Somehow stamping on Very Vanilla with Pool Party and More Mustard just didn't cut it for me. It altered the color too much and I didn't think it looked very good. My second attempt uses the same dsp that Angela used, but I used Whisper White for my card base and for the stamped elements and I added the additional 5 petal - flower from the Island Floral Bigz Die. On both of these cards I punched the centers and painted them with Champagne Mist to give them a shimmery appearance. While I like it, it just wasn't the POP that I wanted to achieve.


My next attempt is with a different color combo, an embossed large flower, different dsp and the addition of a brad. I think I am finally a happy camper!


The lacey edges were created using the new ribbon punch from SU and cutting it in half and adhering it to the edges of the colored cardstock strip.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

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If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

8 comments:

Jill said...

Oooh Chris, now which do I prefer - I don't know I love all of them. Its a great design and so easy to adapt! Hope you are ok. Jill x

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Ohhh, I like the 3rd one . . the best colors matched and details too. But all of them are great!
Hugs,
Kath

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

oorrr maybe the 1st one. i'm getting fickle minded over your cards. lol

The Rubber Maid said...

Love both #'s 2 and 3 as they are a little more powerful in color. Very nice and easy design...which I love. Hope you are well Chris.
Pat

Davi said...

VERY pretty card Christine!! Love the dp and colors with the flower ;)

HandmadebyTLC said...

Beautiful color combo! Terrific thinking of you card!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love your cards and nice to see someone else will start with a grand vision and it just not be "the one" when it is finished. Love all the cards, but I think I like the last one the very best too.

Lee said...

They are all Stunning.xx

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