Saturday, June 09, 2012

Two Cards the Same ... but different

Today I made two cards that are the same layout and design, both have a tree as the focal point ... and they both use the same sentiment.  These two cards also fit two challenges - SCS "Free For All Challenge" (F4A120) - hands free cutting - use a machine or punches); and CAS-uals Friday's CFC56 - polka-dots.  Hope you like.

"Flowering Polka-dot Tree"

Stamp:  Pendant Park (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery polka-dot DP, Wild Wasabi polka-dot DP, Real Red; Brioche DP (Memory Box)
Ink:  Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:   Big Shot, Sheltering Tree die-cut (My Favorite Things), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), sponge, white gel pen, mat, stylus, glue, and adhesives

I sponged the tree trunk with Soft Suede ink to highlight the embossing (hard to see in photo).  I mounted all the die-cut leaves, alternating colors, onto the tree trunk.  I used my mat and stylus to shape the punches flowers, added a white dot in the centers using my white gel pen, and then glued them to the tree.

Quick and easy card!

The idea for the second card is from Poppy Stamps blog ... I wish I had thought of using clouds for the tree tops :)

"Cloudy Polka-dot Tree"

Stamp:  Pendant Park (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Everyday Enchantment DP (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Twiggy Tree die-cut and Puffy Clouds die-cuts (Memory Box), glue, adhesives, and dimensionals

I cut out several of each size of Puffy Clouds (there are three sizes) and glued some behind and some on top of the Twiggy Tree die-cut, popping up just a few clouds to add dimension.

Another quick and easy card!


nancy littrell said...

I love both your cards Loll. As you said...same, but different. I have to say though.....the cloud die tree is so, so creative. It looks great with the DP you chose. TFS and always inspiring. Nancy L

Deb said...

Love both of your cards! Your dotty paper is fabulous and the design of both cards work so well. Isn't it awesome when we can create different things with our tools than what was originally intended. So glad you were able to play along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kaye said...

The cloudy tree is just too darn cute!

Melanie said...

These are SO cute! The cloud tree is so creative!

Linda Beeson said...

What totally adorable little trees!

Karen M said...

I love both your cards - your trees look amazing! Hugs x x

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...stunning cards. I love, love, love how clever you were with the second one! The clouds for the trees are perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Diane said...

Both your cards are fantastic. I just love the colours, design and everything.

Dana Joy said...

Your cards are fabulous. I'm a new follower!!

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully done! Love both cards--cute and creative! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Drycha said...

your cloudy tree is awesome! :)

ursula Uphof said...

What great cards these are, so creative to use the clouds. Thanks for sharing.