Wednesday, January 23, 2008

2 more down...

I decided to deviate from that one layout for my "assignment" to another go-to style I often use. I was going to make two of the same cards, but there were little things I didn't quite like with the first one. For instance, I would rather have River Rock ribbon on this one, but I do not have any. I went with a strip of river rock textured paper instead. The card works, but I just wasn't loving it.

So I made little changes for the second card. Instead of using the striped side of the DP, I used the floral side. It's busier and packs way more of a visual punch. I increased the ruby red mat by about 1/8''. I stamped the branch to make it seem as though it was growing onto the paper, instead of floating. I also went with a bigger, fancier sentiment. Instead of stamping the background with linen, then the bamboo, I went with textured guava paper. It's funny, they are almost the exact same card, but I really prefer the second one.
Stamps: Embrace Life, Faux Ribbon, It's Your Birthday, Linen
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava
Paper: Very Vanilla, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock
Accessories, etc.: pop dots, blender pen


  1. I think they are both fantastic! But who is to argue with you after reading your! Love the look!

  2. Cute cards, Natasha!! This is such a great layout, isn't it? :)

  3. They are both great...but I think I am with you...I like the second one the best too. Great card!! :0)

  4. Awesome "go to" layout! Love them both...wonderful colouring, and I think the 2nd is my favorite too! Love the double sided paper that you can just flip to get another look! Wonderfulcards.

  5. i like both cards... but the 2nd one best- i think the branch coming off the edge looks awesome!

  6. What great cards. Love how they turned out. jennie