Saturday, January 4, 2020


The next challenge in the group was to either do the same layout but opposite themes or same stamp opposite theme.  I went with using the same stamp but opposite themes, Sympathy and Birthday.  I never have sympathy cards on hand and it would be nice to have one so I can get it out right away.

This die cuts out the middle section so I popped up the stamp with foam and left the frame glued to my card base. The sentiments are also with this stamp set.

Hot Off the Press - Floral Greetings stamp set, colored w/markers
Paper Artist - 4 Lacy Rectangle frames
Basic Grey - Periphery paper

Next was my birthday card.  I tried to match the colors in my paper with the rose but it doesn't show well in the picture. I fussy cut this one.

Hot Off the Press - Floral Greetings stamp set, colored w/markers
Teresa Collins - Tell your story paper

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Donna Ellis said...

There's a name I haven't heard for a while - Hot off the Press! Your cards are lovely, Connie! I like the "opposite" colors! hugs, de

Connie said...

I love seeing different designs made with the same stamp.
These are so pretty.
Thank you so much for the cards that you have send to Steve and I. They are so special and touch our hearts.
Wishing you a wonderful and healthy 2020.
God bless you.
Connie :)

Esther Asbury said...

I love when card makers do several cards using the same stamp - it's always so fun to see how they turn out. Yours are absolutely beautiful! I especially like the blues/greens of the sympathy card and that lacy border!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Love seeing two cards made with the same image. Both cards are beautiful, but Im really drawn to the sympathy card. Its the most beautiful sympathy csrds Ive seen!

Anonymous said...

Good job, Connie. The cards are similar but so different! I especially love the first one with the lacy background and soft blue rose.

Donna Phelan said...

These are both beautiful! Love the florals and colors and the different Designer Papers too!

Debbie said...

you take on these challenges so well connie!! both cards are beautiful!! perhaps good to make on a sympathy card, sadly, you have needed quite a few lately!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, Connie, that's a really pretty stamp set with the image and sentiments! I don't think I've ever even looked at Hot Off the Press stamps, but I love this. You did a great job with your challenge. It reminds me of the Twofer challenge. Your layouts are completely different and both cards are awesome.

April said...

Your cards are beautiful! You did a wonderful job on both.

Louca por porcelana said...

How beautiful!

Godelieve said...

Lovely cards Connie! I love the one with the frame especially, so pretty.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Both cards are gorge Connie you’ve an eye for that special detail to finish the cards off and you’re right about not having enough sympathy cards.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Lowcarb team member said...

You have done these so well …
I like them both.

All the best Jan

Janice said...

Love the theme idea for your cards, such a pretty stamp.