Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Couple of Cards - the same but different


I saw the card above in the UK edition of Cards Magazine and really liked it. Great colours and a nice, simple layout. Apologies for the funny angle but it's one of those mags that doesn't stay open on it's own. Anyhow I thought I'd make my own version of it which you can see below. If I were doing it again I'd make the plain background strip a stronger colour but I'm still quite pleased with it.

I then remembered this Stamping Bella image languishing in my stamp collection and thought I could use the same layout and punches to turn it into a wedding card. I think it's really interesting how one basic idea can turn into completely different cards. This is the one I like best but then I think I have a thing about monochromatic textured cards. You can let me know which is your favourite.


37 comments:

Kinglake said...

Hiya Julie these cards are really pretty love them all xx jo xx

Tara said...

It'a hard to have a favourite Julie as they are both so pretty, but I have to say I'm in love with the bridal one - it's so subtle and yet so beautiful, you did a great job! xx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Julie!Is'nt it funny how us crafter's think alike I also liked this card and was planning on making my own version!I like both card's they are both fab in their own way!
hugs amanda x

Mandi said...

OH Julie they are both stunning hun

mandi xx

Mandi said...

Sorry i had to choose...whops
VERY hard i love them both, possibly the bride one has the edge cos its so inventive..BTU I love the mix of stripes and patters so I probs would choose that, well maybe not
LOL

mandi xx

sassy said...

it really hard to choose ...both lush mmmmmm..but im going with the wedding card...so different and still so romantic....hugs sassyx

Andrea said...

These cards are adorable!! Love the layout too!

Vicky said...

Two truly beautiful card Julie. My favourite {by a cats whisker} is he first one though as I just love the DP and the colours you've used!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Elaine Stark said...

Love them both but the wedding card is that bit different. Elaine

Tab said...

Wowee Julie, I adore them both! Love how you have gain one idea from another, I love this about card making! That Stampin Bella image is adorable, just love it.
Hugs Tab xxx

deifen said...

Hi Julie-these are just beautiful-sometimes its nice to see cards without the usual images.This is true crafting as you've made these cards from scratch!Stunning!
Dei x

Pauline said...

Hi there, Julie. Yes, I am still here, lol, and doing just fine. I'm a bit busy getting thing sorted out as I am moving house soon. I'm having fun with that :o)
You are still turning out your amazing cards. They are all so beautiful. I'll try and stop by more often.
Hugs...Pauline

Suzie Q said...

hi ya Julie,
Such beautiful cards i love both but if i had to choose it would be no 1
xx

Dawny P said...

Oh Julie, once again you've made a fabulous card chick. The colours you used are so pretty and the paper is gorgeous. I really like those flowers and I keep meaning to have a go at them. Yours are beautiful xxxx

joey said...

Hiya Julie, stunning creations, I love the wedding card you have made, just beautiful. Joey.x

Jackie said...

Lovely set of cards, I particularly love the wedding one :o)
Jackie xx

Madge said...

Beautiful cards Julie, sorry I have not been around for a while, I have missed some lovely creations xx

Dolly said...

They're both stunning, but the second has the edge for me, mainly because I haven't seen anything like it before. Amazing! :)xx

Kim Dellow said...

Stunningly gorgeous Julie. Adore the distressed flowers. Kim

Sarah-Jane said...

Oooh Julie, I have this Stamping bella image and no I haven't used mine yet (hangs head in shame!) I love what you have done with it on this card, Fantastic!
Hugs Sarah-Jane

Caryn said...

I can't pick!! I love them both. I love how you've stamped the image on the second one - so subtle and pretty.
Beautiful work as always.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Viv said...

Hiya Julie! Managed to get over here at last. I always loved your cards on DC but they are so much easier to ogle in blog-land!
I adore your bridal card. The colour is so subtle. Love all your stuff, but this is a bit special.
Viv xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the wedding one.
luv
Debby

Di said...

They are both fab julie but i love the coloured one best!

Hugs Di xxx

pickle said...

Hi julie, They are both stunning cards hun but I adore the bridal one. it is soo classy xx

Stacey said...

These are just delicious cards Julie. Simply gorgeous and such amazing inspiration ~♥~

Cass said...

Two beautiful cards Julie.I love the tone on tone look too.The bridal stamp is lovely and adore the elegant look to it.
Cass xxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Hi Julie two stunning cards and cased from a card I admired in the magazine too! Fabulous take and love the flowers with the bride and the bright colours of the first! Hope you are well, HuGs Kim :)

MeandLilG said...

Hi Julie, these are gorgeous, love the top one, especially - well done! xxx

Terrie B x said...

Julie your cards are `stunningly` beautiful..I love them all..
Love the shabby look!!!!
Enjoy your weekend :) x

cats whiskers said...

OMG these are stunning each ione is preciosu in its iown way I just love your use of colour and handmade flowers all are just stunning dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Jilli said...

Julie ~ such pretty cards! If i had to choose a favourite it'd be the top one. Jillix

Sarita said...

These are just all so beautiful Julie...I am always in awe of your stunning DIY flowers.
Fantastic inspiration as always,
Love Sarita xx

Clairlou said...

I love them both but the wedding one is my favourite, only becasue the stamp is on my wish list xx clairlou

Tammi said...

Oh Julie, these are both lovely and neat to see your two different versions...my fav is the first one, I do love colors! :)

craftyb said...

Hi Julie, your cards are BOTH fabulous....well done you on taking the format and making it your own...pick a favourite...very hard....I'd say the first because I love the fresh colours and i LOVE your lollipop flower...but the 2nd is so elegant...so....i think they're both winners!! bx

Kristin said...

NO fair, you can't make me pick a favorite, nope, I won't do it! Love them both. Great eye finding that fantastic layout and not only making it your own, but rocking it!!

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