Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Outlined Occasions - One Card, 2 Looks

Today's pair of Thank You cards use Pool Party and Calypso Coral together - a colour combination that was inspired by the Everyday Enchantment designer paper that comes as a free item during Sale-Bration.  I wouldn't have thought to pair these colours but I am amazed at how well they really do work together!

Both cards have a Pool Party mat on a white card base.  One was stamped with the Thanks from Outlined Occasions (earn this FREE during Sale-A-Bration) in Pool Party ink.  The second card was embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder after the Calypso mat and DSP were glued on.   Both cards use a diamond-shaped piece of Whisper White as their focal element, with the Thanks (Outlined Occasions) stamped in Pool Party.  I used a blender pen to fill in one sentiment with Calypso Coral ink.  The other card has the butterfly from the Elementary Elegance set (earn this FREE during Sale-A-Bration) stamped in the remaining white space.

Both white diamonds are mounted on Calypso Coral mats, with one of the mats rotated.  Calypso butterflies, cut from the Beautiful Wings embosslit, adorn both cards.  And the Calypso Coral Sale-A-Bration ribbon was used as shown.  I also added Dazzling Details to the stars from the sentiments, then added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to these while the glue was still wet.  Once dry, this gives the 3-D "raised button of glitter" effect that you see.

Isn't it remarkable that these are both essentially the same card?  The same colours.  The same elements.  Essentially the same embellishments.  Yet they are strikingly different.  So there's my challenge for you -  Make 2 "of the same" card, but change the orientation or embossing on one and see just how easy it is to create totally different looks.

Enjoy your day and your week.
God Bless,      ~Cynthia     <><

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