Friday, February 3, 2012

Freestyle Fridays - Double Header

For this week I went with a little simple yet elegant with 2 cards using the same stamp set, colors and layout. The technique is embossing and sponging on the first card, and daubers on the second card.

The card base is Very Vanilla with a layer of Early Espresso.  For the first one, on a layer of Very Vanilla leaves from the stamp set Petal Prints (last seen in the 2006-2007 catalog and still a favorite today) were embossed with clear embossing powder. The Charcoal, Mahogany and Tea Stain colors from the Distressing Essentials Kit were sponged in a circular motion then wiped with a paper towel.  On a second piece of Very Vanilla the sentiment Thank You was stamped with Early Espresso classic Ink.  This was adhered to the bottom part of the embossed piece and a strip of Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon was added to strategically hide the seam between the two Very Vanilla Layers.


On the second card the same method was used with the exceptions of the stamp used (still from Petal Prints) and the Blue color (again from the Distressing Essentials Kit) was added.  The color combination on this one is a favorite between the two.  The sentiment was also stamped in Early Espresso classic ink.

Both of these cards are in the mail to two very special people in my life as of the writing of this post.  Going to keep it a surprise as to who the recipients are. Shouldn't be much longer ladies.  They were mailed on Jan 30.

********REGINA'S MISSION********

To help your creativity flowing this week Regina, you are missioned to make two cards using the same stamp set, same colors and same technique.  The challenging part, keep it simple and one embellishment only! 

See Ya Next Week!  


Regina Andari - said...

Oooooh . . . a really challenging mission . . . only one embellishment, huh? This should be fun. Your cards both look very pretty, and I like your technique--it's too bad that I don't have the distressing kit (if you can believe that).

Jacoline said...

Wow Julie both these cards are extraordinary .. they are simple but just so creative and very, very elegant. You have done it again and whoever the people are that you are sending them too will be just thrilled. Hope that all is well and that Frankii is doing well too.... miss his stories and pictures. Have a great weekend and thank you again for such great techniques.