Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Same card, twice

Good morning peeps!
I want to show you the other two cards that I made with the same base, but different embellishments. I am really loving this way of working with four bases and yet a different look for each card. I think it actually helps my inspiration to make the first one with my original idea and then thinking "what else can I do...." it seems like my brain starts imagining other twists and it's like playing with new toys!!!  So I am really looking forward to having extra cards in my stash really soon!!!

The butterfly on the top card is made with a Cuttlebug folder I had not used yet...I LOVE IT!!! I don't know how well you can see it....I used an old looking newspaper print I had, applied some browns and oranges (Distress Inks) and then the folder cuts and dry embosses. It turned out really great. I edged it with some more burlap brown distress ink to define the edges a little more. The flourish is a Tim Holtz die cut that cuts two flourishes at the same time...I love both of those and tend to use them everywhere!
Then I put on some tiny black pearls on the butterfly and the flourish.

This second card is not one of my favorites but the colors are pretty and  it makes me think of a friend I have....so that one is getting sent to her for a Birthday I missed a couple of weeks ago....All of these cards say "Thinking of You"....which is true....I'm thinking about how bad I feel for missing their Birthdays lol!!!

Anyway, the ribbon is an absolutely beautiful wide ribbon with beautiful colors. It is see through with these stripes of blue, green and pink. I love beautiful ribbon and this is one of the best.

So, that's it for today. Hope this inspires you to make two, three or four cards at a time but altered so that they don't all look the same....then you never have to worry about sending the same card to the same person twice (ouch...that would not be a good thing) AND it gets your imagination juices flowing to twists things around and use different embellishments from that stash you have.

Of course, finding some challenges to enter is always part of the blogging fun. I love challenge blogs...if you haven't tried them, do it today. There are so many wonderful places to look and enjoy the wonderful talent...Here's some I found that I entered for these cards:


Check out these sites, you'll enjoy the talent.
Please leave me some comments about how you do your cards. I love to hear from you.


  1. Hello Elena, I hope I'm leaving comment on the right post, 'cause you haven't mentioned anything about playing the CASE Study challenge? I love the embossed butterfly, both cards are pretty! xxx

  2. very pretty! love the 2 different looks!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  3. Very pretty!! Love the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week.

  4. Beautiful cards, that butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


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