Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spot the Difference!

Hello there, fellow Quietfire Design fans! This is Bibi from Nature's Print Shop, and I'm honored to be this month's Guest Designer. I'm a BIG fan of Suzanne's calligraphy stamps and I often use them in combination with stamps from my own company.

Today I want to show you two cards where I have used the exact same stamps and layout. By using different color combinations, the cards look very different.

First, let's be bold and dramatic!

The sentiment and swirly heart are both embossed with gold EP on a black panel, which is adhered to a gold panel in the center of a Black Iris Shimmer Sheetz. I used the Happy Valentines embossing folder (Crafts-Too) on the the Shimmer Sheetz,  and lightly sanded the raised pattern before smooshing over it with a black StazOn Ink pad. The Shimmer Sheetz was then adhered to a gold panel, using Be Creative Tape. I then adhered the gold panel to a black base card.

Detail of sanded pattern with black StazOn ink.

The gold embossed flowers and leaves are from my own rubber stamp company. I used foam tape under them for a 3D effect, and randomly added some glitter to the center and the petals.

And now, for a more subtle appearance.

This time I dry embossed a piece of white cardstock. I used the same embossing folder as above, but this time I turned the cardstock over so the other side of the pattern shows on my card. I gently smooshed some Distress inks over the dry embossed areas (Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw). The sentiment, swirly heart and flowers are also stamped with Distress ink (Worn Lipstick). On the leaves (Nature's Print Shop), I used Distress Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters.

In the center of the flowers, I used a combination of pink and green glitter. Combining two contrasting colors made the centers "pop".


Just like on the card above, I used foam tape to adhere the flowers.

I think the dark card was suitable for a guy, so I put it under my sweetheart's dinner plate the other day. No special occasion - just a token of my love (I'm such a romantic!) I gave the light colored card to a girl friend of mine on her birthday.

I hope you like what I have shown here today. Please don't hesitate to ask, should you have any questions. You can use the comments' filed below, or contact me at:

Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Greetings from Norway,
Bibi Lindahl


Joy H said...

Beautiful cards Bibi, and I love the dramatic difference based on colour schemes. Thank you for sharing!

Yogi said...

wonderful. Amazing the difference just because of color. Thanks for doing that.
Have a great day

Robyn said...

Ah compare and contrast!
thanks for showing us what we can do with just a change in color!

Quietfire said...

Absolutely gorgeous Bibi! It's pretty amazing to see it done in two colour pathways!

Anonymous said...

You're fantastic!! Gita:)

Beach Girl 115 said...

Hi Bibi, I loved seeing the two different interpretations of the embossing folder and stamps. Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Wow Bibi! How much fun is that? Love the differences in the cards and they're both just gorgeous.

AmyF said...

So lovely, Bibi!!

Bibi Lindahl said...

Thank you all very much for your kind feedback. I appreciate it very much! :-D


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