It's fun sometimes to look back on the path I take to come up with a card for a class, occasion, party, demonstrator event, swap, etc. Today and tomorrow I will be sharing "sister" cards. This card below is one that I first came up with after receiving a gorgeous swap from Jenn Tinline.
Here's Jenn's card that influenced my "sister" card design above...
You can see I took and used many of the same elements such as: the punched out circle with the Summer Silhouettes stamp set images, the touch of glitter on the pink of the flowers, the colors of card stock and ink used, a ribbon tied in a knot across the center, an embossed layer to add texture, and the background stamp image.
But there are several major differences as well: I turned the card vertical, I distressed the edges of the punched circle, I used a different ribbon and a difference embossing folder, my background stamp image is running along the left edge rather than horizontally through the middle, I used a different greeting, and my layers of added card stock run to the edges and create a "band" rather than sitting in the center of the card front.
Supply list for today's card:
On Wednesday I shared another "sister" card from this path - a Coastal Cabana card I made using the Bloom With Hope stamp set and Blendabilities markers. You can see I created it AFTER coming up with today's featured card.
It has totally the same layout. But I just changed up some colors and the stamp set images.
Tomorrow I will share one more "sister" card that I came up with from Jenn's card - one that I used for my Stamp Camp class in June featuring a faux suede technique. So I hope you are able to stop back for a visit on Saturday.
On a side note, I am getting super excited for a fun event coming up next week. I am attending Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention (my 15th one!) along with several other demonstrators in my team. We've been emailing and Facebooking - gearing up for the fun. Many of us (myself included) are working diligently on our swap cards. I have more than 100 done so far. My goal is to bring 200 cards to swap!
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