Saturday, 12 May 2018

Same Card - Reversed Colour Scheme

Hello, Crafters.

And all of a sudden, it's the weekend again! Mind you, it has
 been a short week for us in the UK as Monday 
was a Bank Holiday!

 Just by way of a change I decided to make two cards the same
 for today, but with the colour scheme reversed, i.e. one is Rich 
Razzleberry and Whisper White and the other one is Whisper 
White and Rich Razzleberry. 

The flowers are from the Love What You Want Stamp Set,
 which is in the Early Release Suite called Share What You Love. 
I stamped the images with Basic Black Archival Ink, and I used 
the small splodge stamp to colour the flowers.

 I did this by stamping with Rich Razzleberry Ink once, and then 
again on the second half of the flower so the ink was much lighter. 
To give the flowers some background, I stamped the largest
 splodge over it using Sahara Sand Ink.
I die cut the image using the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits
 Die. The dry-embossed flower on the top layer has been created 
using the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder which is part 
of the Share What You Love Suite. 
 As with all the Stampin' Up! Dynamic Embossing Folders, the 
depth of the embossing is amazing! Details of how I stamped the
 actual flowers will be part of a future post! I chose the sentiment
 from the Cake Soiree Stamp Set that says MAY YOUR DAY 

 I only wanted the HAPPY BIRTHDAY, so I masked over
 the rest of the sentiment before I inked the stamp. After I 
removed the tape, I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of 
Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and fish-tailed each end. 
 The banner looked very stark against the image, and I corrected theis by stamping over the sentiment with the big splodge stamp and  Sahara Sand Ink. Although the stamping is only just visible, it makes a huge difference overall. 

To finish off the front of my cards, I was somewhat 
over-generous with the Basic Rhinestones by putting three on the 
image, three on the sentiment and five or six on the 
dry-embossed layer! 

I added an extra layer or two inside the cards, and fussy cut a 
Rich Razzleberry flower from a sheet from the Share What You Love
 Designer Series Paper. I'm happy with how both cards turned out,
 but I think my favourite - just by a smidgin' - is the card with the Whisper
 White card base! Do you have a favourite?
I hope you have a lovely weekend doing whatever it is you've
 planned, and I'll be back tomorrow. Until then, happy crafting!



  1. What a great visual in showing the contrasts that doing "opposites" can produce! Amazing! I agree with you too Jan, this is such a versatile suite ... truly lovely. Thanks so much again for the share and once more, happy, happy weekend ... along with some happy crafting time too!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It's amazing how different the same card can look if in different colours! Somebody suggested I could have put a Rich Razzleberry Layer under the flower. I think taht would have looked nice. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. I like both cards Jan, but if I had to choose it would be the Rich Razzleberry coloured card; because it is vibrant and the flowers and the Whisper White card stock stands out against this colour. Great cards Jan, two for one as they say. What do you do with all the cards you make Jan? :O)

    1. Hi, Lorraine. Many thanks. I used to do craft shows and sold them there but I've given up doing shows - a lot of hard work for poor returns! Now I give them to my Church and also charities. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.