Monday, August 26, 2019

Simple to Spectaular #1

I gave myself a quarterly challenge this year. The first quarter (January - March) I made seven cards from one stamp set. The second quarter (April - June) I created bi-weekly Flea Market Flip cards. This quarter (July - September) I wanted to try making a Simple to Spectacular card.

I fear I failed, since I really am not one who makes spectacular cards... however, I did enjoy this challenge and I do like my "upgraded" card (the simple one, not so much).

For my Simple card, I went with a Black/White color scheme and a CAS design...

For my "Upgraded" card, I added some minimalistic coloring to the image and used the Stampin' UP! Eclectic Layers die for some background. I also used Stampin' UP! Blushing Bride cardstock to add some more color to the card. 

Simple to Spectacular?
Probably not, but it was a fun attempt.

My intention was to just do one Simple to Spectacular challenge this quarter, but I might just give this another attempt next month, so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Technique Tuesday Fresh Peonies stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Dies: SU Eclectic Layers and the "Hello" from Technique Tuesday Crocus

Papers: Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Black, and SU Blushing Bride CS and Paper Studio Big Stripe Black/White DP

Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones


Lynn McAuley said...

BOTH are spectacular, Jeanette!!

jimlynn said...

They're both sensational - and that remake is so pretty with the extra oomph!

Aracelli Merla said...

I love them both, but I do favor the die cut background a bit more. Like Lynn said, extra oomph! TFS!

kiwimeskreations said...

To be honest Jeanette I think both cards are pretty spectacular in their own way. Must admit I am loving the added colour in the second card - that really appeals