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Friday, November 18, 2011

Double Inspiration

Today it's my turn to pick again from the September/October issue of Paper Crafts magazine, and I must have chosen well -- both Donelda and I ended up making two cards from my choice! I picked Ellie Augustin's Brew Some Fun card on p. 46. I chose it both for the layout and for the fact that it wasn't a standard A2 size card. First up, the card I'm undecided about:




I decided to go with colours similar to the ones on the inspiration card. The edges of the patterned paper and the pine cone circle are sponged with gold ink, and the image and sentiment are embossed in gold. The sentiment does show up better in real life than it does in the photo! 
Now this one I'm really happy with!




I thought this little polar bear scene was perfect to highlight in a circular frame! And since I already had this patterned paper out from the card I posted yesterday, it all came together quite easily.  
If Donelda had as much fun as I've had doing this, don't be surprised if we do it again one of these days! For now, head on over to Donelda's blog to see her terrific creations!


Supplies: (Happy Holidays) Stampin' Up old olive & very vanilla cardstock, old olive patterned paper, Inkadinkado pine cone stamp, Craft Smart sentiment stamp, Versamark and Colorbox gold inks, gold embossing powder, dimensionals; (polar bears) white cardstock, DCWV patterned paper, Stamp Barn stamp, Brilliance graphite black ink, clear embossing powder, watercolour pencils, Atyou Spica clear glitter marker, silver half-pearls, Offray ribbon, dimensionals Pin It Now!

12 comments:

Angela said...

Wow, Linds, what a week you've had -- I love the olive goodness of the first card (big shocker, I know), especially paired with the elegant gold embossing. The stamp on the second card is so. dang. cute!

Donelda said...

I love them both! The green card is a close match to the inspiration card and I like that you embossed with gold and used the gold ink to sponge. But I absolutely adore the polar bear and love how he is 'spotlighted' in the circle! and the paper is perfect .. and uses up some scrap from the previous crafting adventure! This was a ton of fun!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHH! LOVE the two cards using the same design! I love that first one--love the green paper and gold embossing! AMAZING:) And your second one has the sweetest image ever! LOVE:)

Linda Palmer said...

This is such a sweet card. I love the image and how you have showcased it. Great card!

Heather said...

That polar bear is very sweet and looks perfect framed with a circle; what a great layout.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

beautiful girlie. Love the fabulous embossing on the first and that sweet polar bear is adorable.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Lindsey!

These are really lovely! I love the one with the gold as well, but, yep, the one with the polar bear is absolutely perfect! Looks great in the circle! and pretty colors! I like it a lot!!!

Hugs, Wendy

Meg said...

I agree with you--the green and gold is pretty and elegant, but who can resist a polar bear?!? Love the perfectly placed bling accent and the wonderful subtle coloring (of course, I guess there's not much to color on a polar bear, is there?). It's been fun seeing what the two of you picked out and created!

Jen W. said...

Love the richness of the gold and the green - and you really are an embossing master. Your images always look so clean!
That polar bear image really is super adorable and I love your little touch of bling and perfectly placed bow.

Emily Leiphart said...

These are so beautiful! Wow, I totally love the gold embossing against the green. And I see you got some Sunshine Designs stamps. That little image is one of my favourites!!

Karin said...

I love the great gold embossing, so rich and elegant! That polar bear stamp on the second is so cute!

Virginia L. said...

What a great idea! Sorry that I didn't catch on earlier! These two cards are so different with the same sketch! Love them!