This weeks Bloggers' Challenge was "The Same but Different", use the same layout but change the stamps, paper, etc. I am soooo in love with these Joy Fold cards, that I just had to do some more. Can I take a second here to just say that if you are not familiar with the Splitcoast Stampers website, I highly recommend that you visit them frequently...talk about a wealth of knowledge and ideas!!!! (I thought I was the last one on the planet to learn about them, but apparently not). Anyway...these cards were so much fun to make! I made a super cute snowman one a few posts back that I am sure will be one of our Christmas cards this year. My first card uses Dreams du Jour a brand new set by Stampin Up! (if you do not have a new Catalog yet, you'd better run and get one...it is awesome!!!!). I also used the new SU In Colors, I love these new In Colors!!!! I used Crystal Effects on the flowers for some dimension. I really wanted to put some pearls (from the Pretties Kit) on here but the white on white didn't work! I also didn't have a circle punch the right size to put a circle of color under each one, but once I decided to "chalk" the edges it made the pearls look fine on there (whew). The butterfly seemed a little 'flat' so I stamped another one, cut it out and glued him on top. I also used blender pens and re inkers of the new In colors to color the image. Later this week, I plan to make some of my own In Color markers, with old SU pens!
Supplies (all supplies are Stampin Up!):
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Paper: Holiday Happenings DP, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstocks
Accessories: Pearls from the Pretties Kit, Crystal Effects, Blender Pens, Sponge, Scallop Circle punch, circle punches, ticket corner punch, dimensionals
For my 2nd card I used the Bloomin' Beautiful (which I heard a rumor tht it made it into the new Catalog - as you can tell I have not yet received my catalog, but I've seen lots of pictures!). I'll be stalking the UPS guy and the mailman today!!!
Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful (SU)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: Chocolate Remix (by PTI), Brocade Blue cs (SU), Chocolate Chip cs (SU)
Accessories: Mat Pack, Ribbon (PTI), Black and Clear Spica glitter pens, Copic markers, Scallop Circle punch (SU), circle punches (SU)
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you are one of those priveledged enough to have receieved your catty already, please feel free to come over and share...I'll cook for you!!! lol