Sunday, 13 November 2011

Two Colour Ways!

 Hi blog friends!  I have basically the same card here but done in two different colour ways for your inspection  They both use the fancy ornament from the Christmas Filigree stamp set, which I love!  On both cards, the ornament was simply stamped in black archival ink and embossed with clear powder and I think it looks stunning without any colour to it.  The first one is one of my all time favourite colour combos, black and cream.  I have to make a black and cream card for every show I am working on because I love that combo so much!  I pulled out my octagon nesties for it here.  I absolutely love octagon shape and I never get enough of a chance to use these! I inked the ornament with antique linen ever so lightly for an accent.  The background was embossed with the star from that set and clear embossed for interest.   I added some fancy lace from my craft stash, a border punch, some pearls, a ribbon and some piercing and it was finished.
Virtually the same card here, except with red and cream.  Although the ribbon does look a little bit pink in the picture it is red and cream.  I used Labels 22 for the ornament this time, but I still inked it with antique linen distress ink for interest.  The lace is cream this time and I used the pearl PVA glue instead of piercing around the edge.  The background was also stamped and embossed with the star and shows up quite a bit better in this picture.  What do you say, which one do you prefer? All for now, Sue x

116 comments:

WencheP said...

Beautifl cards. They both looks so elegant. Love all the details.

-Wenche

Elaine L said...

Both wonderful cards but I do prefer the cream and black one although I would not be disappointed if I had received either one. I do like it when you show how simple can still be elegant and you do not need to make a card complicated.

baa-me-chick said...

Both cards are gorgeous, however.....................my FAVOURITE is...................the black & cream card!!! Simply stunning :-) xx

Bea said...

Love them both especially the lace as it adds that certain something

Anonymous said...

I couldn't choose because I love them both. I would love to go through your craft stash Sue you have some amazing stuff ;-)

sandra(misty) said...

Love both the card now you ate making it harder for me to decide what to do for my Xmas cards I was going to make them all the same now I am going to have to make o many of each

Агрум said...

Has begun to smell New year

Maggie said...

Fantastic Christmas cards Sue love them both, now choosing a favourite... well while I like black and cream a lot my fav has to be red cream and black a favourite combo of mine! Thanks for sharing

Maggie H

starcyl said...

Both cards are stunning Sue but if I had to choose then it would be the black and cream, but then again red is so very Christmassy. See wouldn't want to choose at all, love the lace.
Jenny x

Julia Watts said...

Lovely cards. I prefer the black and cream one. Love the lace on both of them. Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

Both colourways are exceptional, i would be proud to receive either of these cards.
I love the lace and ribbon.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs Amanda x

Lindyloo said...

These are definitely to my taste Sue. S.t.u.n.n.i.n.g!!
To chose between the two is too difficult. (I just sat clicking between the them for almost 3mins) So, all I can say, (which is cheating really, lol..) is to me, Black/Cream is Corporate elegance and Red/Cream is Family elegance (red showing the depth of love). My only true preference is the type of bow on the Black/Cream card. Regards and good Sunday to all. Linda x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue wonderful 2 cards today. They are both really fabulous Wow Wow Wow. Lots of love Jenny L

Ayelet said...

I love your elegant cards. Both cards are beautiful and it's very hard to choose one...
I love the lace on both of the cards.
I love the ribbon and button on the black card and I love the layers on the red one.

Claire said...

Hi Sue, I like both cards but especially the black and cream one, it's just so elegant - thanks for sharing them with us. Claire x

Jan said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue xx Jan

Kate's Cards said...

Both cards are great!! Have to say I prefer the black and white, very striking!

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love these cards. Both colourways look superb.
Sue

Helen said...

Hi Sue, both beautiful cards, I need to make one now, but I need to buy the stamp set and I cant find it anywhere, Please can you tell me where to buy it from Best wishes Helen x

Anonymous said...

Both cards are great, hard to choose a favourite but i do prefer the black and cream as i love the black lace and the stamped bauble stands out more on this card, also like the ribbon , cord and button accent on top of card. Another winner Sue. Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Struggle to fin a favourite with these to colurways but I think the red just gets my vote.thanks sue Gwen Marsden

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, the black and cream get my vote, it is so beautiful with the black lace and the ornament is stunning. I do like the red version but LOVE the black and cream, very elegant. Anne x

Ang said...

Love the cards, it is amazing how just changing the colour makes it so different

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Love both the cards, but I would probably favour the black and cream.
The lace makes a very pretty addition.

Eileen x

Maryann said...

Both cards are just beautiful. I admit I love the black and cream the most but I just love the cream lace to pieces, so it´s really hard topick one for another, as they´re both really awesome in different ways. Stunning work again hun.

Crafty mop said...

I really can't decide sue they are both beautiful the colour schemes for both are fantastic ....I love your finishing touches to all your cards .Mandy x

Anonymous said...

The black and cream card is lovely but I am a traditionalist so for Christmas it has to be red.
Frances

marg said...

Hello Sue !
I'm sorry but I can't choose... they are both outstanding!
love marg

Clai01 said...

I think my vote is the red, but they are both lovely cards

Fuchsia said...

If I really had to choose between them it would be the Black and cream but really like them both !

Fiona said...

I have that stamp - thanks for the inspiration!

Jacqueline941 said...

I love both of the cards, but I think my favourite is the black. xx

Marie-Louise said...

Two beautiful cards but if I had had to choose it would be the red and cream.

CraftyLoops said...

Ohhh this is a tough one, they are both so beautiful. And as you say basically the same card but I think the colour difference makes them two very different cards. Im gonna have to go with cream and black, I love that colour combo...but the I do love cream and red too! Hmmmm.....can I not just love them both?!! Lol. Lee x

claudia said...

I love the first card black and cream! Wonderfull embellishments!
xoxoxo
Claudia

Rita said...

Love both cards Sue, but there is just something elegant about Cream & Black.. Did you stamp outside the die with the red one. Hugs Rita xxxx

Vie Carter said...

back to your usual card making Sue

loved both cards - just up my street

Vie Carter
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Cards. The colours you've used are so elegant together and I love them both!!!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Craftychris said...

Fabulous cards, I love both options. If i had to make a choice, it would have to be the red as I love red. Thanks for the inspiration as always xx

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Sue! I am not sure I can choose a favorite. I love them both equally I think. Sorry, I would have to have them both :)

Anonymous said...

Loved both cards, but my fav. is the black and white card.
xx Janet Babar

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, Love them both, cannot choose between them, have two different people in the family that they suit down to the ground!!
MariaS

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both so pretty.

Janet said...

mmmmm,thats a difficult one, I like them both, the black is very chic and elegant but the red is warm and inviting - my verdict - both lovely - its a draw!!

dutchess said...

Yes Sue I love em both.....and now of course I am on the internet trying to get the stamp!!!! love it hope you are having a lovely weekend ours is drizzle and damp the perfect excuse to be in my craft room.....take care Margaret

craftymum said...

2 beautiful cards Sue. Can't say which I like the best. The black is so elegant but the red is striking.
great inspiration
Hugs sarah x

PaulineC said...

Both are gorgeous but if I had to choose I would go for the black and cream one.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love both cards they are very striking,I prefer the red one though. Thankyou for such wonderful designs.
Carol x

Uta said...

Two beautiful cards and the colours are so beautiful.

Hugs, Uta

Anne said...

Really hard to choose they are both so beautiful,
I think Ill choose the black one or the red one...no the black one....oh I can't pick between them Ill have them both lol
Hugs Anne x

Marleine said...

Love both for different reasons, although I like the warmth of the red. So I guess if I was to choose the red gets my vote.

jane said...

I love both them both but my favourite is the black and cream the fancy lace is beautiful i have seen it on several of your cards would love a craft stash like yours LOL

Jane xx

Sandra F said...

I like both of them and don't think I could make one a favourite. they're both gorgeous.

Carole said...

I looked at these cards for ages trying to choose a favourite. I love black and white/cream on cards, but for Christmas I just adored the red. Very stylish cards Sue and I love the stripey ribbon too, Carole x

Bee and Dee said...

Beautiful cards in both Colourways and I actually have most of the kit to case them. hugs Bee

Barbara Phillips said...

Love both cards but if I have to choose then it would be the red one only because it feels more christmasy. Love your signature piercing/dots and the lace is gorgeous.

Ciacchina said...

mi piace molto la versione in rosso

bhavana said...

Simply beautiful!! Love all your cards!

lilygee said...

Hello everyone - Love them both but the black and cream is the winner, I think it's that fancy black lace that makes it look so classy. The striped ribbon on the red one is adorable.
lillygeexx

craftynana said...

Sue It was hard to choose but I think the black and cream won on the nose. Absolutely beautiful

Lorraine said...

wow i love these two cards and the red is stunning i just love the elegance of these cards xx

Anonymous said...

Love both of these sue, however my favourite colour combination is the black and cream.
Edwina

Nick said...

I've been without the internet for a few days and it seems I have missed a lot. These cards are really beautiful, I especially like the black and cream, it's very elegant.

Kimberly said...

WOW, both these cards are fabulous...the lace trim is outstanding. Love them both. tfs
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Carole RB said...

Those cards are so beautiful and elegant!

Sandra Riley.... said...

Oh Sue love them both but think black and cream is my favourite colour combo!
The red stripe ribbon is gorgeous, where is it from?
Look forward to your next one..
hugs
Sandra Riley

Luanne said...

very very beautiful cards! love them both. The black and cream is very elegant I love that most. :)
May I ask what brand of stamp pad ink are you using? the color seem to be very dark, it's my first time stamping and I have a versafine and it's not that dark and there are spots that don't have ink.

Thanks,Cheers!

Rufus said...

I love 'em both! Have to confess that I like the bow on the black on better, just my taste. The red stripe ribbon is pretty, but seems to casual to me. What stamp co. is that ornament from? It's very pretty!
R/

KimberleyG said...

Wow and wow! Beautiful lace.

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful cards, love the lace also. TFS

Chloe's Nan said...

Both lovely cards but my preference is the black. At first glance I thought the lace on the black was another die! x

Jan said...

lovely lovely cards

Susanne said...

This both card is so Lovely!!!!
Hugs Susanne

pamela said...

Elegant cards, I think I like the red one best.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, both cards are georgous as usual but if I had to pick, I would go for the black & cream combination as they are my favourite colours for a card also. Ann w

Anonymous said...

Both georgous cards Sue but I think I like the black & Cream colourways the best. Ann W

scrapper said...

Two fabulous and stylish cards - lovely Sue

Takaya said...

Aaaaaa both cards are sooooo awesome! I can't decide which I like more!
maby black&cream a litte bit more :D

Vee said...

sue, i love them both. looks like the red ornament is on foam dots? gives a nice dimension when coupled with the stamped stars.
hugs.

Anonymous said...

Love both cards

MissD

inkypinkycraft said...

Great cards, but I have to go with black and White, just love those colourvtogether! Trace x

Kimbo said...

Both beautiful but the cream and black is my favourite - so elegant

Jackie Ginger said...

I love both these cards, but it would have to be the red and white for me xx

Anonymous said...

Both very elegant cards. My favourite is the red and cream, lovely!. You must have an amazingly steady hand to get the cosmic shimmer glue faux pearls so uniform and perfect, have you ever tried cake decorating? I'm sure you would be brilliant!

Stampersue said...

The black and cream is stunning - my favourite.

Stampersue
X

Heidi said...

Mmmmmm, just yummy. I'm loving the lace trim. Sort of thing I'd have dangling from one of my floaty skirts!
Lovely cards as always
Heidi :-)

lion_tamer said...

Hi love both cards and find it impossible to choose a favourite xx

violetclouds said...

my fave is the black & cream one, except I love the way you have done your trick of having the stamp coming outside the edge of the nestie on the red one. (Unless its actually just layered up on this particular one?)

shells-crafts said...

Beautiful. Particularly like the black one, something very sexy about the back lace :)

Amy Ackley said...

Your a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Eemeli said...

Both are very beautiful but I think that black and white is the one I loooooove :)
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Liz said...

love the cards, perfet for mass production for work collegues

debbie said...

Sue this card is Lovely
from debbie

Elaine said...

The Same , but OH SO DIFFERENT !!. You make it all look so easy Sue , I like this card very much
Regards Elaine

Sue said...

I love them both, but the first has maybe the edge. Love the use of the lace on both and wonderful big bows are a must at Christmas aren't they!!

Sue C

Carol S. said...

They are both beautiful. What a difference colour makes! Hugs, Carol S.xx

miislucky said...

They are both gorgeous! Love the black ornament and you're right you don't need to add color. They're perfect!!! Mimi

Joanie said...

Even though the design is pretty much the same they look totally different. Love them x

Anonymous said...

same card but totally different looks,very stylish!

Sheila H said...

Another two beautiful cards.It is amazing how,when you change the colour,you change the card.Love them.xxxx

CathyinMN said...

I like both of your cards. I don't think I could choose a favorite; they're both wonderful.

Tracy said...

Both are lovely - they don't even look like the same stamp somehow.

Carol D said...

Love all the details and that a beautiful stamp.
love both colourways.
Carol xx

smittenstamper said...

Hi Sue ...can't make up my mind what one is my favourite....love..love....love..Wilma.xx

loftylass said...

Oh Sue - how can we choose? They are both gorgeous and I would be delighted to send or receive either one.
Hugs
Heather
x

blingy crafter said...

cream an black with the xmas bauble.. love it!!!

Wee Purr said...

blacks and reds stunning...

Irene Thacker said...

beautiful cards , cant wait to try them x

melanie said...

Beautiful card xx

CraftyJo said...

Both lovely but I prefer the black and cream myself.

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