Francine and I are two cardmakers from Switzerland. We love the same stamps and products! We also like to play with the different crafting techniques. This is why we decided to start a monthly challenge between both of us, which consists of creating a project with the same stamp, craft supplies or technique. It will be such fun seeing the similarities and differences in how the two of us use the same stuff. We got inspired by Jennifer McGuire (she spoke about those challenges in the Kick Start Online Card Class) and also by Christine’s and Anni’s «Lottie and Lisa» («Das doppelte Lottchen»).
Doesn’t that sound like a cool challenge? If you have the same stamp and if you get inspired by our challenge, feel free to play it with us! Leave a direct link to your project in the comment field below (No back links, please! It will be funnier to see new creations!). You can also upload your cards to our Same but different challenge Flickr gallery!
Ok, let’s start with the first «Same but different» challenge.
Here is a peek at the stamp set we used:
And here is my take:
Oh, how I LOVE these cute critters! I immediately knew I wanted to create a card that symbolizes friendship! That's why I picked the fox and the bunny to hold a big heart with a lovely message for a dear friend. I colored the images with my Copics. You can hardly see it on the photo but I repeatedly stamped the sentiment «Sweet Friend» (Wplus9 «Hand Lettered Hello») onto the die-cut heart (MFT Die-namics «Heart Full of Love») in «Sea Glass» ink from Simon Says Stamp and sponged the edges. I also heat embossed the same sentiment in white on the banner. The large handwritten «Thinking of you» is from the SSS stamp set «Sending Happy Thoughts» and I heat embossed it with «Liquid Platinum» embossing powder from Ranger. For the sunburst background I used a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder («Celebrate»).
Now hop over to Francine to see her gorgeous creation.
Hope you had fun with this post! See you next month for a new «Same but different» challenge. Thanks for stopping by!