Tuesday, November 25, 2008
One Card Two Ways
Several birthdays of family and friends were this week, so I was on a birthday-card kick this weekend. The first two I wanted to do were for two very different people, so I thought I'd challenge myself to take the same sketch and same sentiment and make it two completely unique ways. With the first, I found this purple background paper that really reminds me of the birthday girl, and came up with a scrap of coordinating purple cardstock. The "Celebrate" stamp is from one of my most versatile sets - it's just four stamps, and the others are "friendship," "thank you," and "love" - I can usually use one of them for just about anything. Since the purple is so dark, I decided not to fight it with a light color ink that might not show up, but instead emboss with one of my sparkle embossing powders. The ribbon picks up on the sparkle with a little silver thread, and the brad gives it a royal touch.
Materials: Paper: SU! Old Olive, unknown textured shimmery white, unknown patterned paper, Papertrey Plum Pudding; Stamp: SU! Wonderful Words; Ink: Versamark; Titanium embossing powder, Papertrey Silver Sheer Metallic Edge ribbon, brad from Creative Imaginations
For the second birthday card, I wanted to get a fun juxtaposition of serious and playful - this shimmery navy cardstock from Papertrey is just right for that feel, and the textured shimmery white scrap I found works with it nicely. The swiss-dotted ribbon from Papertrey brings in some playfulness and girliness, which I finished off with the little Prima flower.
Materials: Paper: Papertrey Night Sky Shimmer, unknown textured shimmery white, SU! Night of Navy (I think - another scrap), Papertrey white; Stamp: SU! Wonderful Words; Ink: Versamark; Papertrey Sheer Swiss Dot ribbon, Titanium embossing powder, Prima flowers, brad