Thursday, October 30, 2008

Double-Take Thursday...

Hi all! Happy Thursday! I am tired but am looking forward to my morning coffee...and a bit warmer weather, so I'm told!!!

I'm excited about sharing today's posts with you. I used this sketch from Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try (SFYTT) from a few weeks ago. I must have missed it but then when I saw a few cards I liked on other blogs made using the sketch I went back and found it and had to try my hand at it!

I was so excited when my new stamps came that I ordered from Close to My Heart. I've never really ordered from there before, but my SIL got me some adorable sets for my bday last July and so when she told me she'd be attending a workshop last month, I browsed the catty to see if there was anything I wanted...and there was TOO much! LOL. I got two sets, and the first one I pulled right out of the package is their "Treasure Life" set which I absolutely LOVE.

I made two cards using this set and can't wait to make more! Using my new shimmer White paper from Papertrey Ink, I decided to experiment w/ the whole shimmery look so I just made two cards, almost identical, only on one I used Stickles to give it some extra sparkle.

One one hand, I like the fact that the Stickles make it so bring and sparkly. On the other hand, it sort of mutes the different color inks I used to do the flower image and lessens the vibrance of the ink (I used a Brilliance pad in Peacock). Which one do you like best? For being nearly identical, they really do give off two totally different looks, don't they? Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Halloween! I'll be back tomorrow with a little trick...or treat....and some fabulous Paper Pretties happenings! See you then! Hugs,


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are awesome Jess!! It's hard to say which I like best - I do love the sparkle on the left one, but I like the variation of ink colors on the right one... I love how you did the ribbon on both of them!!!
hugs, Jami

Cindy Haffner said...

Very nice, I love those colors and great job on the sketch.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful colors. Fabulous job on the sketch. I love white ribbon, perfect for your colors

Shirley said...

Well, here's my story....I like them both. It just depends on the look you are going for and I say they both have their own. I was a big help huh? They are both just so beautiful any way you look at them.