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Friday, November 7, 2008

BC#71 -- Same But Different

Edited to add:
Ok.....I realize that I've done this wrong....should be the same stamp used differently. (Guess that makes more sense!! DUH!!) I'm on my way to Pennsylvania shortly, but will re-do the challenge when I return. In the meantime, enjoy these entries anyway!
This week's use the same layout with 2 different stamps OR use the same stamp set in 2 different ways. We had a similar challenge months ago and this was that time, I used the same layout. This time, I've chosen the same stamp set....using a long-time favorite, Lovely as a Tree. You've seen me use this set a lot in the past.......can you stand it again?!!

This first card is one made with my stamp club when I taught them embossing. Easy!....and pretty basic. Don't you just love the crisp look of the trees embossed in black against the white cardstock? Pair that up with the Mellow Moss background....with a little faux stitching, and a double stamped background, of course! The ladies loved this card.

Next is one designed for a Holiday Stamp-a-Stack. This is a favorite of mine....and will be my Christmas card this you are getting a sneak peak!! This design is called a Tent card. The base is 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" folded in half. Add the circle up at the top and the completed card fits into a regular card-size envelope. The scallop circle was created with my new love, the Big Shot and the Scallop Punch #2, the inside was done with the Coluzzel. This card is so sparkly and pretty IRL, the scan just does not do it justice! Please keep in mind that the white area at the top of the card is actually "free space," of my scanner bed.
As you can see, another stamp was used, but it's still the same set. The tree was inked in Always Artichoke, and then carefully, a bit of Close to Cocoa Marker was added for the tree trunk and stamped 3 times without re-inking. Add a bit of glue from the 2-Way Glue pen, sprinkle on the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and it turns elegant! The "bow" was the easiest thing....just punch with the Double Rectangle Punch and slip the ribbon through. The Christmas greeting covers the gap. Oh, and check out the third photo on the left to see the inside. And one of the best things about this card is that it requires NO extra postage!! Gotta LOVE that!!
Thanks for stopping by today.....hope you can take a little time to stop and visit the other Bloggers!
Card #1
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Sanded, Sincere Salutations
Inks: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Basic Black Classic & Craft
CS: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Misc: Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals (for greeting), White Gel Pen, Clear Embossing Powder
Card #2
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Punches Three, Many Merry Greetings
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke
CS: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Misc: Square Scallop Punch, Double Rectangle Punch, Close to Cocoa Marker, Wide Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (from Mini), Dimensionals (for greeting)


Christina said...

OHH these are pretty. Everyone is getting me excited for Christmas!

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Lovely cards!


StampingSelene said...

These are beautiful! I love the idea of making this set into christmas cards. I will shudder when SU! finally retires this set, I go back to it again and again.

Lisa Bohler said...

I vote that these count! I LOVE that set and the layouts and colors that you chose!

Hope you have a safe trip!

Claudia said...

WOW, both are gorgeous!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

These cards are great!! I love this set!

Sally said...

Great cards - love the tree stamps. The green colours work so well.

Wendy said...

Ohh these are lovely, what a nice shade of green very subtle.


wendy Groszkiewicz said...

I don't think you did the challenge used the same stamp set and different layout. They look awesome! So pretty....i've always loved that set!

Jeannette Swain said...

Hey there Barb! Well, you've got two more FABULOUS cards! I especially love the tent card. Might have to create one of these myself. Hugs!

PaperAddictJenn said...

They are both beautiful!

MJ said...

Barb these are great. I love both of them,such a great stamp set.

Robin Merriman said...

Great cards, Barb! Love that stamp set - you've done a wonderful job here.

Kerry D-C said...

These are beautiful, Barb!

Leona said...

These are beautiful... really striking and so traditional aswell...

Chrissy D said...

These are GORGEOUS! Love the different sketches you did! Wonderfully done Barb! TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I somehow missed these last week Barbara! They are both fantastic! Beautifully done! :D


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