Jan 16 2009

Bloggers’ Challenge 82 – Same but Different

Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge was to create two cards…same but different.  Either use the same layout and different sets (as I did) or use the same set and create two different cards.

I decided to use the card we did in my class the other night as one and then use the same layout for another card.  The heart card from the set Always used the Thumping technique with markers.  Since I used two colors close together in hue (Rose Red and Regal Rose), the Thumping color variation is subtle.  I also used the new Raspberry Fizz designer paper!  Love the bright colors.  I pulled out a little used color, Orchid Opulence, for the base of my card!  It goes surprisingly well.  I used a strip of Rose Red for the Scallop Edge punch.  Always is stamped in Rose Red and then the little flower medallion in the center with Cameo Coral, and I added a gold mini brad to the center.  I punched the white with the 1 1/4 circle and the Cameo Coral with the 1 3/8 to mat.  The circles are popped up with dimensionals.

On the second baby card, I used the retiring set, Bundled in Love and retiring paper, Georgia Peach.  I took my colors from the designer paper and colored the little hippo with Pretty in Pink markers and my Aqua Painter on Shimmer paper.  For Baby was stamped with Basic Black on both the Whisper White and Pretty in Pink and punched with the small tag punch.  I hand-cut around the outline on the white to make the lines stand out a little more and secured both layers with an Old Olive mini brad.  The Scallop Edge punch was used on Old Olive and the base card is Pretty in Pink.  I folded over a couple small pieces of white Taffeta ribbon and placed under the top of the hippo layers for added interest.  I think the pink Hippo is just TOO cute!  

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  As of right now, we have NOTHING planned…I enjoy those types of weekends!  Hopefully, I can get a little personal stamping done!





12 People have left comments on this post

Jan 16, 2009 - 10:01:43

Fantastic job Connie on both of your cards this week. You and I had hearts on the mind, didn’t we! Love your design and images choices. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jan 16, 2009 - 10:01:15
Lisa B. said:

Both cards are darling! I like the choice of using the piece of folded ribbon on each card!

Jan 16, 2009 - 10:01:28

Love this layout Connie! Casing for sure! Cute cards and color combos…..

Jan 16, 2009 - 10:01:57
Lisa Martz said:

OH SO Cute! I’m going to miss the Georgia peach paper! Boo Hoo…sniff…..sniff

Jan 16, 2009 - 11:01:30
Susan Hackney said:

Love both cards! The hippo is adorable.


Jan 16, 2009 - 11:01:34
Ida said:

Wonderfuly Layout – Both cards are so cute and what a difference changing the colors and stamp makes. The Baby card is adorable and the Heart card is so pretty. Love that DP.

Jan 16, 2009 - 04:01:28
Nikki said:

Love your layout! The heart image looks great with that new DP and the hippo one is tooo cute! {SMILES}

Jan 17, 2009 - 09:01:28
Lori said:

Great layout, Connie! I like how you used the tag punch for the sentiment on the baby card.

Jan 17, 2009 - 09:01:30
dianne adams said:

Great colors and images!

Jan 17, 2009 - 12:01:48
Kerry D-C said:

These are both so yummy, Connie!! lovely colors!

Jan 17, 2009 - 04:01:24
nola said:

Connie—your cards are great. Always is still one of the top 10 on my list of favorite stamp sets.
Also, I scrolled down—you do great work!

Jan 19, 2009 - 10:01:27

Super Job with the challenge! These are beautiful!