Monday, March 19, 2012

Same, but different

Hello, and thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Last week I came up with an idea.  My stepdaughter Kim, and I would do a 'Same But Different' challenge.  I made us each up a kit of things to use and set some rules.    We could only use the papers and embellishments that were in our kit.  We could use any stamps, inks, coloring mediums, dies, and other tools that we wanted.  Our card could be for any occasion we wanted, and it had to be done by the weekend.  The kit consisted of 2 pieces of 6x12 double sided print CTMH papers, 2 pieces of 6x12 solid color CTMH cardstock in co-ordinating colors, 3 different buttons from CTMH, a 12 inch piece of sheer white ribbon, a 12 inch piece of tiny strung white pearly beads, 3 white Prima flowers, a blank card base, and a stamped Tilda image.  This was on Monday, and yesterday afternoon we got together to see our 'Same, but Different' cards!  Here is the results:

This is a close up of Kim's card:

She used Prisma colored pencils to color her image, a Magnolia Doohickey die for the tag, nestie dies, cut a strip of the striped paper to run across the bottom of her card,  a string of the tiny pearlies down the side of the card, inked her white sheer ribbon green, and colored the pearl centers of the flowers pink!  Not sure what brand stamp she used on the tag for the words.   Great job Kim!!

A close up of my card...

I used copic markers to color my image, glimmer misted my flowers with Pink Taffy, used a TPC Studio stamp for my HELLO, and Gold Stickles on the crown.  I also used 2 different Nestie dies.
My ribbon and pearly beads are run across the top together.

This was a very fun project, as neither of us had any idea how the other one was doing their card.  We weren't even sure which side of the double sided print papers we were each using, but as you can see, our tastes ran similar on that!!  I think we will have to try this challenge again sometime!!

Thanks for stopping by.  We have been having beautiful spring weather here in the midwest, hope it holds out, and winter is gone!  Raining today, but with any luck with that will come spring flowers, greener grass, and maybe even a little crafting time!!

Come back soon!!


  1. janice, What a fun idea!! You guys both did awesome and how funny that you used the same side of the paper!! You colored your Maggie so beautifully, I love her crown!!!

  2. Very cute cards! I love the pink!