Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tres Chic Birthday

I still haven't posted the last card we made at a Stamp-a-Stack earlier this month, so let me take a moment now to show you:

I had a little fun with this one... that background is the Tres Chic background stamp on Naturals Ivory cardstock. I stamped it in Versamark ink and then took my pastels and two daubers and dabbed at it using two different colors. It was fun to just play around with it and watch the words 'pop' off the card! The base card and scallop are Blue Bayou and the strip is Really Rust. The circle sentiment is from Think Happy Thoughts, but the center of it is from Baroque Motifs since I thought it looked better on this card than the "cute-sy" flower that comes in Think Happy Thoughts.

Here's another version of the same card where I just used the Blue Bayou ink instead of the Versamark/pastels.

Leave me a comment and let me know which one you like better!

I won't be posting again for a few days. My uncle passed away on Friday and I'm getting ready to leave town for the funeral. When I return, I'll show you another cool Christmas card I played around with... Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

9 comments:

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful cards. I absolutely LOVE the backgrounds!

April said...

I like the versamark better. Sorry about your uncle.

sharon said...

Love the first card...the poppin' one.....love your work....so glad I clicked on the link on Marelle's site!

Marelle Taylor said...

I like the Poppin Pastels one better. I like the softer look.

Nancy Riley said...

Michele, My choice would be the Versamark/sponge dauber version. Very nice card! So sorry to hear about your uncle ... prayers to you and your family. Safe travels.

Nancy said...

Both are great, but if I was forced to choose I would go with the Blue Bayou one.

Crystal said...

I like them both for different reasons, but I think if I HAD to chose only one, I'd say the Poppin' Pastels one...love the variance in the whole BG. So sorry about your uncle.

Jayne Mercer said...

I like the first one too but they're both lovely cards.

Debbie Olson said...

WOW! I love the version with the pastels! I may cave and get this background yet! :-)