It's Not All Black and White

Friday, January 23, 2009

Two Friends, Two Cards

Sometimes I really like simple. Today, I can't decide. In person, I think I like the plain card. On my computer screen, I think I like the one with the teapot. I couldn't decide, so I'll share both versions of the same card with you. Hopefully you'll like at least one of them.
Design Details:

The teapot and cups are colored with inks, markers, and a water brush on Strathmore water color paper.

For the sentiment, I inked the actual metal die with ink before cutting and embossing. It acts like a stamp and I ended up with the pink rimmed tag you see. You need to use a slower drying ink, such as a pigment, chalk or hybrid ink. I used VersaMagic. Then I just rinsed the die off with water. I've seen so many of the Spellbinders' team doing this during the recent release that I just had to give it a try. And I love it!


What's In It?
Stamps- Tea Time (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Cardstock- white (Papertrey Ink); watercolor (Strathmore); pink pirouette, rose red (SU!)
Pattern Paper- bittersweet: hand-dipped and truffle (Basic Grey)
Ink- onyx black (VersaFine); pixie dust (VersaMagic); pretty in pink, old olive, brocade blue, rose red, close to cocoa (SU!)
Accessories- circle punches; rectangle and circle nesties, ribbon tag trio dies (Spellbinders); silver gelly roll pen (Sakura); ribbon (Michael's); foam adhesive dots; sewing machine and thread

13 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

LOL I can't decide either, they are both fabulous Bethany!

wendyp said...

They're both awesome!!! Love that border of circles on the bottom!

Kelly Lunceford said...

These are both adorable! I like both of them. You are rockin' the tea pot images! I love them! TFS

Alex said...

WOW!!! I can't decide either, I LOVE them both, they are fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love those tags made with the Spellbinder dies! those are on my wish list. Great cards!!

Rose Ann said...

Both versions are fantastic, Bethany!! I am usually into the "less is more" state of mind...but it's a tough one here!! ;)

cherylquilts at scs said...

I love them both...but I LOVE the "more" with the teapot. It's darling and so girlie...like having a fun tea party. This is great! Saw this on SCS yesterday and loved it then. TFS!

Farmer Di said...

i like the one with the teapot...you are so creative!
hugs diana

Julie Masse said...

Such beautiful cards Bethany! They both have such a warm, homey feel! :)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is just gorgeous with all the colors you used....oh and that stamp set....too tooo cute!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I love them both. They're different, but each are just beautiful!

Tina said...

Adorable, you've rally been workin' girl! Where have I been? HA!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Totally darling!!! I got my set, now to find time to actually USE it -- LOL!!! Love these!!!