Friday, October 18, 2013

Same Stamps, Different Styles



I made a CAS card with stitching for CAS-ual Fridays challenge (posted on Flickr with minutes to spare!) The challenge theme at Merry Monday was my inspiration & I decided it'd be fun to make another card with more of an elegant style. The stamp set is Penny Black's crystalline, 30-018. The fancy gray mat is stamped with diamond pattern, 400-169. Here are both cards.  Do you have a favorite? 

By the way, I think I've finally found a white gel pen that works--Uniball Signo. Two busy days at work & looking forward to the weekend. I know, I only worked 2 days so shouldn't complain--LOL! I do appreciate all your sweet comments--thank you for visiting my blog.
Edited to add: Entering this in the challenge at Penny Black and More.

18 comments:

  1. Oh I do like the card with the bow! Bows always win me over! I can't wait to get going on Christmas and winter themed cards. Hope you have a great weekend, Greta!!

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  2. Both cards are beautiful, Greta! I love the soft curves of the first one and the die cut edged mat of the second. Any card with blue and white is so appealing to me. BTW - your card at PB today is gorgeous, too.

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  3. Can't pick a favorite Greta i love them both! Love the sentiment on the first and the fancy frame on the second!

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  4. These are both beautiful, Greta! I think I'm a bit partial to the second one. I love how you've stamped the diamonds that mimic the edging! Love the snowflakes on both of them and the backgrounds! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. Greta...both of your cards are stunning, the soft blue with all your beautiful snowflakes, so sweet.

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  6. both cards are so very pretty, but I think i'm a bit partial to the first one... so clean and simple!

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  7. gorgeous cards Greta. My favourite is the second one. I love the colours together.

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  8. Sometimes the short work weeks are the hardest! Fair enough :)
    I'm glad I don't HAVE to pick a favourite - I like different things about each of them!

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  9. Your snowflake creations are GORGEOUS, Greta! So elegant :)

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  10. Both are lovely. I might have been watching too many KWerner videos, but my fave is the one with the white dash lines.

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  11. Both cards are lovely Greta, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

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  12. These are both lovely Greta. I like to do that with my stamps too...I love to see the different ways to use and stretch their design. I agree with you....the Uniball is the best but I have found that I have to store it on it's side to keep it from clogging and drying up!

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  13. Hmmm, hard to pick. The CAS part of me says the first one but then I love the bow on the 2nd one. Love the addition of gray to the blue & white too.

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  14. Oh my, your *challenge* asking us to consider a favourite is too challenging for me:they're both beautiful! Frames, snowflakes, silver, blue, bow, stitching - you've combined these elements wonderfully! Inspiration yet again!!
    c

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  15. Both cards are very pretty!! Love the sparkly snowflakes!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  16. Oooo what a fabby snow flake card - i must admit i love this stamp set and i use a lot, not only for the snowflakes, but the sentiments too.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, luv Sam x

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  17. These are both so pretty! I can see how you got your inspiration and I like both cards so I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite. thank you so much for sharing more of your lovely creations with us this month at penny black and more.
    Linda

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