A few weeks ago when these cute little Elzybell stamps debuted, Jami issued a dirty girl challenge to all present and past DD's. The challenge was to make a card using the "Winter's Song" stamp set, use Pretty in Pink somewhere on the card, and to use NO DESIGNER PAPER!
Those of you who know my card style should know how hard it was not to use DP on this.... I love designer paper!
-My first card attempt was this white and pink one... I really liked how the ribbons turned out at the bottom, but that was really the only think I liked. It was a little too plain (for me anyways) with the plain white backgroud. I look at some of my favorite designers that do simple cards and I'm in awe... when I try to leave just a white background it just looks boring. I was just upload it for the challenge even though I wasn't happy with it.... but then I read the color challenge for the week and saw that it was Wasabi, Pink and White..... so I promptly ripped off the image and embellishments from this one and started over....
-I was happier with the second card almost as soon as I started making it - the added green was the difference for me! Since I reused the image I didn't have to take the time to color and mount it, so it was just coming up with the layout. I just bought the wavy friskers blade at the store, so I took the opportunity to make some wavy layers for this card. I may have gotton a little out of hand... there are alot of waves here!! I added the ribbon in an "X" across the front, I dont' know if I've ever done it quite like that before, but I like how it turned out... a little different! The snowflakes were stamped on green paper and embossed with white EP, I added gold ice Stickles to give them sparkle.
Now the BIG question.... which one do you like better? I think it's time for some BLOG CANDY again.... it's been awhile!! To win, simply leave a comment on which of these 2 cards you like better and why.... I will pick a random winner in the next few days. The prize will be a surprise!
Also a big thanks to Julie Buhler to the new Blog Banner she made for me!!! Isn't it great???