Wednesday, August 17, 2011
One Card Two Ways - Winter Post Welcome Christmas Cards
You can read below for the details on my cards and/or continue on the hop and go to my friend Barb's blog for a look at what wonderful creation she has come up with for the theme.
My items for the theme are my Stampin' Up! Winter Post and Heard From The Heart stamp sets. I made two cards with two different feels just changing the accent color and accessories. I used the same base colors of Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake but one card has the brigther Cherry Cobbler color and the other the rich but warmer Bravo Burgundy. I like the vintage look of the Winter Post stamp set so after I created the card with the Cherry Cobbler, I decided to go a little more vintage by using the Bravo Burgundy and then also adding some distressing using items from the Stressing Essentials kit. Coloring the image with different mediums also changes the feel. The Stampin' Write markers used on the Cherry Cobbler card are much bolder and gave more saturation of color but the Watercolor Crayons give a more softer feel for the desired look for the Bravo Burgundy card. The other difference is the background on the Crumb Cake panels. The embossed panel is bold and goes well with the bright cherry color but the stamped background is subtle and perfect for the burgundy card. So you can see that you can take 1 image and use it 2 different ways by changing up one color and embellishments.