Saturday, January 18, 2014

Home Sweet Home

I was making some new home cards for the shop, and tried to make two of the same thing (very, very difficult for me...it bores me to make more than one of a design) for business purposes.  Well, as often happens, I don't have enough of a certain supply to help create a duplicate card.  Or, I do have enough supplies, but after making Card #1, there are certain things I'd like to change for Card #2.

Here's Card #2 first...my personal fave out of the pair:


...and here's Card #1, which is okay, but not my fave.


The same background paper (retired SU) was used for both, and I stamped new-to-me Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Parade #10 sentiments on top.


On Card #1, I just kept adding elements, and wasn't happy with the effect.  You know, you add a horizontal thing, and another horizontal, but that's too many, so you add something in a corner, and so on.  Ugh.


You're allowed to like Card #1 if you wish, but let's all cheer for Card #2, shall we?  LOL



Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #10 - Papertrey Ink Paper: house, chevron, heart patterns - SU; white - PTI Ink: Chestnut Roan - Clearsnap; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: vintage thread; Argentina seam binding - Hug Snug; crochet lace - Hero Arts Accessories & Tools: Branch punch - Martha Stewart; doily - Wilton; Simply Scallops Large die - MFT/Dienamics; Postage Stamp punch - EK Success 

16 comments:

Janny said...

Beautiful simple cards. Janny

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful!! LOVING the houses and the doilies!!!

nwilliams6 said...

I like them both but card 2 is my fav. Precious home cards with lots of yummy details. Hugz!!!

chilli pip said...

Both are beaut - card 2 the front runner

Lisa said...

They're both terrific Colleen, but I like card #2 best!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, dearie!!

~Tammy~ said...

First of all, dang you have been cranking out some work. I am so jealous!

Second, you are way to critical~ I cheer for both because they are like fraternal twins, and that is pretty darn cool! Each of their own unique side, and that is how it should be and at the end of the day. It's paper that will make someone happy! :-)))

Benzi said...

Love both but card #2 with that "Colleen bow" is awesome. The bow caught my eye immediately.
Love that paper.

Shani Thomas said...

Go #2, go!!! Both are very nice, but I agree with you on liking #2 better. I think it's that bow that's the clincher.

Leslie Miller said...

Colleen, I know the feeling. It could be me talking about disliking duplicates and about adding an element to correct what's wrong with another element. We probably all do that. I do like the warmth and friendliness of both cards. The one little branch on #1 is sweet, and the bow on #2 might be the deal breaker.

Stella said...

I already loved the first card but this one is also my favorite. I love what you did with the bow on top of the card. And that sentiment with the polka dots from PTI is already on my wishlist. This beauty will be sold before you know it:) XX

Maria said...

Very pretty cards with great design! Both cards will be great sellers! Have a great week, hugs!

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful cards but my fav would be #2 with the special Colleen's bow!

Emily Keaton said...

I do like both, but I'll definitely cheer for Card #2!! These are both such sweet designs for house warming cards!

Shirley said...

Okay, these are both beautiful cards for new homes, but I also think these would be great for welcoming a soldier home too! The ribbon on your first card is so pretty it could be a flower, and the lace and sprig of pine on the second are just wonderful too!

Sue Lelli said...

Okay I'll cheer for card two but honestly I Love them both!

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