Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Two Challenges in One

The title of this post could have been, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again..."  I wanted to try to combine two challenges into one:  CAS-ual Fridays Get Edgy and the Waccky Color Challenge over at a Passion for PaperTrey.  I pulled out some chipboard borders I've had for quite some time and made this card.  My thought was, "BLAH..."
Ingredients:  Chipboard:  My Mind's Eye Laundry Line; Stamps: PTI; cardstock:  SU Whisper White and Real Red

So I waited a day and create this card...happiness.  Much happier with this one...
 Ingredients:  Stampin' UP Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock; PTI Simply Stationery and Botanical Silhouettes Stamps; SU Ink (all colors) and Real Red Ribbon

What do you think? :)

19 comments:

  1. I like the first one but it feels unfinished. Needs a little something else...
    The second one is fabulous! Lots of pow to it! :)

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  2. I like them both, however the first one needed just one more thing...a ribbon like the second one or a flower. The second is perfect just the way it is. Great colors on both! :)

    Arlene.
    http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

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  3. Me too like the second one better..stands out more..love it!

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  4. I love 'em both, Lynn! I think the chipboard on the first one looks really cool and the colors on the second one are beautiful!

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  5. Whatever mojo you have going on right now, you need to bottle it and sell it for millions of dollars, because -- and I know I've said this already -- you're cards are looking spectacular lately! LOVE that second one.

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  6. Your cards are fabulous, I especially love the second one!! :-)

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  7. They're both great - but I guess my second one is the favorite.

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  8. very cool!! Although I do like the chipboard on the first one...but the second really uses the colours!! And that red ribbon, oh my!! Love your placement of bling :) Today is starting out right!

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  9. I like the first card, very pretty....but if your comparing it with the second card then I'm with you....fabulous. Love the sumptuous red bow :)
    Jenny x

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  10. I like both card, but I do like the 2nd one a bit better simply because it has more colorful stamping and that makes the card so much more interesting to me...and of course ,the border treatment is delicious! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  11. I love them both, but my fave is definitely number 2. From far away, the medallions stamped on the bottom looked like they were cross-stitched. Love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  12. The second one packs and awesome punch, so glad you didn't give up! And thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays too!

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  13. Love how you used that image from Simply Stationery on the second card. (Such a versatile PTI set... I love it, too, and don't use it nearly often enough!) Love how you used the colors, too. :)

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  14. Fantastic use of bling and perfectly placed! Love this card! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  15. Both cards are way pretty!!! tfs!!!

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  16. They are both very nice cards. I agree with the person who suggested a flower on the first card to just "jazz" it up a little.

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  17. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    hugs
    Laura

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  18. Love how you placed the bling on the second card. Second card is very pretty

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  19. Both cards are nice but the second is definitely a WOW!!!

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