Friday, November 7, 2008

Blogger's Challenge and Holiday Blogstravaganza

Today's Blogger's challenge is called "The same but different." We could use the same stamps or the same layout, or the same technique etc, to create two cards. One of the reason I love doing BCs is because there is so much creativity and free reign -- the topic is meant to inspire, not a hard-and-fast guideline...

So, because I have to do my own thing, I decided to use the same stamps (all from Stampin' Up!)AND the same layout to create two cards. Oh heck, I even used the same COLORS! But my cards are not the same...not even remotely. Because both cards use different techniques. It is quite amazing to see how VERY different these same cards are!



The first card uses the triple dimension Technique for the background snowflakes (February 2006 TJ Newsletter), with the trees and saying done with the Burnished Embossing Technique from the December 2007 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
The background on the second card uses the Watered Tintz Technique (December 2006 TJNL), with a Poppin' Rub-on's (February 2004 TJNL) Tree on the front panel.
so the same...but different! Check out the other Blogger's Challenge players in my sidebar.
For today's Holiday Blogstravaganza, the following designers are playing along - check out their blogs, too, for a dose of holiday inspiration!

17 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Holiday Cards Pat - love the different techniques.

Lynn Mercurio said...

lol...Pat - you're such a rebel! :) Honestly...both are great cards...love the little subtle difference, which make a big impact!

Ida P. Krause said...

Nice job with the challenge. Seeing different techniques is fun and both of these look great. I think I like the 2nd card just because of the muted look it has.

Kristen said...

Gorgeous cards Pat. Both techniques are so unique. Great cards!

Connie Paxman said...

Ahhh...pat love your cards and the midtones..Love burnishing technique from TJ. I used this technique a lot for my Xmas cards.
connie paxman

Barb Hardeman said...

Great use of all those different techniques, Pat. Very unique and charmng!

Kerry D-C said...

Wow! these are LOVELY!!!! Great job, Pat!!

Chrissy D said...

These are both WONDERFUL! Love the different techniques! TFS!

Nikki Bond said...

These are simply fantastic! Love the elegance and the effect you created is gorgeous! {SMILES}

Marcia P said...

Oh, these are beautiful Pat, very elegant and pretty.

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are so striking and beautiful! How did so much talent go to one lady? Good for you!

StampingSelene said...

I got this set in the mail, and i've used the snowflakes over and over.. I was stumped on that tree. You did an amazing job. I love it!

Claudia said...

While both cards are great, I so so so LOVE the 2nd one! Awesome!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful cards, Pat. I'm going to try getting some cards made for this week's challenge. You are always such an inspiration!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Awesome cards! Great job with the challenge! :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Pat! The different techniques really change the look of the cards.

Robin Merriman said...

Very pretty Pat. This set was a great choice for those techniques.