Thursday, September 24, 2009

One stamp two looks

This week for the Flourishes Friday, the ever talented Leslie, has challenged us to use one stamp set and make two cards with different looks. For my first card, I made a winter time Thank You card. Then for my second card, I made a clean and simple fall card. The easiest way for the stamps to look different was by coloring in the buds and bows different colors. Next, was to choose patterned paper that put me in the mood for that season. When I think of fall, I instantly imagine the color orange, so I picked out some Indian Summer designer paper, and orange stitched grosgrain ribbon. For the winter thanks card, I didn't want Christmas colors with are green and red, so I went with a softer color palette using creams, light blue-green and red tones. Since the fall card was so clean, I wanted to dirty up the thanks card, by just distressing the edges of the paper with ink. In this Seasonal Wreaths stamp set there are 4 different wreaths and several sentiments. The possibilities of all the different looks that you can achieve with this set really are endless. That is exactly what I look for when I am making a stamp purchase, it needs to be versatile.
Head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter for Leslie's tutorial on how she achieved her two card looks with the stamp set she chose.
"Winter, With Thanks"
"fall"
Be sure to visit the design team to see their two look cards!!

15 comments:

Amy said...

Both are beautiful. I can't decide which is my favorite!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are so crisp and clean feeling and I love them both. I am GOING to have you teach me how to use buttons. I am... I just love how you can use them and they look like they belong there, where I use them and you wonder... what is she doing. LOL WOnderful cards Latisha.

NancyK said...

Great cards Latisha! I love the bright orange and those buttons are so cute.

Cherie said...

Awesome! Your cards are stunning! Love the layouts and the gorgeous colors you used! Tks for the inspiration!

ChristineCreations said...

What a pretty pair Latisha! I'm partial to the 1st because I love your use of dp. Delicate prints for such a pretty wreath...but I have to say the warmth of the orange is so fun too!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Deb said...

Love them BOTH Latisha! They are each wonderful in its own way! I just wouldn't be able to pick a favorite!

tiffguam said...

I am in LOVE with that second card!

Chris said...

these are both gorgeous!! >"<

Leslie Miller said...

You know, I just love the color palette and the buttons and everything about the first card, and then I look at the second card and think the white with orange is so soft and pretty, and maybe it's my favorite. Funny to say orange is soft, but it does look soft on your card. I love this set and I love both of your cards, so it's a good thing I don't have to choose!

acreativeneed said...

These are both so wonderful, Latisha!! You really did get a different look out of the same stamp! Love the simple elegance of the second one!!
smiles,Deena

Norine said...

just love both of these as always so very pretty
Hugs
Norine

Cindy Lee said...

It's GORGEOUS!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful Latisha! Love your clean style and amazing little details! Both cards are just awesome!

JOAN said...

Wow! Very clever use of the nestabilities. I love both cards.

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