The Same But Different
So do you wake up in the morning and ponder what am I going to wear today? I am guessing on most days, if you are anything like me, you are on autopilot and you pick out the next item of clothing you can find that is clean without thinking too much about it. With Noah being out of school, the summer just does that to me. Everyone will still know me whether I'm wearing the pink ruffled top or the white striped shirt because I’m still the same just different today, right?
I took that concept into my card making. I’ve said many times that you can take any stamp set and create about a million plus different cards with it. So, I started by selecting two different sets, Matchbox Messages and A Great Friend to create my cards with today. I also was inspired by two challenges to help get my brain a pondering. My first card was inspired by the Simply Less is More One Layer Challenge. The Matchbox Messages set has two wonderful frames that fit the challenge perfectly. I chose the vined frame as I love that it is not perfect. I used reverse masking to place the images inside with a bit of Crumb Cake ink distressing.
For this second card, I selected this superior example of a card and cased it to make it my own. I love the bright colors she used, but I think I do better when I stick to some neutrals with a touch of color. I know you noticed that the main panels are the same but different. As I am a big fan of gift sets, I think it would be great to create an array of these same but different cards to give as a set. What do you think?
Stamps: Matchbox Messages, A Great Friend
Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Jet Black Stazon
Tools: Sheet of Copy Paper, Sponge, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Old Olive and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers, Paper Snips
Techniques Used: Reverse Masking, Sponging
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!