Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Stamping 411 Challenge


Here is my take on this week's challenge over at Stamping 411.
I used Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and River Rock and the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set to create these two cards. I guess I have to pick just one to enter the challenge, right? I don't know which one to pick!!!
This idea came to me while I was working on my last set of cards (originally, I was going to use a different set to do this challenge). I loved the masking with this set and how it looked.

I started with a suede base, added a layer of vanilla and ripped the edge. Then I added the layer of river rock and ripped that edge, too. I started with a basic brown ink (I don't have a Soft Suede ink pad... YET) rose in the corner- stamped off once on my scrap paper to lighten the color a bit. On one card, I added the two other flowers in River Rock. It's subtle, and I like it, but on the second card I decided to add them in the brown, but I did forget to stamp them off once so they are a bit darker. A happy mistake because I do like the different shades.
I love the sentiment on this set, and I punched it out with the large oval and sponged the edges. One is sponged in river rock, the other in the brown.
On one, I used brown grograin ribbon (another treat from the big bag 0' ribbon from my friend, Susan) and on the other, I used a brown binder clip with a piece or river rock ribbon.
I really like them both...
Thanks for looking...

9 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

I like them both too! Would be difficult for me to decide.The colors are so pretty together. Thanks for playing along.

Kerin said...

Why pick just one, they're both beautiful! I love that you changed up the same card by adding a special embellishment to each.

Cindy said...

Yeah why having to choose, I would pick both for different reasons. Great cards. you can post both of them on the Stamping 411, I sometimes will do more than one card for the same challenge.
Cindy
PS Thanks for the comment on my card, and your welcome to case it.
Cindy

Selene Kempton said...

Oh wow! these are gorgeous! I like them both! Rich beautiful color... Awesome job!

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful cards! Love the richness!

gbarron56 said...

Another great card, Lisa -- you're on a roll! Blessings, Gretchen

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great cards!! I love what you did with the ribbon on the second card!! Thanks for playing along!

Robin Merriman said...

Love the monochromatic look!

Connie Babbert said...

More great cards! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411!