Thursday, 1 December 2011

One Card, Two Versions




Hi blog friends! Here is a simple card that I did with two different versions.  I originally made the bottom card and wasn't happy with it as it felt unbalanced when I finished it.  Since I wanted to use it as a demo card to show the lovely lacy circles doubled up to make it look like a doily edge, so I decided to re-do it.  I put the heavier striped card on the background this time and I felt like it balanced out the heavy bling from the focal element.  You decide which one works better!  I cut the Labels 22 out of black glitter card and added the matching nestabling.  Then I cut two of each size of the lacy circles,  offset them and pushed the edges upwards a bit for a ruffly look.  I used the Riveria Lilac Vintage Ribbon for my bow and added one of pre-made black organza flowers to the centre.  All for now, Sue x


86 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

I love them both! I do think the top one looks more "balanced" but really I love the bottom one too :)

mags said...

Hi Sue. I do like both cards but do agree that the top one does appear to work slightly better. But fab cards as always.
Mags
x

Christine said...

I can't decide which one I like the most - maybe because they are both so elegant and lovely xx

Jan said...

Love them both Sue but the stripy background is better, just xx Jan

Carole said...

I like them both...I see what you mean in the top one appearing more balanced, but I DO love the bow on the bottom one! Carole Z xx

Maryann said...

I must admit, I am the same here and feels the second one is a little better balanced to. But it really shows well how lttle it takes to change the look of something. I just love your bow, it just finish it all of.

Julia Watts said...

I prefer the first one. More striking. Love, Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

I like both versions, but must admit to liking the second card best, the bold stripy background really sets off the front. Just love that colour bow.
But both designs could be packaging for expensive chocolates!!!
Hugs Amanda x

Elaine L said...

Can't decide on which I like better as I like both of these card- leaning maybe more to the bottom one but very close. Excellent use of ribbons.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

I kinda like both and cannot chose so I will vote for both (can I do that?) lol
Heather x

Sue said...

Both cards very dramatic but i like the first card most with the bold striped background paper Luv Sue x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue lovely cards yet again, just love the colours. I think I like the original best. I've just made a card for our daughter with an Egyptian theme and some of the grand dies. By the way did you know if you have not got a Tim Holtz ruler you can use the Fleur De Lis Accents long die, as it has holes in it. Lots of love Jenny L

Sandra F said...

I like both of them Sue.

baa-me-chick said...

I like the top card the best........although both are striking! Nicki xx

Eemeli said...

They are both beautiful and I just love that dark blue ribbon! I think my favorite is the card on top 'cause having that white space on the middle and stripes on the back gives more space and it doesn't feel so tight.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Marie-Louise said...

Both are beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

Oh to be able to make cards that I am not "happy" with and have them look as good as this. Both beautiful and I couldn't choose.

Maggie said...

Great cards Sue I like the bottom one best as the stripes on the first one, for me, are too much - not really a stripes girl lol!

Maggie H

Fuchsia said...

Lovely cards Sue !

Sue Yorkshire said...

They are both lovely cards Sue but I think the first one is the one I would chose if I had to.
Sue x

Anonymous said...

I think they are both lovelycards Sue can not choose. Yvonne xx

Tracy said...

They're both super!

marg said...

Hello Sue
I don't think I could choose between them either !
Love Marg

PaulineC said...

The change is very subtle, but on much reflection I think that I agree that the 2nd version is slightly better.

Susanne said...

Love them both!!! Have a nice day!
Hugs Susanne

Crafty mop said...

These two cards are very elegant sue .....love them x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
To be honest I think they are both great, but if I had to choice one, I think, like you It would be the top one.
xxx Janet

lorraine (classylady) said...

I would be ecstatic to receive either of these cards, they are stunning

Anonymous said...

Yes, maybe the second one is more balanced Sue but I like them both. Ann W

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I prefer the first version. I haven't read any other comments yet, so it will be interesting to see how the 'others' feel about it.

Elaine J xx

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, I like the second one best, because I love the bow and with less stripes I think the eye is drawn to the sentiment more easily. Regards Anne x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
I must admit I like both of these cards, but I would think that the second one for me is probably more balanced.

Eileen x

Fiona said...

Ribbons are back - glad to see you're feeling your old self again!!!

Lilnute said...

Hi Sue,
I personally like both versions but I do think the scond one has the edge on 'wow' factor.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I look at your sight everyday during my lunch break at work and you just blow me away with your designs. I wish I had half of your imagination.

Keep posting because I like looking.

Best wishes.

Bet

Gwen Marsden said...

Like both versions Sue but must admit I do like the second one best

Hellma said...

I must admit I like both of these cards, but must say i am leaning more towards the first card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - both very smart but do prefer the stripes as the background - Kay x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Love both cards...but prefer the first one its much more classic.
Carol x

CraftyJo said...

They're both lovely, so much work with so many elements!

Janet said...

I like the bottom one best Sue, but hey - who am I to judge the work of the Master!

craftymum said...

stunning cards Sue
hugs Sarah x

CraftyMaria said...

Lovely! MariaS

dutchess said...

Wow Sue I love em both...my POTW has arrived at last so can play with my nestabling!!!!! wheeeee,going to try to craft this afternoon hope you are having a great time with Mom and Dad....take care Margaret

CathyinMN said...

Sue, I think you're right. Although both cards are very nice, I do like the top one better.

Craftychris said...

I like them both so could not choose!! Fab as usual.

Vie Carter said...

Both great cards

Vie Carter
x

lilygee said...

Both cards are lovely Sue
take care lilygeexxx

eom said...

oooh so pretty i like both of them. another stunner

Kate's Cards said...

...........hello!!

Clai01 said...

I think i like the bottom card best , but they are both stunning.

Stephen Cresswell said...

Sue

Both are great but I have to say I think I prefer the original, no accounting for taste.

Anonymous said...

I love them both, and could not pick a favourite. Edwina

Barbara Phillips said...

I like both and cannot choose.

Barbara Phillips said...

I like both and cannot choose.

thecraftycavalier said...

Love them both but the top one is my favourite. Hugs, Jayne x

CraftyLoops said...

Im as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike Im afraid as I love them both Sue. Lee xx

Missmizog said...

I love them both x

sheila said...

I like both...cannot choose Sheila

Crafty Chris said...

2 stunning cards if I had to choose it would be the 1st one very classy cards.
Chris x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I agree with you, the 2nd is more balanced. Such a lovely card I think I will give it a go.Thank you for the wonderful inspiration :)
Sue H.

Kazbomps said...

Its hard to choose but I think that the top one is the one I prefer. Karen x

Jane said...

I like your second idear the best like the bold strips

Jane xx

di said...

Beautiful

Lindyloo said...

Sorry Sue, I am struggling for words here as I am giggling so much over Lee's (Craftyloops) comment. The thought of an ashtray on a motorbike - I love it!!
Now back to these delightful cards. I can't really prefer one over the other. Your first creation seems delicately feminine while the second is more soft masculine: reminding me of a banker manager's shirt and tie.
I have just rewatched your demo of the updated card on C&C (17th Nov) and realised that the updated card is in fact a visualisation of a Martin Parker ensemble. (I do so love his shirts.) Regards Linda

scrapper said...

Love the colours on this card Sue and agree with your ocmments about balance, the stripes on the top card really makes it pop

Lorraine said...

THESE ARE BOTH BEAUTIFUL HUNI XX

TimeOut2Create said...

Love them both sue. I bought some of your foundations papers while ago and haven't used them yet, all i need now are some of your nestablings!
Thanks for sharing sue.
Bim x

Ann Pepall said...

Sue both cards are gorgeous l really can not say which one l like best, thank you for sharing with us. Ann Pepall

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, they both look great.

Vee Cassidy said...

These are both lovely but the top one is breathtaking. Vee x

Uta said...

Both cards are so beautiful.

iReneM said...

Both are totally gorgeous - but agree with you that your #2 version (top card)is better balanced.
x

ginny c said...

beatiful cards love this nesty,

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Lynne M said...

Both cards are great but if I have to choose then it would be the bottom one. lol Lynne M

SMAG53 said...

Love both cards.Would be difficult to choose which one to make first.xx

joy said...

HI Sue
Love this card my sister and i are busy making cards for friends and family . you have given us so much to think about.
love your work thanks joyce e

sheila said...

Both cards work really well, judging by other Bloggers comments you can please all of the people all of the time by taking one idea and reconfigering it.

KimberleyG said...

I can't decide.

Irene Thacker said...

What a lovely card, there is not enough words to say how beautiful your cards are sue

miislucky said...

Both cards work. I really like the idea of pushing up the lacy circles. I'm going to try that one now. TFS! Mimi

Jan said...

My preference is for the top one as I like the patterned paper to the back. Saying that I wouldn't say no to the other if it was offered as they are both gorgeous Sue x

Lynne said...

Both cards lovely as usual, but the top card does have the edge. The central piece looks better on the plain background with the dark stripes at the back.
Best wishes.
Lynne in Spain

Anonymous said...

Saw u make this one on c&c and couldnt choose then. Remind me of the sea and sailors so could be a mans card. um good enough to send to any one. Well done Sue
born again spellbinder
Nadine
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Helen said...

Lol i thought that was a trick then, a bit of a spot the differnce, I see the difference now, another beautiful design xx