Saturday, September 8, 2012

Changing a Color to Make a Difference

Every month Stampin' Up! demonstrators get a magazine called Stampin' Success, which is full of ideas, tips, samples, and lots more information. It's another one of those great perks of being involved with Stampin' Up!

This past month, there was a gorgeous card in SS that I wanted to CASE.  So when my friend Debra and I got together a few weeks ago, we decided to make it.

What do you think?  Pretty, isn't it?  (Unfortunately I don't have my magazine handy right now, and I can't recall the original creator of this card.)  I did change up a few things because of what we had on hand, but it's pretty close to the original.  The flower is punched from the Floral District DSP.

Well, on Thursday another friend Emily came over to spend the day stamping (it's a rough life, but someone's gotta do it), and she wanted to make this card too.  Since I already had one, I decided to change up the color just a bit.

Wow, what a difference the color makes!  This is Island Indigo.  And you'll never guess where the DSP came from - it's from the Festival of Prints DSP Paper Stack in the Holiday Mini (pg. 20).  I love this paper because each sheet is 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" - just perfect for card making -- and the colors and designs aren't just for Christmas or Winter.

Here are the two cards side by side:
Of course, now Emily really liked the Island Indigo, so she made another card.  I tell you, we were busy little bees.  I have a lot more that we made on Thursday to show you, but that will have to wait.
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So the moral of the story is that sometimes you can make just ONE change (like the color) and create a card that looks and feels so different.  Try it - I think you'll like it!

BTW, if you have any questions on how the card was made, just shoot me an e-mail and I'll be happy to give you some instructions.  Until next time...
 Jayne Stenstrom 
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