I belong to a Stampin’ Up! stamp club and have for about five years. We get together once a month, have a potluck dinner and do some sort of card or two for the evening. We all make enough cards to exchange with each other and give one to the Ronald McDonald house. It is always a great evening of fellowship with other crafters!
Why am I telling you all of this? Today I am showing off two cards – the first card is one of the cards from a fellow crafter and the second one is the one we made at class.
My friend Wendy (and loyal blog reader) made this card. I admit, this paper has been my least favorite – the colors and patterns are too bold for me. But here is the deal – Wendy did a fabulous job with these papers and colors and made a believer out of me. She mixed these patterns like a pro and topped it off with a great sentiment and brad!
She chose two patterns that offset each other and make the papers shine! And then, instead of just placing the sentiment at the bottom of the card (which I tend to do quite often), Wendy made a bold move - at the top - which is an excellent placement for that sentiment!! Some people just have the knack to put these bold patterns together and they work beautifully! Fantastic card Wendy!
This card is the one we made in class – quite by accident that we used the same papers that Wendy did! The idea was to use the bold pattern on the card – but that just boggles my mind, so I flipped my paper and used the more subtle pattern. And that is the great thing about this dsp – if bold scares you – just flip the paper and you have another choice.
We used a variety of textures on this card – ribbon, embossing folder, washi tape and the patterns. And tied it all together with a sentiment on the washi label punch. The SU! demo (who is not me) did a great job with this card.
I hope you enjoyed these two cards – a great way to showcase the same paper but get two different and distinctive cards!
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