The Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this week is Speedystamper. What an amazing gallery she has! I loved so many of her cards, I couldn't decide which one I wanted to case, so I did two cards.
The first card uses Stampin Up!s retired set "Noble Deer". Even though this image is not my personal style, its a great image for masculine cards. We have so many deer hunters where I live, so I use this image a lot, and the guys really appreciate it. Speedystamper's original card can be seen here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/974293?cat=500+ppuser=646. I kept the same colors and layout, but I eliminated the tearing, moved the twine to the bottom of the card and did a different treatment with it, and I also added more color to the image. The cardstock colors are Stampin Up! "Chocolate Chip", "Hunter Green", "Close to Cocoa" and "Naturals Ivory". I colored my image uses Stampin Up!'s Watercolor Crayons. The twine I purchased at Walmart. The edges of the Ivory Cardstock were sponged with 'Chocolate Chip' ink.
The second card uses Stampin Up!'s "Inspired by Nature" set for the main image, and the sentiment is from 'Upsy Daisy'. Speedy Stampers original card can be seen here: http://http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1009342. I changed everything about this card except for the main image and layout. The cardstock colors are 'Kiwi Kiss", and an unknown purple from Michaels, and Georgia Pacific White. I used a variety of unknown, miscellaneous inks, but also Stampin Up! 'Kiwi Kiss', and 'Chocolate Chip'. I added dew drops, Hodgepodge Hardware, and Ribbon for embellishment. The sentiment is mounted up on dimensionals.
I hope you enjoyed my birthday cards! Have a great day! Amy