Double Take!

April 13th, 2007

I couldn’t help but be intrigued by a little game some friends have been playing – Take Two.  Julia Stainton, Lindsey Botkin and Trudee Sauer have been having some fun (check out their blogs from my blog roll!)….so my friend Taylor and I kind of decided to *steal* their idea (I hope they don’t hate us *wink*).  We call it Double Take.  We chose a stamp set and a color combo and you’ll get to see both of our “takes” on it – thus a Double Take!

For today we chose Doodle This since neither of us had played with it much yet at all and a color combo right off the SU Color Coach: Rose Red, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip.  You can see Taylor’s card here.   Oh I can’t wait to see what she did!

 double-take-1-doodle-this-april-07-jami-small.jpg My card is sized to fit in an envelope made with the SU 5-in-1 Template, however it ended up with so much dimension that I don’t think it will fit in any envelope period!  LOL!  I started with an idea I wanted to experiment with.  I stamped the flowers on Au Chocolat designer paper and watercolored them.  After cutting them out, I embossed each flower with 2 layers of UTEE.  They are soooo shiny and the curled a bit and took on a nice shape pretty much on their own.  I simply attached them to a saffron panel (stamped with some stems) with glue dots.  The top portion is stamped with Dots & Daisies BG and the little flowers are colored in with Amethyst marker.  The bottom portion was stamped with Paisley in Rose Red classic ink.  I used a Sakura Stardust Gel Pen to highlight the stems and all around the card – very nice touch of sparkle.  The sentiment from Warm Words was punched out with the SU small oval punch and matted on a large Chocolate Chip oval.  There is a small strip of the Au Chocolat paper in the middle with a bit of Rose Red grosgrain ribbon.  Finished the whole thing off with the ticket corner punch and some saffron brads.  I’ve gone back and forth between really liking this card and thinking it’s goofy!  LOL!  Do you ever do that?

Tonight is my monthly technique class, so sometime in the next day or so I’ll share the samples from my class.  For now I need to get busy to finish my prep work!  Thanks for stopping by!

9 Responses to “Double Take!”

  1. Nancy Says:

    Both of your cards are stunning! At first glance, you’d never know it was the same colour combo since you both used it so differently!

  2. Debra Says:

    Very cute and I love the sparkle!

  3. Brenda T Says:

    WOW! I forgot how much fun it is working with UTEE. Love the colors.

  4. StamperSharon Says:

    Great idea for the Double Take, Jami — I’d been thinking of doing this, too! Great card, too . . . you can just hand deliver it to me at the end of the month, okay?!! 😉

  5. Regina Davis Says:

    I think it’s a great card! I’m sure that it just sparkles. Thanks for sharing. Now I’m off to see what Taylor created…

  6. trudee Says:

    Super cute Jami!! I love the colors, too!

  7. KristineB Says:

    Ooo…that is awesome Jami!! I saw Taylor’s too and it’s amazing how different they are. LOVE THAT!! How fun. Wish my sister had internet so we could play! ;o)

  8. lexi Says:

    great card! totally cool how different from taylor’s it is!

  9. leslierich Says:

    These are such fun, whimsical images! Not goofy, just gorgeous in a fun kinda way! I love it, Jami! The “giggle” is perfect with this set!

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