Friday, October 29, 2021


Today I need your help to make a decision.  I have two cards that are the same except for the colors.  I would like to know which one you like best and why.

Do you like the Balmy Blue and Basic White?

Or do you like the Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla?

The background for both cards was made using the Shaving Cream Technique.  Have you ever tried that technique?  It's a lot of fun and messy!  No two cards will ever turn out the same as you can see on these two cards.  Even though I used the same technique and ink colors, the "sky" is different on each card.  For the Balmy Blue card, I used Basic White cardstock and for the Calypso Coral card I used Very Vanilla.  

The colors of the sky were inspired by the sunrise I enjoyed a few days ago out my bedroom window as I was still lying in bed.  While these backgrounds are pretty, the sunrise was even more beautiful!  No one can outshine the Master Painter!

Here are a couple of close-ups.

Balmy Blue with Basic White

Calypso Coral with Very Vanilla

Both of these cards were made exactly the same except for the colors mentioned.  A narrow strip of designer series paper from, once again, Beauty of the Earth was used to create the grassy ground.  I tore it across the top edge and inked that edge with a sponge dauber to give it a little texture.

The "slotted" die cut pumpkin is made from Calypso Coral on both cards as is the background for the large pumpkin.  The fancy die cut pumpkin was made with one of the dies from Detailed Pumpkin Dies which is part of the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle.  Again, the Balmy Blue Card has a Basic White pumpkin, and the Calypso Coral Card has a Very Vanilla pumpkin.  The tags made with the Tailor Made Tags also are Basic White and Very Vanilla, respectively.

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite?  I personally can't decide, so I need your help!  

Balmy Blue with Basic White

Calypso Coral with Very Vanilla

The inside of the cards are a little different because I did not have a left-over scrap of the Basic White Technique sheet, so I stamped a pumpkin vine and colored it with Stampin' Blends.  The Calypso Coral card uses a scrap from the Very Vanilla Shaving Cream Technique to trim the sentiment.

So, my Stamping Friends...  What do you think?  Which is your favorite?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

As with all my posts on this blog, there is a tutorial available for this card.  The directions are the same for both, so you can choose to make the color you prefer.  Or better yet, create one with your own favorite fall colors.

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1 comment:

  1. They're both lovely, but I think I like the coral one. The blue is cool cause it compliments the "sky" effect, but the coral matches the pumpkin better, and you know I like to match ;) Tiffany