Artistic Avenger

Variations on a Theme, Vol. 2

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Here we are again! Now this card was a Convention swap last year and I kept it knowing that I’d use it for a birthday card class at some point. Here is the original:

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The cardbase is Summer Sun and the layers are Real Red and Pumpkin Pie. In this example, I used Ballet Blue ink for the elephant from Wild About You. For my first attempt….

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I kept pretty close to the same layout as the original for this one but changed the theme for a baby card. I stamped the carriage from Fun & Fast Notes in black StazOn and watercoloured with Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie ink. I coloured the little heart in with Real Red ink and added some Dazzling Diamonds for some shine. I sponged the white piece with some Bashful Blue ink for softness and added a salutation from Sweet Thing. And then…

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I swapped out the layers and using my corner rounder punch, added a scallop edge with the Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Using my Stampin’ Write markers, I coloured the salutation stamp from All Holidays and stamped it on the white cardstock. I tied the ribbon around the top of the Real Red cardstock and added a few Felt Fusion Flowers to finish it off. And then….

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I had this heart left on my desk from my challenge with Pam the other day so I decided to use it. I cut the strips into event pieces and made a patchwork background. I added a large vellum layer and then put the heart on that. I stamped ‘everything’ from Always using my markers and then added ‘you mean’ and ‘to me’ around the vellum layer. Not your typical Valentine’s colours but it’ll do!

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So there you have it – four fun and bright cards for various occasions. Remember, if you are cutting one, why not cut two? or three? or four?

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3 thoughts on “Variations on a Theme, Vol. 2

  1. These variations on a theme are great! I love the colors that you are using, and keeping all the cards in the same colors is so visually appealing to me! The layouts are great – thanks so much for sharing them!

  2. These cards are great and what a wonderful way to use the various pieces of paper that you get when cutting mats and such. Thanks.

  3. Super ideas!!!…Love having the variations of the theme!!…TFS

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