August 3, 2008

New Feature! One Card: Two Ways

About a week ago, I had an idea for a new welcome to the first One Card: Two Ways. I had the pleasure of attending a crop with a lovely group of ladies yesterday, so was able to get these created while I made a complete mess of my table!

For the first edition of One Card: Two Ways, I've made the same card, in two different colourways. The first is Soft Sky, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray. I've used a sheet of paper from the Spring Silhouettes pack for this one. The ribbon is Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain.
The second card was created with Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate and Kraft card stock. The paper here is from the new Holiday Harmony Designer Paper pack in the Spring Mini catalogue. The ribbon is Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain.

This is a really simple card to make, no matter what colours you use! Stamp the flower from Bloomin' with Beauty (Spring Mini Catalogue) in Basic Gray ink. Colour using a water brush or blender pen, using your ink pads as a palette. Cut out the flower. (this part is a little tricky...but worth it! Stampin' Up! paper snips make light work of this kind of detail cutting)

The scalloped strip was made using the slit punch. Edges were sponged in Soft Sky or Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip ink.

The flower was attached to another sponged layer using the wonderful Two Way Glue Pen - the small nib on this was perfect for sticking down the narrow stem. Three brads from the oh-so-pretty new Styled Silver Hodgepodge kit were added before adhering with Stampin' Dimensionals.Thank You from Short & Sweet was stamped and cut out to fit inside this label holder from the Hodgepodge set. I like to line these up on my card before I insert the brads, and use the fine tip of a marker to mark where you should punch the holes to thread the brads through. After the ribbon was tied around the scallop edged layer, it was attached to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Which one of these do you like best? I really like the Soft Sky one....but I'm biased - I LOVE Soft Sky! I actually made the Pomegranate one first, so maybe I've just looked at that one too much! Good thing is, the Styled Silver hardware goes with any colour....I could have created this card six or seven times over with different colour combos.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, stay warm!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Bloomin' with Beauty, Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Gray, Soft Sky and Old Olive or Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Purely Pomegranate.
Card stock: Basic Gray, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla or Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Purely Pomegranate
Paper: Spring Silhouettes or Holiday Harmony
Punches: Slit, 1/16" Handheld
Accessories: Chocolate Chip or Very Vanilla Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Paper Snips, Two Way Glue Pen, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. Hi Sarah. I love the blue one the best - it has a softer look to it :-)

  2. Very pretty cards Sarah

  3. Oh the Soft Sky one is definitely my fave've made me look twice at the Spring Silhouettes looks soooo gorgeous on this.

  4. Oh I love the Sky one too! Gorgeous!!

  5. Sarah, these are GORGEOUS girl! I love that flower and wish I'd ordered it

    LOL I saw your comment this morning about my early posts...I always type up my post before bed the night before and schedule them for 4 AM my time ;)

    Have a fab day!

  6. Although I really like Purely Pomegranate I am a blue girl, so definitely the blue one, it is so pretty! Your one card, two ways is a good idea, I look forward to seeing more!

  7. Hi Sarah, i love the pink one ( flying in the face of current popularity!!) was great to meet you on Sat.

    Hoping (almost guaranteeing) to see you Sat @ Janine's party...

  8. I would be a pomegranate girl by nature but the sofy sky and vanilla one just hits me....stunning

  9. I LOVE these cards! Especially that blue one...truly stunning!

  10. Sarah I love these cards especially the blue one. Very pretty.


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